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Founded in 1979, Solar Oregon is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit membership organization providing public education and community outreach to encourage Oregonians to choose solar energy.
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Solar Oregon Workshops
Solar Oregon provides three workshops: 1) Residential Basics of Going Solar 2) Commercial Basics of Going Solar 3) Passive Solar Building Design
Description of Residential Workshop
This workshop covers the basics of why solar is a smart choice for Oregon homeowners. Current financial incentives may cover 70-80% of the cost. We will show how well solar works in Oregon's climate, identify available solar technologies and financial incentives, and discuss how to go about choosing a contractor.
PV House 2
Description of Commercial Workshop
Lucky Lab
Description of Passive Workshop
Passive Home
PV House 3
Passive Home2
Solar Ready Workshop 1
Hillsboro Solar Advantage Speed Dating
Hillsboro Solar Advantage
City of Hillsboro
Solar PV Manufacturing Update - The Solar Shakeout
While the solar industry is certainly a boom-bust cyclical business, it isn't dying, in fact it is growing leaps and bounds relative to the past and when compared to most other energy sources world-wide. Yes, this isn't a good time to be a solar module manufacturer, or even a developer in many parts of the world, but the long-term analysis is quite positive. Solar mods are becoming a commodity and investor money is now flowing into related technologies like Energy Storage and Micro-grid technologies. Almost daily we see articles such as " The Next Solar Power Boom Is Coming" but these articles are buried behind stories of failures like Solyndra, SunTech and SoloPower, etc...
Solar In Malheur County
Intro to Solar Policy
2013 Legislative Update
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