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
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.
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.
In SW Portland, the Hillsdale Solar Coalition offers discounts on group solar energy home installations and passes the savings along to local schools.
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.
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!
The Solar Ready Toolkit is a set of templates and information to support jurisdictions, utilities, and installers in lowering solar soft costs.
In Corvallis, local partnerships are working to reduce the upfront price of solar through community wealth-sharing.
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.
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.