Solar Oregon to host residential basics of going solar workshop in Astoria

On Saturday, Nov. 12th, Solar Oregon will be hosting a Residential Basics of Going Solar Workshop in Astoria. This FREE workshop will be held at Clatsop Community College, in room 310 of Towler Hall. The presentation will start at 2:00 PM and last for approximately 1.5 hours. Attendees will walk away with a basic understanding of why solar is a smart choice for Oregon homeowners.

The workshop will be broken into two parts. The first part will cover:

  • How well solar works in Oregon’s climate
  • Available solar technologies and how they fit into your overall energy use
  • How to choose a contractor
  • Site assessments and considerations

The second half of the workshop will cover the financial consideration of going solar including:

  • Financial incentive, tax credits
  • Feed in Tariff Pilot program
  • Leasing and power purchase options
  • Financing options

Participants of the workshop will come away with basic knowledge about solar energy systems and will be prepared to do more focused research on their own and start working with a solar contractor.

About SOLAR OREGON: Founded in 1979, Solar Oregon is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit membership organization providing public education and community outreach to encourage Oregonians to choose solar energy. Solar Oregon consists of volunteers, members, board members, and staff. Some programs Solar Oregon offers include; free public workshops to educate Oregonians about the benefits of solar, Oregon Green and Solar Tours that showcase individuals and families that have made the decision to utilize sustainable practices in their own homes, and Solar Drinks which is an opportunity for networking within the solar community all over the state. Also, Solar Oregon provides up-to-date information about state solar incentives and tools to find local solar professionals in your region.  For more information about Solar Oregon visit

If interested in attending this FREE workshop, please RSVP here: Contact: Joe Balich, News Management and Media, Solar Oregon (503) 231-5662.