SPI Energy announced the delivery of 18 MW of closed solar projects to the newly formed Oregon Community Solar Program. The acceptance from the Public Utility Commission of Oregon, SPI, through its owned secondary Solar Town, will begin offering communal solar payments to trades, nonprofits and owners in the Portland General Electric (PGE) utility territory. Electricity users will save up to 10% on their electricity bills from the off-site solar gardens.
Customers will subscribe to a free solar project and get a credit on their electricity bill for their portion of the energy produced by the project. It is an easy and low-risk way for customers to get the compensations of solar energy — even if they don’t have a roof with appropriate sun or rent in an urban area or live in a country community.
The program was recognized by the Oregon Legislature, led by the Oregon Public Utility Commission rules through UM 1930. The goal of the Oregon Community Solar Program is to increase the state’s renewable energy resources portfolio and make solar energy accessible to clienteles across the state who before did not have access to this renewable resource.
They are happy with Oregon Community Solar Program and look forward to providing PGE customers with additional price effective options for their power with our community solar gardens. They are taking sensible steps to increase the solar podium in the United States as they continue to rebalance our business-mix and improve planned asset in projects or businesses that have high growth potential.