Get a solar assessment The first thing you should do is find out if your home is a good fit for solar. The best part? It’s free! Below, you will find a list of a few of the things they will looking for up on your roof to make sure your home is a good […]
Excellent motivation to jump on your energy-saving to do list before the end of the year Almost forty years ago Oregon was a leader in the energy efficiency movement when the state created the Residential Energy Tax Credit (RETC) program. The Oregon Department of Energy has overseen this program with the intention of encouraging Oregon residents to […]
Guest author: Laurel Hamilton, Elemental Energy Solar power systems and electric cars go together like PB&J. Pair the two and you can both power that hot tub you’ve been feeling guilty about AND your daily trips around town with completely clean energy from the sun!
Site # 4 – 1639 NW Scott Henry Place, Bend This model home in the Saginaw Sunset subdivision is the first of what will be a 20-home development of high-performance custom homes. 19 more lots, set amid native ponderosa pines, await a transformation to an efficient custom home just for you! Come see the first home of […]
Site #7 – 22 NW Shasta Place Desert Rain is the first residential property to qualify for certification under the international Living Building Challenge (LBC) – a program that defines the most advanced measure of sustainability in the built environment possible today – with stringent requirements in 7 performance areas called Petals.
Site #9 – Central Electric Cooperative Community Solar 61090 SE 27th St, Bend So, what exactly is a Community Solar project? It is a solar array centrally located and connected to the utility’s grid. The energy is then available for individuals to buy the power. Central Electric Cooperative customers can subscribe to the power produced […]
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 […]
Who ever said solar didn’t look good? These houses look great all done up with solar.
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 […]