Solar Power For Real in the Northwest


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Yesterday's Oregonian carried an exciting announcement:

Portland General Electric announced today that it will on Tuesday unveil the largest solar project in the Pacific Northwest, which will produce up to 1.1 megawatts of electricity.The company expects the power generated from solar panels on three Portland rooftops to be on the grid by December.

Over the next two months, PGE will cover 328,000 square feet of warehouse rooftops with thin solar panels. The panels are expected to eventually generate enough electricity to power about 715 homes.

We love this smart project, which takes advantage of a huge swath of unused urban real estate that would otherwise just be baking passively under the sun. And we love that the rainy Northwest will have another solar project it can be proud of.

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