January 31, 2017

Solar to Go – Powering a Home Office Away from Home

More companies are encouraging their employees to work from home a day a week or more to increase staff productivity, save space, and improve work-life balance (we hope), which leads to additional electric power usage at the house during the day. Hence, telecommuting is another argument for installing solar which allows you to take advantage […]

December 15, 2016

Top Ten Things You Can Do To Support Solar Oregon

Essentials Become a member. Annual membership dues range from $20-$60 a year. Truly committed may consider a Lifetime membership. Volunteer. There are frequently opportunities where help is needed. Your help. Engage others. Interact with the community and talk about the benefits of solar energy. Encourage others to consider investment in solar technology, and to join […]

Community Solar: An Exciting Next Step for Solar in Oregon

Community solar is a phrase that has been popping up in lots of places around the country. Essentially, community solar allows consumers who can’t put solar on their roof for some reason (too much shade, they rent, local homeowner associations are too restrictive) to buy into a larger system and see the energy benefits on […]

October 27, 2016

Central Oregon Community College Redmond Campus will be 90% Solar Powered

Installation of Central Oregon Community College’s (COCC) half megawatt solar array at the school’s Redmond campus is now complete and went live today (Thursday, Oct. 27). The College and its partners celebrated the milestone with an event that included remarks from US Senator Ron Wyden and Redmond Mayor George Endicott. The array, funded through a […]

October 26, 2016

Coos Bay nonprofit gets a major contribution from the sun

COOS BAY, Ore. – October 26, 2016 – The Nancy Devereux Center held an event today to unveil a new solar electric system that will cut operating costs and could even help expand its services to the community. The Nancy Devereux Center, 1200 Newmark Avenue, Coos Bay, is a nonprofit organization founded in 1979 to […]

Solar Winery Tour
April 14, 2016

Solar Oregon Presents the 2016 Solar Winery Tour

On Saturday, May 21st, Solar Oregon will present the 2016 Solar Winery Tour, hosted by local solar-powered wineries. Transportation will be provided, with pick-up locations in the Portland, Tualatin, Salem, and the Eugene area.

December 18, 2015

Congress Passes Bill Extending Federal Tax Credits for Solar

Hours before Congress adjured for holidays, they passed legislation that extended the Investment Tax Credit (ITC) for solar.

Disaster-Resilient Solar PV
December 12, 2015

Disaster-Resilient Solar PV

What are you going to do in the event of a major disaster? Are you prepared? Besides the basic needs of food, water, and shelter, energy will be a key factor in your recovery efforts.

Happy Valley Solar
October 01, 2015

Happy Valley Launches HV Solar Program

The City of Happy Valley, OR, a fast-growing suburb of Portland, was recently awarded a grant from Northwest Solar Communities to increase solar photovoltaic installations among homeowners.

Solar Now! University Conference
September 22, 2015

Solar Now! University Sizzles

It’s been a few short weeks, since this year’s Solar Now! University and I want to thank the many partners, staff members, and sponsors who helped make this event a success.