Largest solar array under construction

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Thursday, August 30, 2012

Oregon's largest solar array is under construction in Lake County. The 16-acre array is known as Outback.

The project was helped to fruition by $15 million in tax incentives through combined awards from Oregon’s former Business Energy Tax Credit program and the Energy Trust of Oregon.

Outback has been four years in the making. It began with [Todd Gregory, assistant vice president of Tigard-based Obsidian] scouting southern Oregon land, armed with information on power lines, then probing transmission possibilities and working with utilities and local stakeholders. The project has since cleared numerous hurdles, including a challenge at the Oregon Land Use Board of Appeals.

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