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Volunteers Can Help Their Neighbors Plug into the Sun

West Linn-Lake Oswego, Ore—March 2, 2012—The community led solar initiative,
Solarize West Linn-Lake Oswego (SWLLO), will launch this month and more
volunteers are needed to help make the campaign a success.

“After months of preparation, we are excited to see this program getting off the
ground. We are now ready to work with volunteers to help us let our communities
know about our efforts. We are only handful of people and we don’t want anyone to
miss out on this opportunity,” says Program Manager, Glen Friedman.

The SWLLO committee has selected Sunlight Solar Energy to be the contractor for
this program through a competitive bidding process. They were selected based not
just only their installation cost, but their extensive solar experience and their
history of quality installations.

Sunlight Solar will be offering solar electric, solar water heating, and solar pool
heating systems for this program. Residents who sign-up before April 30th, will
receive an additional Early Bird Discount. Final registration will end on July 15th.
All SWLLO committee members are volunteers from the two communities that have
an interest in helping their neighbors bring clean energy to their homes.

“As utility rates continue to race upward, home solar systems are a simple way for
homeowners to lock into low power costs for a long time,” stated committee
member, Andre Debar, an architect in Lake Oswego, as his reason for supporting the

Community volunteers will be able to help get the word out by working at
community workshops, utilizing their social networks, or by leaving information at
the neighbors’ homes about upcoming events and the reduced costs for going solar
with this program.

Members of the community are encouraged to let their friends and family know
about this chance to learn about new solar opportunities.

Volunteer opportunities will be outlined at a special presentation on Saturday, Mar.
10, at 10:00am in the Willow Room in Clark Commons on the Marylhurst University
campus. For more information, members of the community are encouraged to refer
to the Solarize West Linn-Lake Oswego website: or contact
Glen Friedman, Program Manager, at

“It is our goal to install the equivalent of at least 100 kilowatts of installations
throughout West Linn and Lake Oswego and we see volunteers being a key part of
reaching that goal.”

Solarize West Linn-Lake Oswego is a community-led initiative to encourage
residents of West Linn and Lake Oswego to adopt solar energy. For more
information please contact Glen Friedman, Program Manager: info@solarizewllo.
com, XXX, or Lindsey Hardy, Outreach Director, Sunlight Solar Energy,, 541.322.1910

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