OSEIA continues to partner with Solar Energy International as official industry training partner

Partnership provides discounts for OSEIA members

PORTLAND, OR, August 15, 2019 – The Oregon Solar Energy Industries Association (OSEIA) is excited to announce that we have once again selected Solar Energy International (SEI) as our official solar training partner for members.  SEI is a nonprofit training organization which offers cutting-edge solar and renewable energy training.  With over 70,000 alumni worldwide…

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Oregon Department of Energy Announces $1.25 Million in Grants for Renewable Energy Projects Across the State

The Oregon Department of Energy announced today six recipients of $1.25 million in Renewable Energy Development Grant funds. The RED Grant program supports Oregon businesses, nonprofits, and organizations investing in renewable energy systems that use biomass, solar, geothermal, hydroelectric, wind, landfill gas, biogas, wave, tidal, or ocean energy to produce electricity.

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Community Solar Program update

The Program Administrator just released the draft requirements for Project Manager participation in the program and responses are due by June 27.  The opportunity for providing input is different than anticipated - they are essentially using a survey to gather input from individual companies.  However, OSEIA will be replying to the survey as well so please both complete the survey yourself and also email Angela with your comments.

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Community Solar gets its day at the Oregon Legislature

OSEIA Community Solar Subcommittee Chair Charlie Coggeshall organized an informational hearing on June 11th in the House Energy and Environment Committee.  OSEIA members Charlie Coggeshall, Evan Ramsey, Sean Micken, and Bridget Callahan were joined by PUC staff, PGE and Pacific Power to discuss the current status of the program.

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Call for Solar Technical Instructors

The Oregon Solar Energy Industry Association (OSEIA) is seeking a highly organized individual with a professional demeanor and dynamic presentation skills to help deliver our existing technical courses and develop new technical courses including, but not exclusive to the following content… Deadline to apply is July 9, 2019.

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Update from the Capitol 5.16.19

It’s the final six weeks of legislative session and things are heating up in the Oregon Capitol.  After the Oregon House passed a new corporate tax to fund schools, Senate Republicans walked out, delaying a Senate vote on the tax bill. The Senate struck a deal – in order to allow the tax bill for a vote, a pro-vaccine bill and a gun violence prevention bill would have to die.  The tax bill passed the Senate and is on its way for the Governor’s signature.  It’s great news that the tax bill passed – not only will Oregon’s schools finally have adequate funding, but also the bill’s passage clears the way for other bills to move forward. 

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