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Oregon is about to pass a new Renewable Portfolio Standard

February 17, 2016 On February 11th, 2016, Oregon’s state House of Representatives voted 39-20 to pass House Bill 4036, which would establish a new goal of 50% of renewable energy by 2040, eliminate nearly all of the coal power plants in Oregon by 2030, and establish a statewide community solar program. The bill is now […]

Last modified: February 17, 2016

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You asked, we answered: Going solar in Portland, OR

We pride ourselves on being the best source on the web for clear, straightforward information about the process of installing solar panels. That’s why we jumped at the chance to help out our friend Andrew, who was looking for some hard data about what he can expect if he chooses to install 3.5 kW of […]

Last modified: July 24, 2018

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Very Generous Oregon Feed-in Tariff Program Set to Launch in July

What follows below is the story of you waking up on a Saturday morning to Jesus knocking on your door: YOU: “Who the hell is this?” YOU: (put on pants) YOU: (look through the peephole) YOU: “Jesus Christ?! Oh, man what does he want? For Christ’s sake it’s Saturday. I’m not in the mood.” YOU: […]

Last modified: February 17, 2017

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Oregon Solar Case Study and Interview: Jim Houser, Owner, Hawthorne Auto Clinic

This morning, I had the pleasure of speaking with Jim Houser (above center), owner of Hawthorne Auto Clinic in Portland Oregon. Late last year, Jim and his business took the solar plunge. Here’s a transcript of our conversation (audio links coming soon). These wonderful photos of Jim and the crew were taken by solar energy […]

Last modified: February 28, 2018

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The Case for Commercial Solar Energy in Oregon

As you may be aware, I drum up interest in solar energy for businesses in Oregon. As it turns out, the incentives for going solar in Oregon are unmatched, that is, if you have the tax liability to make everything sensible. Here’s an example of how I create preliminary estimates for some of my clients: […]

Last modified: February 28, 2018

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Oregon’s Solar Powered Highway

Guest post by CelticSolar Donned in sunglasses, Oregon Governor Ted Kulongoski ceremoniously raises his arms in the air In August 2008, Oregon hatched a plan to be the first US state to have highway-side solar panels. Four months later, on the snowy 19th day of December 2008, engineers flipped the switch and the system started […]

Last modified: January 30, 2014

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