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Solar Now University debuts education tools for Oregon's local governments

The City of Portland, Energy Trust of Oregon, Solar Oregon and Oregon Department of Energy are partnering to create a statewide campaign to deliver the Solar Now! education and outreach model to other communities around the State of Oregon. The objective is to encourage local municipalities and community leaders throughout the state to learn from and join the Solar Now! network.

Solar Now! University is a small conference that will provide solar champions from around the state the technical education and background on the benefits of solar energy. They will leave with the necessary tools for coordinating a solar educational and outreach program in their communities.

The conference will be held in Pendleton, Oregon from September 30 to October 2, bringing together representatives from communities in eastern and northern Oregon to learn from experts in the field of solar energy. While this event is open to the public, attendees are encouraged to have strong ties to their local municipalities and existing outreach networks. Previous renewable or solar energy experience and/or ties to local public institutions is encouraged.

Conference topics:
•    Solar Technology Basics
•    Community Outreach Strategies
•    Tax Credits, Incentives & Grants
•    Web Resources
•    Financing Options
•    Permitting and Codes

Solar Now! University offers an opportunity for communities to learn how to advance solar energy across Oregon. Please contact Claire@solaroregon.org with questions or an e-mail notification request for this event or next year’s Solar Now! University for western and southern Oregon.