News updates from Solar Oregon
Astoria looks at regulating alternative energy projects It's back to the drawing board for an ordinance being developed for regulating wind turbines and solar panels in the city of Astoria. The issue was discussed at length during a work session following Tuesday's meeting of the Astoria Planning Commission.
MEDFORD — A year after a solar farm near the Medford airport was proposed, the project is facing energy program deadlines with no significant progress
Power companies will have to buy back your excess power at more than six times the current rate if you convert to a solar energy plan.
SunPower Corp. announced Wednesday that it produced a full-scale solar cell with a sunlight-to-electricity conversion efficiency rate of 24.2 percent — that is, 24.2 percent of the sunlight that hits the cell is converted into electricity.
Oregon will plug $2.36 million in tax credits into boosting the solar thermal market here, aiming to revive a once popular method of heating water that now holds nascent promise for commercial water users.