Oregon Solar News

Policy Update - 1.31.18


We now have the official bill number for the Home WRAP residential solar incentive we are advocating for in the 2018 short session.
It’s bill: HB 4121, official information on the bill is here. The bill is sponsored by Representative Marsh from Ashland - if you have a second please send her a thank you for your support email! (her contact info is here).
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Oregon developer reveals plan to build one of nation's biggest solar projects


By Pete Danko, Portland Business Journal -- Utility solar took a big step forward in Oregon last fall when Avangrid Renewables' 56-megawatt Gala plant - more than five times the size of any previous project in the state - went online, sending power to Apple Inc.

What David Brown of Obsidian Renewables has in mind would take things to a whole new level.

Read the full story on PBJ.com: https://www.bizjournals.com/portland/news/2018/01/... or here in pdf form.

Oregon Solar Review - January 218

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Policy Update - 1.19.18


Due to the recent very low Resource Value of Solar (RVOS) values filed by all three Investor owned utilities (PGE, PacifiCorps, and Idaho Power), OSEIA has filed to intervene in three PUC RVOS dockets.

RVOS is incredibly important to the solar industry as it will be used to set the community solar credit level - if the credit level is too low it could scuttle the program entirely. Don’t think this can’t happen as it has happened to the largest community solar program in the nation in CA.
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The Art of Maintaining Control in a Market Full of Uncertainty: Reducing Stress through Exercise


With 80% of the US solar panel supply sourced from China, and the recent 30% tariff which many predict stands to hurt the solar industry, it's easy to imagine the high stress and tension you might be experiencing. It's often challenging to know what to do in these moments of high emotion, tough to know which decisions to make and how quickly. While it may be a great time to reduce stress through open dialogue, as addressed in the November issue of the Oregon Solar Review, it's likely a better time to focus on reducing your own stress and tension so you can think more clearly and make more solid decisions for the short and long term.

When stress is high and pressure is on, we're often inclined to dive into decision-making.

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