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Solar & Cooling Workshop

Community Energy Project is working with Bonneville Environmental Foundation to create a new workshop specifically for tenants in low-income housing that are having solar panels installed on the roof.

However, given the fact that solar in Oregon has recently become a relevant topic for low-income households and that we’ve had a toasty summer, we thought we would offer the workshop to the public. We would love for you to come, and to hear your feedback on how to make this workshop better.

Workshop will cover:

  • Where does your energy currently come from? How does solar fit in?
  • Solar concepts: What is net metering and community solar?
  • Tips on conserving water
  • How to keep your home cooler without air conditioning

Workshop will be Wednesday, August 9th at 6pm at our office – 2900 SE Stark Street, Portland Oregon. Please email sherrie@communityenergyproject.org if you’re interested in attending.


  1. I do believe solar panes would benefit all of us especially the low income like myself. Is there solar panels that could be installed in the side of apartment complexes for individuals I believe it would also or should also lower the need of energy assistance to so many separate house holds.

    • Hi Hope,

      Unfortunately not yet, but we are working with some other agencies to make it so that people with low incomes and living in apartments can also benefit from solar panels! We absolutely agree with you, this could be a great way for people to need less energy assistance. If you want to talk more about this, feel free to email me at sherrie@communityenergyproject.org – I’m collecting information from people with low incomes to give feedback to rule-makers. 🙂

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