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Solarize Rogue prepares to power up community solar
Renewable Energy

Solarize Rogue prepares to power up community solar

The first small community solar project approved in Oregon is also the only participant-owned project so far under a new state program that helps more people benefit from solar energy.

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Growing Greener
Agriculture

Growing Greener

Find out how businesses across the state are growing greener with Energy Trust.

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New solar incentives expand access for income-qualified customers
Renewable Energy

New solar incentives expand access for income-qualified customers

Installing rooftop solar is a big investment. Homeowners with low or moderate incomes often benefit the most from generating their own clean energybut the upfront costs of installing solar panels can be a dealbreaker

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With classrooms empty, schools make energy upgrades during pandemic
Commercial

With classrooms empty, schools make energy upgrades during pandemic

Remote learning in 2020 left many classrooms empty. The silver lining? Many schools and colleges seized the opportunity to make clean energy upgrades while buildings were unoccupied, leveraging state bonds, Energy Trust incentives and additional incentives from Oregon Department of Energy.

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Serving more customers through community partnerships
Community

Serving more customers through community partnerships

The pandemic hit some Oregonians harder than others, exacerbating the existing challenges of communities of color, families with low incomes and those in rural areas. That’s why Energy Trust partnered with nonprofits and community agencies in 2020 to bring immediate energy benefits to customers most in need.

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Residents find comfort, cost savings in new manufactured homes
Residential

Residents find comfort, cost savings in new manufactured homes

Oregonians living in older manufactured homes spend 70% more on energy per square foot than those living in houses, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. These higher energy costs disproportionately affect residents with lower incomes.

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