Community solar represents a new addition to Portland’s tools for transforming the local market for solar energy. Community solar is intended to make participation in the installation of photovoltaic (PV) systems available and accessible to a wider, more diverse audience of Portlanders, including renters, homeowners with shaded properties, and those wanting to fund PV in smaller increments than a typical residential system.
The City of Portland has been awarded grant funds from the Oregon Community Foundation's Penstemon Fund in the amount of $100,000. These funds will enable the installation of a solar electric system on Portland Parks & Recreation's Southwest Community Center, providing an opportunity for a wider range of Portlanders to engage in the expansion of clean local energy production.
Follow this project here or call Andria Jacob, 503-823-7616.