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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative issued final decisions on June 12th, 2019, on Section 201 exclusion requests, which were originally filed in April 2018. You can find a copy of USTR’s proposed Federal Register notice here. You may recall that USTR already approved a handful of exclusion requests, including SunPower’s request for IBC cells and modules.Read More
We’re coming down to the wire to pass HB 2618, the Solar Rebate bill. Things are shaky right now for the bill due to last minute concerns from the Oregon Department of Energy and the Governor’s office, putting our bill in jeopardy.Read More
Washington, D.C., June 6, 2019 – Solar companies in Oregon and Washington understand the importance of workforce diversity, but they often do not know where to start or lack resources needed to diversify their employees, according to a new study released today by The Solar Foundation. The report can be found here…Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
The PUC just released the below memo regarding the stakeholder engagement process/strategy. A webinar will be held on May 10 to provide more information.
Within the memo there's a link to this "engagement site," where you can register your email to receive future communications regarding stakeholder engagement associated with the program implementation. The site hosts general information on engagement and provides opportunities to submit input to survey responses.Read More
OSEIA is working to increase access to solar. This year we are hosting Oregon’s 1st Solar Career Fair and offering students of university, community college or qualifying pre-apprenticeship and apprenticeship programs a 90% discount off of conference registration.Read More
The Oregon Solar Dashboard was developed to share information about solar energy facilities installed in Oregon.Read More
OSEIA elected a new executive committee and a board of directors for our developing 501 c3 which you will hear more about soon.Read More
We are happy to report that ALL of our priority bills are scheduled for a work session, meeting that first deadline. Here are the updates!Read More
Register for April & May courses taught by Ryan Mayfield! Both Solar PV Systems based on the 2017 NEC & Solar PV Systems Best Practices & Energy Trust Requirements will be offered in various locations.Read More
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