The Portland Water Bureau currently has two solar installations at bureau facilities. A 12-kilowatt system on the LEED-certified Meter Shop and a 267-kilowatt system at the Groundwater Pump Station. Click here to view real-time total solar production of the two arrays.
The bureau also utilizes solar energy at monitoring stations in remote locations in the Bull Run Watershed.
Using solar technology at monitoring stations saves money and eliminates the need to use and store liquidified propane gas (LPG) in the Bull Run Watershed.