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Visit Solar Forward at SE and SW Sunday Parkways

solar forward bannerLearn about the new Solar Forward campaign at the SE Sunday Parkways  on August 25 and the SW Sunday Parkways on September 29.  At the SE Sunday Parkways event, Solar Forward will be a feature of the solar “Green Spot”.

The City of Portland's Solar Forward pilot is raising $50,000 to kickstart more solar installations on community buildings. The first solar panel installation will happen at Portland Parks & Recreation’s Southwest Community Center, scheduled to be completed in October 2013. With help from community solar supporters, Solar Forward will be able to finance the installation of a second system elsewhere in Portland.

A tax-deductible contribution of any amount will help build the fund. Supporters who give $500 or more can elect to receive full refund of the principal amount. In return, all of the contributors receive permanent recognition and the feel-good benefit of paying it forward.

“Like a community garden for people without backyards, community solar allows Portland neighbors to support a more resilient Portland with clean energy from the sun,” said Claire Carlson, executive director, Solar Oregon.  “It also makes a great gift with community benefits.”

SWCC is offsetting a portion of their electricity consumption with clean power generation that will lower community carbon emissions. This helps Portland meet carbon reduction goals as outlined in the City of Portland and Multnomah County’s Climate Action Plan.

Partners in this effort include Portland Parks & Recreation and Solar Oregon .

Learn how to support this project at

P.S. Understand how solar has grown in Portland over the last 10 years with our new solar map at