Solar Panels in Portland, OR
March 30, 2017
Sure Portland has wet, cloudy weather during Winter months, but Summer and Fall bring long stretches of sunny weather that make Portland a great choice for solar power. The city of Portland has more information about residential solar power here. Learn more about solar panels in Portland, OR on our website.
Power clashes cloud solar’s future in Washington
December 22, 2014
Government cash incentives have helped a fledgling solar-energy industry gain a toehold in Washington. But battles still loom over how to make solar more affordable for homeowners and small businesses.
Solar Oregon to lead free solar energy workshops in Washington County
December 12, 2014
The nonprofit organization Solar Oregon will host three Basics of Going Solar Workshops in Washington County this fall. These free workshops will be held in Beaverton on Oct. 15, Hillsboro on Oct. 28, and Tigard on Nov. 5.
Solar energy and community net metering
November 6, 2014
The City of Portland has a long-standing commitment to support the development of a market for solar energy. Despite many gains, solar energy remains out of reach for many Portland residents, including renters, lower-income individuals and people who live in neighborhoods with more shade than sun.
The coming era of unlimited — and free — clean energy
October 31, 2014
In the 1980s, leading consultants were skeptical about cellular phones. McKinsey & Company noted that the handsets were heavy, batteries didn’t last long, coverage was patchy, and the cost per minute was exorbitant. It predicted that in 20 years the total market size would be about 900,000 units, and advised AT&T to pull out. McKinsey was wrong, of course. There were more than 100 million cellular phones in use in 2000; there are billions now. Costs have fallen so far that even the poor — all over world — can afford a cellular phone.