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Oregon utility accelerates grid modernization with wireless networking

Portland General Electric plans to roll out wireless network coverage over the next five years, intended to improve grid reliability and support the integration of clean technologies.

Three western states to mandate electric vehicles, phasing out combustion engines

Oregon, Washington, and California will join the clean cars program, mandating that all new cars, trucks and SUVs be zero emissions.


Sunrise brief: U.S. Solar Market Insight Q4 2022 forecasts a 23% decline in solar installations

Also on the rise: “Dragon scale” solar panels chosen for new space station housing units. Solar carport tax incentives legislation proposed in California. And more.

Microsoft, Nike and Common Energy partner on community solar in Oregon

The community solar project, owned and operated by Standard Solar, will generate 3.6 million kilowatt hours of clean energy each year and lower emissions across the Greater Portland area.

Solar performance reduced by up to 30% during peak wildfire seasons, report finds

National Center for Atmospheric Research scientists ran tests to improve the ability to forecast solar production around wildfire season.


Powin partners with SMA America for 2 GW supply agreement

Powin is expected to install battery systems over the next few years with SMA’s power inverters and other solutions.

EIA study finds high solar penetration states showed resiliency to major power outages

The EIA study found that increasing solar states experienced outages of less than 102 minutes, while states with prohibitive markets for solar saw outages of more than 19 hours.


Green car dealership powered by green energy

TC Chevy in Ashland, Oregon is installing pole-mounted solar on trackers manufactured locally by Stracker Solar.

Powering EV charging stations with agrivoltaics

Oregon researchers find that placing agrivoltaic installations along highways to power EV charging stations can reduce both carbon emissions and range anxiety.


Sunrise brief: Democrats optimistic Manchin will cooperate on climate bill

Also on the rise: US government drops land lease rates for renewables by as much as 50%. Three in one: wind, solar, and storage facility completed in Oregon. And more.

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