Gresham plant goes solar

Gresham plant goes solar

The solar installation project at Gresham's wastewater treatment plant will be the largest ground-mounted facility in the state - or the largest in the Northwest, depending on who you ask.

The project is running at no cost to local taxpayers and will eventually generate 8% of the plant's annual electricity needs.

The glistening panels, or modules, cover an entire acre on the wastewater treatment plant’s southeast corner facing busy Sandy Boulevard.

“Having this array in such a prominent location shows that we do take this seriously,” said Laura Bridges-Shepard, Gresham’s spokeswoman. After all, Gresham officials are trying to woo solar companies to the area, so why hide such a groundbreaking project in the “back 40”, she said.

Read the full story at the Portland Tribune.

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