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SNU 2015 Speaker Carolyn Virca: Unlocking Renewable Energy’s Potential

SNU 2015 Speaker Carolyn Virca: Unlocking Renewable Energy’s Potential

Standing in a lab surrounded by oxygen chambers and beakers, you can understand why Carolyn Virca’s research may unlock the key to solving renewable energy storage issues and transmission gridlock. Carolyn first heard about water splitting as an undergraduate student, and since then has been interested in chemistry and its applications in solar energy conversion.

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Solar Energy: Delivering Shiny Rewards

Environment America’s recently released report, “Shining Rewards: The Value of Rooftop Solar for Consumers and Society,” considers the costs and benefits of rooftop solar systems.

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Action Alert: Tell Sen. Wyden to keep solar growing in Oregon!

Next week, the U.S. Senate Finance Committee will decide whether to support continued American solar industry growth. Senator Wyden’s leadership as the ranking member on the Finance Committee gives him a key role in continuing our national commitment to solar energy. Sen. Wyden could introduce an amendment to include solar in the tax extenders bill. Please call Sen. Wyden at (202) 224-5244 or email and voice your support for solar.

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ACTION ALERT: Legislature Considers Diverting Renewable Energy Funding

ACTION ALERT: Legislature Considers Diverting Renewable Energy Funding

In their rush to put together a transportation package in the waning days of the session, the legislature is proposing re-directing $14.8 million away from efficiency in schools and investments in small-scale renewable energy projects like solar and geothermal

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Join us June 26-28 for the 17th annual SolWest Fair in Eastern Oregon

Join us June 26-28 for the 17th annual SolWest Fair in Eastern Oregon

Join us for the 17th annual SolWest Fair June 26-28 at the Union County Fairgrounds in beautiful La Grande. Presented by our community partner in Eastern Oregon, Oregon Rural Action, SolWest is opportunity to learn about energy efficiency, solar and wind energy, alternatively fueled vehicles, local food and more.

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Three Oregon Communities Selected to Receive $10K Solar Grants

Three Oregon Communities Selected to Receive $10K Solar Grants

Solar Oregon is excited to announce the recipients of three $10,000 mini-grants to non-profits and local governments in Oregon to increase the deployment of rooftop solar. The three Oregon solar projects that were awarded the grants are in the communities of Bend, Eugene, and Happy Valley.

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Hillsdale Solar Coalition: Powering Up for Schools in SW Portland

Hillsdale Solar Coalition: Powering Up for Schools in SW Portland

In SW Portland, the Hillsdale Solar Coalition offers discounts on group solar energy home installations and passes the savings along to local schools.

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Solar Oregon Hires Lisa Logie as new Executive Director

Solar Oregon Hires Lisa Logie as new Executive Director

The Board of Directors is pleased to announce the hiring of Lisa Logie as the new Executive Director of Solar Oregon. Ms. Logie brings over 25 years of experience working for regional and statewide associations in energy and transportation.

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Speak out for Solar: Residential Energy Tax Credit Extension

Speak out for Solar: Residential Energy Tax Credit Extension

The Oregon Legislature is currently considering House Bill 2447, which would extend the Residential Energy Tax Credit, which is due to expire in 2018, to the year 2022. Contact your local legislators and encourage them to support HB 2447!

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Solar Ready Toolkit Now Available!

Solar Ready Toolkit Now Available!

The Solar Ready Toolkit is a set of templates and information to support jurisdictions, utilities, and installers in lowering solar soft costs.

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Seeds for the Sol: Giving Power to the People

Seeds for the Sol: Giving Power to the People

In Corvallis, local partnerships are working to reduce the upfront price of solar through community wealth-sharing.

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How much energy could your roof produce? Find out with a free online solar mapping tool

How much energy could your roof produce? Find out with a free online solar mapping tool

It just got easier to explore whether solar panels make sense for your home or business. Energy Trust of Oregon is sponsoring Mapdwell Solar System, an online solar mapping tool that helps homeowners and businesses in select cities in Washington County estimate the solar potential of their rooftops.

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ASES and Intersolar Conference Attracts Thousands

ASES and Intersolar Conference Attracts Thousands

This summer Solar Oregon's Board President, Doug Boleyn, traveled to California to attend the Intersolar and American Solar Energy Society Conference. Read his thoughts of the conference and the developments in the solar industry.

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