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"New incentives to go solar in Oregon"

"New incentives to go solar in Oregon"

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.

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"SunPower achieves new solar efficiency record"

"SunPower achieves new solar efficiency record"

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.

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"Solar thermal jockeys for its place in the sun"

"Solar thermal jockeys for its place in the sun"

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.

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Residential Basics of Going Solar - Eugene

The first part of this workshop covers the basics of why solar is a smart choice for Oregon homeowners. We will show you: How well solar works in Oregon's climate Available solar technologies Financial incentives and tax credits How to choose a contractor Residential tax credits and incentives often pay for up to 80% of the cost! Participants will come away with basic knowledge about solar energy systems and will be prepared to do more focused research on their own and start working with a contractor. Please RSVP below.

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"Oregon’s prisons to start solar projects"

A mandate from the 2009 Oregon Legislature to use 1.5 percent of all new construction project budgets for solar energy projects means the agency responsible for housing Oregon’s prisoners will be doing more solar projects in the future.

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