Oregon researchers propose innovative path forward for farming’s water woes
Oregon scientists say farmers can future-proof their livelihoods (and the planet) by pairing agriculture and solar power production in the same fields. They’ll save water and make money, all while feeding and electrifying the world.
There’s a surge in Pacific Northwest homes powered by the sun, but do your homework so you don’t get burned
Solar power installations on home rooftops are surging in Oregon and Washington state. Alongside, you may have noticed an uptick in ads pitching rooftop solar, or even gotten an in-person solicitation. Some of the sales pitches contain dubious or potentially misleading claims. And now, consumer watchdogs are urging homeowners to do their homework before signing any contract.
Sticker Shock: The Grid Is At Capacity For Solar Power In Parts Of Oregon
As Oregon's grid reaches its capacity to accept solar power in some parts of the state, rooftop solar customers are getting stuck with the bill for expensive upgrades.
This Solar Startup Spent Big, Then Left Customers In Limbo
Legend Solar was a rising star in the green energy industry. But now, customers say the company took money for solar panels that were never delivered.
SolarWorld Aims To Ramp Up Solar Panel Production As Tariffs Kick In
SolarWorld has new hope for its solar panel manufacturing business following President Donald Trump's decision to approve tariffs on imports.
Solar Industry Changes | Lillard On Protests | Racism At Multnomah County?
Damian Lillard has some thoughts about taking the knee during the national anthem. Also, we hear about allegations of racism at Multnomah County. And we check in on Oregon's solar industry.
Eclipse Not A Problem For NW Solar Power Distribution
While hundreds of thousands of Northwest residents were looking up, power companies were monitoring just how much solar power they lost during Monday’s sky-darkening eclipse.
What The Northwest Could Learn From Japan's Eco-Friendly 'Smart Homes'
Japan's "smart homes" combine solar panels, electric cars and batteries not only to save energy but also to supply their own power when disaster strikes.
Sen. Jeff Merkley Launches Bill To Completely Phase-Out Fossil Fuels In US
Called the "100 by 50 Act," it aims to run 100 percent of the country on clean and renewable energy by 2050.