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"Here comes the sun"

"Here comes the sun"

County to funnel savings from solar to other energy-efficient projects

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"He walks the talk on sustainability"

"He walks the talk on sustainability"

His nine-year journey toward living green began small: planting an organic garden and using low VOC paint. It grew larger: installing 47 solar panels and other systems to help his home achieve net zero carbon emissions. And eventually gigantic: making a $2 million documentary film, "Deep Green," about how people the world over are reducing fossil fuel dependence.

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Couple Pioneers Green Lifestyle

Couple Pioneers Green Lifestyle

Richard and Pauline Mather were the first residential customers with Salem Electric to install a solar system at their West Salem home, and just recently they were among the first in the Willamette Valley to purchase a Nissan LEAF.

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Solar Oregon Ambassadors Celebrate PV + EV at Home

Solar Oregon Ambassadors Celebrate PV + EV at Home

Solar Ambassadors Richard and Pauline Mather have a new companion for their residential solar system: A luminescent, pearl-colored 2011 Nissan Leaf all-electric powered car.

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Solar Bonus Incentives from the Energy Trust of Oregon

Solar Bonus Incentives from the Energy Trust of Oregon

Contractors working within Energy Trust Service territories (Portland General Electric, Pacific Power, Northwest Natural Gas and Cascade Natural Gas) now have the opportunity to gain additional financial incentives for solar and energy conservation projects. The purpose of the bonus incentives is to encourage homeowners to pursue solar measures in concert with conservation measures and vice-versa.

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"Azuray Technologies enters a growth phase"

"Azuray Technologies enters a growth phase"

The 30-person company, based in Durham near the Bridgeport Village shopping center, is working to commercialize a technology first developed at Oregon State University.

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"Largest ground-mounted solar array in Clackamas Co. turns on"

"Largest ground-mounted solar array in Clackamas Co. turns on"

A 500-killowatt solar farm was switched on Friday at the Lever Family Farm in Aurora, the largest of its kind in Clackamas County.

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"Scientists use inkjet printing to produce solar cells"

"Scientists use inkjet printing to produce solar cells"

Solar energy may soon become easier to capture, say researchers who have developed a novel method to produce solar cells using inkjet printing.

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"SolarWorld to focus growth on U.S., Europe"

"SolarWorld to focus growth on U.S., Europe"

SolarWorld announced Wednesday that it sold its shares in a joint venture production site in South Korea. The company will instead focus on expanding its manufacturing capacity at its sites in the United Sates and in Germany.

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"Family harvests solar power in place of crops"

"Family harvests solar power in place of crops"

This past week the largest ground-mounted solar farm in the region went on line at the 88-acre Lever Family Farm in Aurora.

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Meet the Energy Trust of Oregon's new Senior Residential Solar Project Manager

Meet the Energy Trust of Oregon's new Senior Residential Solar Project Manager

Rob Del Mar has joined Energy Trust of Oregon as their new Senior Residential Solar Project Manager.

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"2011 ASES Trip Report"

"2011 ASES Trip Report"

Solar Oregon Board Member Kacia Brockman reports back on her participation in the American Solar Energy Society conference in Raleigh, NC.

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"Renewable Energy Leaders Detail $5.4 Billion Investment in Oregon Economy"

Leaders from diverse sectors - including business, rural counties, labor and education - detail the many ways in which renewable energy investments are benefitting Oregon's economy, communities and environment.

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"Businesses utilize Solarize Pendleton"

"Businesses utilize Solarize Pendleton"

Five local businesses in Pendleton are installing solar arrays thanks to the Solarize Pendleton program.

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