Solar for your Home
While Portland certainly endure long stretches of cloudy winter and spring days, we also enjoy lots of lengthy, uninterrupted days of summer and fall sunshine. In fact, Portland gets substantially more sun than Germany — the world’s leader in reliable, pollution-free solar energy use.
Participate in the solar revolution by yourself, with neighbors or your whole community. Own or lease a system or buy green power from your utility. Generate electricity to use in your home and receive a credit from your utility for any summertime excess. A solar water heating system can slash energy use by 15 percent or more.
Solar Oregon is a non-profit organization that provides outreach and education on solar technology and its applications, methods for improving energy efficiency, and ideas for building a carbon-neutral future. They offer workshops, peer-to-peer support, and extensive information on going solar.