Hot Weather Affects Solar Panels

MEDFORD, Ore. –  Tuesday’s above average temperatures meant below average production for one industry. Tom McDowell with Rogue Solar in Medford said one of the largest misconceptions about solar energy is that on hot days, panels will produce more energy. In reality, high temperatures actually produce significantly less energy than they would on an average day. … Continue reading »

Rec Center Installing Solar Panels

EUGENE, Ore. — The River Road Rec Center is ready to soak up the sun after receiving a grant to install solar panels. The $100,000 received is part of EWEB’s Green Power Grant. The park superintendent says the panels can help cover up to 20 percent of their energy costs. He says the grant was … Continue reading »

Group Celebrates Eugene Solar Project

EUGENE, Ore. — In just three months, the Solarize Eugene Project saw a 30 percent increase in households using solar energy. Organizers say 325 people attended the project’s workshops to learn how solar panels work, and they expect as many as 60 households to go through Solarize Eugene. “Prices have been coming down for solar. … Continue reading »

King Estate Installs Solar Panels

EUGENE, Ore. — Folks gathered for a big celebration in the King Estate vineyards Saturday. After five long years, winery owner Ed King’s green project is officially complete. While the more than 4,000 solar panels were up and running at the end of last year, on Saturday King and his partners celebrated with a ribbon cutting … Continue reading »

Group Hosting Solar Power Workshops

EUGENE, Ore. — Keeping your power on and your house at an affordable temperature is a goal for every home owner. Over the weekend, Solarize Eugene educated a group of homeowners about alternative power options. A solar workshop focused on the cost and benefit of installing solar powered electricity and solar water heating in area … Continue reading »