Calling all local businesses – check out this new solar incentive program! Together with local businesses, we know we can make a difference in the amount of energy that our community uses. That’s why The Bend Energy Challenge is launching a special program to bring Power to the People. Join our team of business energy heroes and your business can sign […]

I hear solar’s a good deal. But what does that really mean?  First of all, let’s get clear on what incentives are out there for you to take advantage of because 70% off sounds too good to be true.  Cash Incentives Cash incentives reduce the up-front, or out-of-pocket cost of your solar installation. Pacific Power […]

When you install solar on your home, your net meter is what allows your utility provider to keep track of the energy flowing to and from the electric grid. Net metering is what allows you to be billed for the excess energy from your solar system that you supply to the grid as well as the energy […]

So what exactly is this assessment?  Sometimes they’re called home performance audit s, which doesn’t really make them sound fun.  Or perhaps you’re worried that making all the energy upgrades may be too costly and not in this year’s budget? Well rest assured no one, especially your home performance contractor, wants to scare you off. […]

When used correctly, programmable thermostats can be a boon for energy savings during heating and cooling seasons. General guidelines are that you should be scheduling your thermostat to be lowered when you are at work and at night.The Department of Energy recommends that you set your thermostat to 68°F while you’re home and 60 – […]