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"Solar Now! University Equips Solar Champions in Bend"

"Solar Now! University Equips Solar Champions in Bend"

The third annual Solar Now! University in Bend was our most successful conference yet, with over 60 attendees and 15 communities across Oregon represented. From La Grande to Medford and Portland to Lakeview, community leaders came to learn about solar energy from the best in government, nonprofit, industry and fellow local champions.

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"Solar Now! conference planned"

"Solar Now! conference planned"

Event to promote solar energy is coming to Bend

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"OSU researchers find microwave ovens may be tapped for cheaper solar energy"

"OSU researchers find microwave ovens may be tapped for cheaper solar energy"

Researchers at Oregon State University have figured out how to use microwave heating to process copper zinc tin sulfide, a promising solar cell compound that is less costly and toxic than some solar energy alternatives.

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"Learn more about solar"

"Learn more about solar"

The Environmental Center in Bend is hosting a series of informational workshops throughout the region in the next six weeks to offer homeowners more information about using solar energy.

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"Q&A: Solensphere looks to make solar power cheaper and more reliable"

"Q&A: Solensphere looks to make solar power cheaper and more reliable"

Solensphere Renewables has developed a solar concentrator system that intensely focuses sunlight using a reflector fashioned after a telescope. Concentrating sunlight makes more efficient use of expensive solar cells. To learn more about the southern Oregon-based company I talked with founders Corbyn Jahn, COO, and Adam Burwell, CEO, both students of Renewable Energy Engineering at Oregon Tech.

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"Solar panels could conflict with urban trees, says expert at Portland ecology meeting"

"Solar panels could conflict with urban trees, says expert at Portland ecology meeting"

Solar energy, despite its popularity as an environmentally friendly resource, could cost urban areas another renewable resource: trees. At the Ecological Society of America's annual meeting in Portland today, Dan Staley explained the potential conflict between urban solar installations and nearby trees.

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"SolarWorld plans $27M in upgrades to Hillsboro factory"

"SolarWorld plans $27M in upgrades to Hillsboro factory"

SolarWorld on Monday said it plans to invest $27 million in its Hillsboro factory with upgrades aimed at improving the performance of its solar panels. The new investment will push SolarWorld's total investment in Oregon past $600 million, and marks the fifth anniversary since the German solar panel-maker turned a vacated semiconductor plant into North America's biggest solar panel manufacturing plant.

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