"Corvallis Fire Station Goes Solar"
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CORVALLIS, Ore. -- A fire station goes green in one of the nation's most sustainable communities.
The Corvallis Fire Station was provided with solar panels with the help of grants from Pacific Power's Blue Sky customers and the Energy Trust of Oregon.
The station's 15-kilowatt system now generates more than half of its electricity.
Pacific Power Blue Sky customers funded $58,279 toward the project and the Energy Trust of Oregon provided $19,388.
The City of Corvallis has been a multi-year supporter of renewable energy through the Blue Sky program.
Blue Sky provides Pacific Power customers a way to support wind-powered generation and other renewable energy sources such as solar, low-emissions biomass and geothermal.
Pacific Power customers can keep adding to Blue Sky's success by greening their own homes and businesses.
Buying just one 100-kilowatt hour block of Blue Sky power costs $1.95 per month.