Solar Works for Oregon
When it comes to the environment, Oregon is a leader, not a follower. That’s why we should depend less on dirty, dangerous fuels like coal and oil. To help lead the way to a cleaner, greener future, we have a plan for 250,000 solar roofs in Oregon by 2025.
Imagine 250,000 solar roofs
Oregon could produce 30 times as much solar energy as it does today—preventing 3.8 million tons of carbon dioxide pollution. But unfortunately, some utilities are standing in the way. Right now, less than 1 percent of our state’s energy comes from the sun, when we could be generating power on virtually every Oregon home, office, school, warehouse and retail store.
3.8 million fewer tons of carbon pollution
To take polluting power offline, we have to tap into the power of the sun. By 2025, Oregon could cut ties with dirty and dangerous energy, such as coal and oil, and produce 30 times more solar energy—the equivalent of taking 730,000 cars off the road.
Solar power creates Oregon jobs
Solar is not only a no-brainer for our environment; it’s a boost for our economy. Thousands are already working at Oregon solar companies. In fact, our state houses the country’s largest solar panel manufacturing facility. It’s time for legislators to make sure more of that clean energy technology ends up on a quarter million solar roofs right here in Oregon.
Together, we can win
Members and supporters like you make it possible for our staff to conduct research, make our case to the media, testify in Salem, and build the grassroots support necessary to create the clean energy future that Oregon wants.
Urge Gov. John Kitzhaber to support 250,000 solar roofs by 2025!
- Oregon could develop enough electricity from rooftop solar in the next 13 years to power all the homes in Portland.
- Solar themal power can reduce Oregon's energy use for water heating by 6 percent.
- By 2025, solar energy could annually prevent 3.8 million metric tons of carbon dioxide pollution, reducing the state's contribution to global warming by 8 percent—the equivalent of taking 730,000 cars off the road.
- Oregon already houses the largest solar panel manufacturing facility in the country.