Reduce Your Summer Energy Bills with Solar Panels

How to Reduce Your Summer Energy Bills with Solar Panels

Summer often brings the burden of skyrocketing energy bills as temperatures rise and air conditioners run non-stop. Solar panels present an effective solution to this problem, harnessing the abundant summer sunlight to generate electricity and significantly reduce your energy expenses. In this article, we’ll explore why energy bills are higher in summer, how solar panels […]

Energy Trust of Oregon Announces Increased Solar Incentives

Energy Trust of Oregon ETO Increases solar rebate, updates income eligibility

The Energy Trust of Oregon (ETO) has announce increased solar incentives and adjustments to income-eligibility for low-income solar incentives. Oregon residents can now qualify for larger solar rebates, and income-eligible households can more easily qualify for discounted solar and battery rates through the ETO’s Solar Within Reach program. ETO Solar Rebate Increase The Energy Trust […]

New Solar Tariffs, Policies to Impact Solar Prices, Industry’s Future

new solar tariffs to impact solar prices, industry future

The Biden-Harris Administration recently announced significant solar tariffs and solar policy measures to bolster American solar manufacturing and protect the industry from unfair trade practices by China. These solar tariffs and other policy moves could affect solar prices and change the direction of the solar industry’s future. This blog post will explore these actions in […]

Solar will Make Your Roof Leak! Top 7 Rooftop Solar Myths

There are many myths Oregon homeowners run into when researching solar. Some of the most persistent solar myths are about how solar can affect your roof. Green Ridge Solar receives these questions often, and we are dedicated to dispelling the many solar myths we run across. Here are 7 of the most common rooftop solar […]

Battery Backup vs. Generator: Which is Right for You?

Battery Backup vs. Generator Which is Right for You

When it comes to ensuring your home remains powered during power outages, both battery backup systems and a traditional generator are great options. Both provide quick, reliable power in a blackout. However, both battery backup and fossil-fuel generators come with their advantages and disadvantages. To determine whether battery backup or a generator is best for […]

Can You Install Solar Panels on a Metal Roof?

Solar panels on a metal roof. Can You Install Solar Panels on a Metal Roof?

As metal roofs become more and more popular in the US, many homeowners are asking “Can you install solar panels on a metal roof?” Fortunately, installing solar panels on a metal roof is a great option for many homeowners. There are numerous benefits to installing solar panels on a metal roof, as well as some […]

Pacific Power Requests 16.9% Rate Hike for 2025

Pacific Power (PacifiCorp) requests to raise electricity rates by 16.9% in 2025 in Oregon

Pacific Power (PacifiCorp) has requested a rate hike of 16.9% in 2025 for residential energy prices. Energy rates for commercial customers are also expected to rise. This comes after several years of steep rate hikes by Pacific Power. This significant spike in costs has left many residents and businesses in Oregon grappling with the potential implications […]

Portland General Electric (PGE) Requests 7.4% Rate Hike for 2025

Portland General Electric (PGE) requests to raise electricity rates by 7.4% in 2025

Portland General Electric (PGE) has requested a rate hike of 7.4% in 2025 for residential energy prices. This comes after PGE raised their rates 18% in 2024 (their highest rate hike in 20 years).   This significant spike in energy costs would leave many Oregon residents and businesses grappling with the potential implications on their budgets […]

PGE Plans to Reduce Net Metering Solar Incentives 

PGE (Portland General Electric) Plans to Reduce Net Metering Solar Incentives

Portland General Electric (PGE) is proposing changes to net metering policies in Oregon, which would impact homeowners with solar panel systems. The proposed changes include reducing the credit homeowners receive for excess solar power they feed back into the utility grid.   This reduction in solar net metering credits would mean that homeowners with solar […]

Oregon Utilities Raise Rates for 2024

Oregon Utilities Raise Rates for 2024

Numerous Oregon utility companies are raising rates in 2024. Those increasing rates include large and small utility companies, cooperatives (Coops), and public utility districts (PUDs). Some utilities are raising prices more than they have in decades.  Here is a breakdown of the energy rate increases hitting Oregon in 2024  Portland General Electric (PGE)    Pacific […]