City of Portland

Innovating for Excellence

As the home of the nation’s first Solarize! campaign and a hotbed of sustainable solutions, the City of Portland exemplifies excellence in innovation. As a Solar America City, Portland developed a streamlined solar permit process, supported Solar Now! education and outreach, helped replicate the Solarize model across the nation, and collaborated with the private sector to explore community solar options. The City continues to work at the forefront of innovation with their Solar Forward! campaign to crowdfund solar on community buildings.