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Founded in 1979, Solar Oregon is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit membership organization providing public education and community outreach to encourage Oregonians to choose solar energy.
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Message from the President and Executive Director

By Ron "Mac" McDowell, Solar Oregon Board President, and Claire Carlson, Executive Director

Happy New Year! Last year Solar Oregon spent a great deal of time working on our three-year strategic plan, hiring and training staff, relocating to a new home, and working to ensure that solar energy incentives become available to everyone in Oregon. As we look back, we’re proud of all that we have accomplished, but we’re even more excited to begin the New Year. Our organization is committed to bringing together citizens, government, business, educational groups, and sustainability advocates to help solve our energy issues and improve the quality of life in our beautiful state.

So we approach 2012 with renewed vigor and new initiatives aimed at better supporting our mission. We intend to expand our influence and will be working with communities across the state to provide support for a multitude of Solarize and educational programs. We’ll also be improving our internal processes, systems, and website to allow for easier access to information and to improve communication with our members and all our fellow Oregon residents.

Oregon is such a special and diverse place, abundant with natural resources and majestic beauty. Many of us choose to live here because of this quality of life. If you made a resolution to live a more sustainable, less polluting, and healthier lifestyle this year, then Solar Oregon has plenty of opportunities for you to make a difference right away. Please contact our office to inquire about how to get involved.

Join Solar Oregon today – together we can make 2012 a year of action!

Our best years are ahead of us as an organization because solar power is the future! As leaders of Solar Oregon, we are honored to serve the organization, our members, partners, and residents of Oregon.  Let’s work together to make our ideas and values a reality.



RC McDowell                                              Claire Carlson                       

Ron “Mac” McDowell, President                                 Claire Carlson, Executive Director

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