Tag Archives: Solar Energy/Power

West Coast legislators are at a solar crossroad

The West Coast is in a transitional period for solar policy. Washington, Oregon and California statehouses are either fresh from altering or voting down solar policies or are approaching a pivotal date for mandates to take effect. California’s Solar Bill of Rights is an entirely different piece of legislation than when it was proposed; Oregon’s […]
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Salem Jewish temple, United Methodist churches win PGE solar grants

Kim Herb wants her synagogue to become a “base camp” for Salem if disaster strikes. Temple Beth Sholom, where Herb’s husband Eli is the rabbi, already agreed to house a shipping container with supplies for the City of Salem’s Community Emergency Response Team. Source: Salem Jewish temple, United Methodist churches win PGE solar grants

With solar power, Salem places of worship aim to be base camps if disaster strikes

Kim Herb wants her synagogue to become a “base camp” for Salem if disaster strikes. Temple Beth Sholom, where Herb’s husband Eli is the rabbi, already agreed to house a shipping container with supplies for the City of Salem’s Community Emergency Response Team. Source: Statesman Journal

Baker City’s first 2 solar farms near completion

Construction is nearing completion on Baker County’s first two solar power farms, the larger of which is about six miles southeast of Baker City. That array of about 50,000 panels is nearly a mile south of Interstate 84. Source: Baker City’s first 2 solar farms near completion;

Corvallis Schools Solarization Project Needed Investors, the Stock Offering Sold Off in Two Hours

The Corvallis Sustainability Coalition and the Oregon Clean Power Cooperative are teaming up to launch a new initiative aimed at transitioning Corvallis from fossil fuel-based energy to solar energy.  Solarize Corvallis will use community investment to finance solar and battery systems at Corvallis schools, government buildings, low-income housing, and non-profits. Shares of stock in the initiative’s […]
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Three Talent solar projects will boost clean energy effort

“Solar’s Got Talent” is the name given by an Oregon clean energy co-op for a collaboration with three Talent institutions that obtained $149,656 in state grants to help construct solar arrays with battery backups. Electrical energy generated will replace from 55% to nearly 100% of current consumption at the locations. The projects will help the […]
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Portland-Based PacifiCorp Releases Plan To Cut Coal Power And Add Renewables

On Thursday, PacifiCorp released a 20-year power plan that cuts back on coal and adds renewable wind and solar power to the mix of energy it delivers to customers across six Western states. Source: Portland-Based PacifiCorp Releases Plan To Cut Coal Power And Add Renewables

New PacifiCorp plan slows coal plant closures, adds lots of wind and solar

After a contentious back and forth with stakeholders over the past 16 months, PacifiCorp released a plan Thursday to retire five of its 24 coal units by 2025 and to replace them with thousands of megawatts of wind and solar generation and hundreds of megawatts of battery storage. Source: New PacifiCorp plan slows coal plant […]
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Solar Manufactured Homes Concept Wins National Award For Portland Firm 

An idea to build solar panels into manufactured homes has given a Portland-based company a big win in a year-long national competition. The U.S. Department of Energy and Renewable Energy announced Phase3 Photovoltaics along with another team won the first round of the American-Made Solar Prize. The competition aims to to revitalize U.S. solar manufacturing by helping  […]
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State energy agency announces next cycle of grant funding

The department announces more than $1.25 million in funding for renewable energy project. The Oregon Department of Energy announced last week six recipients of Renewable Energy Development Grant funds, totaling $1.25 million in funding. Source: Pamplin Media Group – State energy agency announces next cycle of grant funding