Union County homeowners go solar

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Thursday, October 18, 2012

Homeowners in Union County are taking advantage of low-interest loans to finance solar-powered hot water systems as Oregon Rural Action's Solarize Union County project nears completion.

The program, initiated by ORA and helped along by Union County government and the Union-Wallowa-Baker Credit Union, resulted in the installation of 14 solar-powered hot water systems in the county this summer and fall. Oregon Rural Action spokesperson Bridget Callahan said her grassroots activist group is more than happy with that outcome.

Callahan said the program, offering low-interest loans for homeowners to go solar, is modeled on similar initiatives in Pendleton, Portland and other places. She said seed money for the project came from Union County’s renewable energy fund that is supported by taxes on the Elkhorn Valley Wind Farm at Telocaset.

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