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What Are Bifacial Solar Panels

What Are Bifacial Solar Panels

One of the latest developments in solar technology is bifacial solar panels. These solar panels can absorb light on both the front and back faces of the panels. This increases the efficiency of the solar panels, but it’s not the best solution for each situation. What...

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How Solar Panels Help Fight Drought

How Solar Panels Help Fight Drought

As the summer months approach, most of the western US and other parts of the nation are in drought conditions. This is especially true across the American South and West, where record low rainfall has contributed to major drought concerns. And in Oregon, nearly the...

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Oregon Announces New Solar+Storage Incentive

Oregon Announces New Solar+Storage Incentive

The Oregon Department of Energy has allocated $10 million for a new Solar+Storage Rebate Program. The new Oregon solar incentive will promote solar energy and battery storage, as well as provide greater solar access for low- and moderate-income households.How Much Is...

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Green Ridge Solar Announces New Office

Green Ridge Solar Announces New Office

Green Ridge Solar is excited to announce we are building a new office. The new office will be located in Sherwood, Oregon, and share space with Butterfield Testing. While building has not yet begun, the location of our new office is set. We will remain grounded in the...

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How Wineries And Vineyards Benefit From Solar Energy

How Wineries And Vineyards Benefit From Solar Energy

Oregon is one of the top wine producers in the US. Vineyards and wineries stretch all along the state, from the Willamette and Applegate valleys in the west and south, to the Walla Walla and Snake River valleys in the north and east. As wine culture (viticulture)...

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Will Solar Incentives Rise Under Biden?

Will Solar Incentives Rise Under Biden?

As 2021 forges ahead and the new Biden administration makes moves, many potential solar homeowners are asking: Will solar incentives increase under the Biden administration? It’s an important question to ask. Solar prices are the lowest they’ve ever been, but solar...

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Installing Solar Around Chimneys, Skylights, & Vents

Installing Solar Around Chimneys, Skylights, & Vents

There’s nothing solar installers love more than a south-facing roof in good condition with no obstructions whatsoever. However, this is more a fantasy than reality for most solar installations. That’s because many roofs have obstructions like chimneys, skylights, and...

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How Solar Powers Bitcoin Mining

How Solar Powers Bitcoin Mining

Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have been making news lately for their wild price swings and their disruptive economic impacts. But one aspect of these cryptocurrencies has recently come to light: Their energy-intensive mining process.  Mining Bitcoin and other...

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Are Solar Prices Expected To Increase In 2021?

Are Solar Prices Expected To Increase In 2021?

As we near the halfway point of 2021, prices for many goods and commodities are skyrocketing. Lumber has more than quadrupled in price in recent months along with a huge house-buying frenzy and limited supplies. Crude oil and metals prices are also steadily on the...

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