Thursday, January 12, 2012
A new project of rooftop solar panels in NE Portland will become Oregon's largest residential solar energy project.
The Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods just launched its second Solarize project. The group expects to recruit 2,000 homeowners and convince 400 to 500 of them to add photovoltaic solar panels on their homes.
That’s more homeowners going solar, in one project, than occurred statewide until 2010.
The latest Solarize Northeast project comes as solar panel prices plummeted due to the impact of cheap, subsidized Chinese imports. More important, it marries two approaches that have been game-changers in residential solar energy: the community-based Solarize model, pioneered in Portland; and solar-panel leases that enable homeowners to add solar without a dollar in up-front cost.
Read more at The Portland Tribune.