Meeting in special session Tuesday, the board voted 6 to 0 in favor of posting an $8.2 million bond measure in the Wasco County portion of the college district to match an already allocated $8 million state grant. If approved, the money would go to build a new building at The Dalles campus to house wind and solar energy jobs training programs.
Solarize Salem, a community group, is considering five bids for its program to bring solar electric panels to 100 Salem homes. The program is based on a half dozen grassroots efforts in Portland and other Oregon cities that bring neighbors together to buy solar installation in bulk to get a better rate and help educate each other on the process. The group, which is part of Salem Creative Network, will announce the two winning contractors, the installation price and open it up a sign-up sheet to all Salem homeowners Aug. 2.
Solexant Corp. is set to announce Tuesday that it has chosen to build a new manufacturing plant for thin-film solar cells in Gresham that will initially employ about 100 workers.
Oregon solar installers say a rule quietly enacted by a state agency July 1 -- and announced late Wednesday -- cuts a crucial tax credit, boosting costs of rooftop residential energy production.
Oregon Department of Energy Renewable Energy Tax Credit Changes Effective 7/1/10
At least 20 businesses are slated to build new solar systems under Oregon’s new solar incentive program, and that number is likely to climb
First Eastern Oregon Solar Fair
Solar Oregon at ASES Conference
Mark Pengilly sat at a computer in his Northwest Portland home at 8 a.m. Thursday, poised to apply for Oregon's new solar pilot program the moment it opened.
Nine Oregon Institute of Technology students will install solar panels this summer and bring electricity to isolated villages
Astoria looks at regulating alternative energy projects It's back to the drawing board for an ordinance being developed for regulating wind turbines and solar panels in the city of Astoria. The issue was discussed at length during a work session following Tuesday's meeting of the Astoria Planning Commission.
MEDFORD — A year after a solar farm near the Medford airport was proposed, the project is facing energy program deadlines with no significant progress
Power companies will have to buy back your excess power at more than six times the current rate if you convert to a solar energy plan.
SunPower Corp. announced Wednesday that it produced a full-scale solar cell with a sunlight-to-electricity conversion efficiency rate of 24.2 percent — that is, 24.2 percent of the sunlight that hits the cell is converted into electricity.
Oregon will plug $2.36 million in tax credits into boosting the solar thermal market here, aiming to revive a once popular method of heating water that now holds nascent promise for commercial water users.
A mandate from the 2009 Oregon Legislature to use 1.5 percent of all new construction project budgets for solar energy projects means the agency responsible for housing Oregon’s prisoners will be doing more solar projects in the future.
Oregon is pushing solar energy at a premium price. A new pilot project will reward a select group of homeowners and businesses with monthly checks for installing solar cells. Customers of the state's largest utilities will be funding the program through their electric bills
The warehouse store chain is trying out sales of the Eugene company’s panels in 16 outlets. News.
Feed In Tariff -- Oregonians who install solar panels will soon be eligible to receive checks from utility companies at premium rates for the power they generate.
on Wednesday, Grape made it clear it would like to ripen into a manufacturer with the capacity to employ as many as 200 workers in economically depressed Lane County. The company signed a lease for 53,000 square feet of factory space in Eugene, with an eye toward a $10 million plant with the capacity to churn out 100 megawatts of solar panels annually.