Monday, June 19, 2017

Beaverton Expands Community Solar Program

BEAVERTON EXPANDS COMMUNITY SOLAR PROGRAM


News Release from City of Beaverton
Posted on FlashAlert: June 19th, 2017 2:00 PM
BEAVERTON, Ore. -- The City of Beaverton is partnering with two area solar contractors to offer special discounts available only to Beaverton residents for upgrading their homes to solar power. Using residential solar reduces carbon emissions, lowers energy bills, and can increase energy independence.


"I encourage you to join more than 300 residents who have already taken advantage of this program," said Mayor Denny Doyle. "Together, we've offset more than 2.5 million pounds of carbon dioxide."


Beginning this week, the city will be offering several free workshops to give residents a chance to learn about solar installation, benefits, and financial incentives.


Workshops will be held:
* Wednesday, June 21, 6:30-8 p.m., Vernier Software and Technology, 13979 SW Millikan Way
* Thursday, July 13, 6:30-8 p.m., Beaverton City Library, Meeting Room B, 12375 SW Fifth St.
* Tuesday, July 25, 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m., Beaverton Activities Center, Large Community Room, 12500 SW Allen Blvd.
* Tuesday, Aug. 15, 6-8 p.m., Beaverton City Library, Meeting Room A


Online RSVPs are encouraged at www.BeavertonOregon.gov/1482/Solar-Beaverton-Program.


Interested participants will need to submit an online solar analysis and bid request by Aug. 15 to be considered for the program. One of the partnering solar contractors will arrange an evaluation of the home's solar potential and create a personalized installation plan and price quote.


This program is sponsored by the City of Beaverton in partnership with Solar Oregon and Energy Trust of Oregon. The two partnering solar contractors, Sunlight Solar and Elemental Energy, were selected through a competitive bid process.


In addition to discounts on solar photovoltaics, the city is offering discounts on onsite electricity storage, electric vehicle charging, and smart thermostats.


For more information on Solar Beaverton, visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov/1482/Solar-Beaverton-Program.


The city of Beaverton is home to more than 95,000 residents and is Oregon's sixth largest city. We are a friendly, active, and responsible city well-known for our exceptional community services and amenities, helping Beaverton residents enjoy a high quality of life. Ranked in the top ten of Money magazine's 50 Best Small Cities in America for 2016, Beaverton truly is "The Best of Oregon."


For reminders and community news, visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov. Also follow Beaverton on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CityofBeaverton or Twitter at www.twitter.com/CityofBeaverton.


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