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Solar Forward

  • Solar Forward team at their first energy event at Ecotrust.

Solar Forward gives Portlanders a way to help fund the development of new, local renewable energy systems. Grant funds from the Oregon Community Foundation kickstarted installation of the first 10-kilowatt solar electric system at Southwest Community Center. With generous support from additional funders, Solar Forward installed a second 10-kilowatt system at Oliver P. Lent Elementary School in southeast Portland. A third system in the Cully neighborhood at Hacienda Community Development Corporation's Ortiz Center is underway. A 10-kilowatt system will be installed on top of the futsal court in fall 2014. 

Introducing Solar Forward

A project of the City of Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability, Portland Parks & Recreation, Portland Public Schools and Solar Oregon.

Solar Forward Revolving Fund Model

How Solar Forward will fund additional solar sites on well-loved community buildings.

Solar Forward Donors

Thanks to these individuals who support our vision for a clean energy future.

Solar Forward Founders Circle

Acknowledging the individuals and businesses that are leading the way with financial support for local solar energy.

Solar Forward FAQ

Frequently-asked questions about Solar Forward