From: Ellen Rogalin, Clackamas Co. Department of Transportation & Development, 503-742-4274; ellenrog@co.clackamas.or.us Date: 3-27-12

Clackamas County

Media and Interested Parties

Additional Growing Solar workshops available for Clackamas County residents through April 15

Free 90-minute workshops about solar power and the options to purchase, lease and finance a solar system are available to Clackamas County residents in coming weeks:

  • Wed., March 28, 6-7:30 p.m. – NWREC, 15210 NE Miley Rd., Aurora
  • Wed., April 4, 6-7:30 p.m. – Milwaukie Grange #268, 12015 SE 22nd Ave., Milwaukie
  • Tues., April 10, 6-7:30 p.m. – Clackamas County Development Services Building, 150 Beavercreek Rd., Oregon City

These solar power workshops and site assessments are available thanks to Growing Solar Clackamas County, a community-led project created to help people tap into savings provided by solar power.

County residents can RSVP for a workshop or register for a free site assessment on their property either online at www.growingsolar.org  or by calling 503-406-8381. The deadline is April 15 to sign up for a site assessment for a photo-voltaic solar system or hot water system.

Lease, purchase and financing options are available. Pricing may vary depending on roof composition, structural considerations, system options, or other legal and safety requirements. Electricity bills will reflect the savings from the solar energy; PGE customers will also get credit for solar energy that flows back to the power grid.www.growingsolar.org (Lake Oswego and West Linn residents should contact Solarize West Linn & Lake Oswego, a similar initiative, at www.solarizewl-lo.com .)

The Growing Solar Citizen Steering Committee vetted two contractors, LiveLight Energy of Beaverton and Sunlight Solar of Bend & Oregon City, for PV design and installation. The contractors use SolarWorld panels manufactured in Hillsboro and components from other Oregon companies.

Growing Solar is supported by the Clackamas County Office of Sustainability, and the Oregon State University Extension Service and 4-H Program. To learn more or request a site assessment, visit

For more information, contact:

Project Coordinator Kathy Phillips at info@growingsola.org , 503-406-8381; or Eben Polk, Clackamas County Office of Sustainability, 503-742-4470 or epolk@co.clackamas.or.us

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