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 Power […]

Pacific Power Raises Energy Rates 12.9% in Oregon for 2024

Pacific Power Raises Energy Rates 2024

Pacific Power (PacifiCorp) raised residential energy rates 12.9% on January 10, 2024. Energy rates for commercial customers are also expected to rise.   This significant spike in costs has left many residents and businesses in Oregon grappling with the potential implications on their budgets and the local economy. In this article, we will explore the reasons behind […]

Portland General Electric (PGE) Raises Energy Rates 18% for 2024

Portland General Electric PGE Raising Energy Rates 2024

Portland General Electric (PGE) raised residential energy rates 18% on January 1, 2024. That’s PGE’s highest rate increase in 20 years. Rates for businesses also went up 14.4%.   This significant spike in costs has left many residents and businesses in Oregon grappling with the potential implications on their budgets and the local economy. In this […]

How Do Solar Panels Work?

Solar panels can seem like magical devices that turn sunshine into electricity and cut your energy bills effortlessly. But how do solar panels actually work? How can solar take the sun’s rays and use it to power your microwave, television, electric vehicle and more? The simple answer is that solar panels use the sun’s photons […]

Solaredge Energy Bank Battery Review

SolarEdge, one of the top names in solar technology, has just released details about its SolarEdge Energy Bank Battery. The residential battery is the latest in solar battery technology, but how does it stack up against the competition? The 10 kWh SolarEdge Energy Bank battery is a great option for homeowners. But determining if it is the right battery […]

Green Ridge Solar Receives 2023 ANGI Super Service Award

Green Ridge Solar has been honored with the prestigious Angi Super Service Award! This recognition is a testament to our unwavering commitment to providing you, our valued customers, with top-notch solar solutions and an exceptional experience. THE ANGI SUPER SERVICE AWARD The Angi Super Service Award is a recognition bestowed upon businesses that consistently demonstrate […]

Install Solar In Winter For Peak Spring, Summer Production

Installing solar panels during the winter months might seem counterintuitive due to shorter days and reduced sunlight. However, this strategic choice can actually position homeowners to leverage the peak sun hours of spring and summer more effectively. Let’s delve into why choosing winter for solar panel installation is a wise decision to maximize energy generation during the brighter […]

Maximize Tax Benifits: Install Solar Panels In Fall And Winter

As the year draws to a close, individuals and businesses alike seek ways to optimize their financial standing, often considering tax-saving strategies. Installing solar panels during fall and winter can be a savvy financial move, not only for energy efficiency but also for significant tax advantages. This comprehensive guide explores the tax benefits of investing […]

Fall Maintenance Tips For Solar Panels

As the vibrant colors of fall take over the landscape, it’s also a reminder for solar panel owners that it’s time for some fall solar panel maintenance. The changing seasons can have an impact on the efficiency of your solar panel system, and by taking a few proactive steps, you can ensure that your solar panels continue to generate clean, renewable […]