historic home gets solar installation

In a rare move, a local landmarks commission allows solar to be installed on a historic home in a historic district of Albany, OR. Green Ridge Solar was honored to be part of such a landmark decision.



Albany, OR

Date Installed

Fall 2020

Est 25-Yr Savings



Historic Home Gets Solar Panel Installation

Solar panels are rarely installed on historic homes because of aesthetic concerns. But in a precedent-shattering move, the Albany, OR, landmarks commission decided to allow Green Ridge Solar to install solar on a historic home in a historic district in the city.

The commission was initially skeptical of the solar installation, but they were quickly convinced by the USA-made black-on-black Panasonic solar panels. The commission stated they liked the look of the solar panels and did not think the panels would hurt the historic look of the home.

With 24 solar panels, the solar panel system will produce 7.8 kW and offset more than 100% of the household’s annual energy usage.

Since we bought our place, I envisioned restoring and maintaining the rich history of this great area along with being able to intergraTe green and renewable energy.

It brings great excitement that not only we are approved, but also the chance for others to follow and open the world of historical preservation with state of the art solar power.

- Ben

Albany, OR Solar Homeowner

Est 25-Year Savings

Manufacturer Warranty

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"Installing Solar Panels with Green Ridge was seamless. Green Ridge sales and management teams were great to work with. They answered all of my questions promptly. The panels were installed quickly and to agreed upon specifications. The panels were installed in late August 2020 and provided enough power to cover my usage through January. By March, my system was again exceeding my usage. I would highly recommend Green Ridge Solar to my friends and neighbors."

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