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Solar energy to save agencies $$$ thousands

Thanks to funding from two sources, four Wallowa County entities will have solar power soon.

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Laundry’s energy-guzzling ways will soon be a thing of the past

Cutting-edge Laundromat’s new machines and solar panels put it a step ahead of the competition

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Hood River engineers unveil their “human utility vehicle”

Hood River engineers unveil their “human utility vehicle”

One of the most interesting features of the Hauler is the solar panel that doubles as a roof over the cargo bin. Blake says the solar panel is the same size used by NGO’s to power businesses, schools, and hospitals in developing countries. It was designed to easily detach from the vehicle to be put to use in building “ad-hoc, off-grid power solutions.”

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Goal Net Zero Tour - 05/08/10 - Portland

Solar Oregon’s third annual Goal Net Zero (GNZ) Tour features four Portland homes reaching for Net Zero Energy use. Learn from the workshop and guided tour what can be achieved with deep energy retrofits and new construction. This year we are also introducing the European Passive House concept. The GNZ Tour is open to homeowners, designers, builders and real estate professionals who are interested in high performance homes. Sack lunches included. Other details to follow.

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All clear for solar highway

All clear for solar highway

The state finds no ‘significant impacts' to its plan for a utility-scale solar installation.The Oregon Department of Transportation is ready to move ahead with a utility-scale solar energy project after finding no major drawbacks at the planned site, a terraced hillside overlooking Interstate 205 in West Linn.

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