The Oregon Business Energy Tax Credit program, accustomed to having hundreds of millions of dollars worth of tax credits to issue each year, may soon have to share just $10 million with a handful of other programs.
Sanyo Solar opened its $84 million Salem wafer-making plant two years ago, employs just over 200, pays at 150 percent above the average Marion County wage, and has been a strong advocate for solar in Oregon.
SiC Processing doubled the production at its Swan Island plant last year. Over the last six years, the state’s success in landing companies including SolarWorld, Sanyo Solar, Solaicx and others has turned Oregon into the nation’s leader in the manufacturing of solar energy-generating products.
Dan and Kendal McDonald will hold an open house on June 5th to encourage their fellow community members to participate in the Solar Beaverton Residential Home Program.
Sunlight Solar is one of five solar contractors who now offer financing through SunRun, Inc. in Oregon.
When Lane Community College’s downtown campus is completed next year, it will include a 12kW solar power system on its roof, thanks to a $100,000 grant from the Eugene Water & Electric Board.
Southern Oregon potato farm goes solar to cut power bills
A study by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory of home sales in California shows that homes with PV systems sell for a premium that - on average - roughly equals the cost of the system!
Rally in Salem for solar-positive legislation
positive BETC analysis in SNL Financial
The Renewable Northwest Project estimates that the renewable energy industry has invested $5.4 billion in Oregon since 1998.
An Oregon food bank installs a 20.93 kW solar array.
Rural Pendleton is blazing an unlikely renewable energy trail, offering no-interest loans to spark interest in solar power and a group-buy philosophy to get better prices. More than 50 residents installed systems last year, and the program was expanded to more residents and to include businesses this year.