Northwest Solar Communities develops standardized tools to make the process of going solar simple, fast, and cost effective for customers and the jurisdictions and utilities that serve them. As residents and businesses increasingly choose solar, jurisdictions and utilities are searching for new systems to meet customer demand for permits and interconnection. Responding to this challenge, Northwest Solar Communities has convened a team of jurisdictions, utilities, and industry partners to develop and share solar best practices.
Northwest Solar Communities envisions a future where rooftop solar installations are standardized across a broad swath of the Pacific Northwest. Jurisdictions and utilities will adopt best practices that enable them to serve customers consistently and efficiently while driving down costs, making solar a cost-effective clean energy solution for all.
Jurisdictions in Oregon and Washington are invited to begin adopting best practices to gain recognition as a Northwest Solar Community!
Oregon Solar Energy Conference May 13-14
Registration link here. Early bird pricing ends April 1st!
- Operations & Maintenance
- Advanced PV Design
- Battery Based Systems
- Cost Effective Marketing
- Understanding Costs and Profits
- Lots of installation and best practices courses
Hosted in the Oregon Convention Center, Portland Oregon
Solar Now! University 2015 in Oregon City
Thursday, June 4th: Pre-Conference Reception
Friday, June 5th: Solar Now! University
Saturday, June 6th: Solar Winery Tour
Hosted this year by Clackamas Community College’s Renewable Energy Technology Program, the conference features a mix of workshops, panels, and open conversations where you’ll learn from and collaborate with:
- Local and regional government leaders working to make their communities open for solar business
- Community members organizing their neighbors for solarize campaigns
- Solar industry professionals building their businesses
- The many Solar Oregon members working on the Solar Sprint, an effort to get 10,000 more solar installations built in the Pacific Northwest by the end of 2016.
More information will be available and registration will be open in late-March.