Deschutes County approves solar farm

The approved solar farm near Redmond will have a capacity of nearly 10 megawatts.

From Portland Business Journal

That project will consist of solar panels on 96 acres. The 10-megawatt project could provide enough power to energize around 1,500 homes annually. It follows plans for a 20-megawatt installation east of Bend.

Those and similarly sized solar projects around the state were boosted in March. After legislation passed to increase the state's Renewable Portfolio Standard to 50 percent — doubling the renewable energy in Oregon's electric supply — another bill incentivizing small utility-scale solar projects was approved to help encourage such energy development in Oregon.

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Local meat processing pushed

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