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Commercial Basics of Going Solar - Portland

This workshop covers the basics of why solar is a smart choice for Oregon businesses. Current financial incentives may cover up to 90% (or more) of the cost. We will show how well solar works in Oregon's climate, identify available solar technologies and financial incentives, and discuss how to go about choosing a contractor. Participants will come away with basic knowledge about solar energy systems and will be prepared to do more focused research on their own, or start working with a contractor right away.

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"Salem Conference center to get solar panels"

"Salem Conference center to get solar panels"

City OKs system, which will provide some of site's power. The 1,280 solar panels scheduled to be mounted on the roof of the center will aid in the center's marketability in addition to increasing efficiency and reducing energy costs, said Rick Scott, the director of Salem's Urban Development Department.

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Passive Solar Design Ideas

You gain an understanding about the natural processes that underlie passive solar design and how building orientation, architecture and construction materials take advantage of these natural processes to provide a significant portion of a home's space heating, cooling and daylighting.

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Passive Solar Design Ideas

You gain an understanding about the natural processes that underlie passive solar design and how building orientation, architecture and construction materials take advantage of these natural processes to provide a significant portion of a home's space heating, cooling and daylighting.

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"Neighborhoods often slow to accept solar panels on homes"

"Neighborhoods often slow to accept solar panels on homes"

Larry Lohrman didn't imagine his quest for some energy from the sun would launch a green movement within his homeowners' association. But nine months later, he not only has gotten the association to write architectural guidelines for solar panel installation, he's also formed a community group called Sustainable Creekside. CC&Rs cover everything from what the roof can be made of to how high a resident's grass can grow. Turns out that a 1979 state law prohibits property owners from banning use of solar panels on property.

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