Free online tool that estimates solar energy potential

September 26, 2014

One of the biggest barriers to installing solar electric systems is that property owners don’t have a good way to estimate how much energy they could generate, or how much it would cost. Now Energy Trust of Oregon is providing home and business owners in select Washington County communities a free, high-tech way to find […]

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Kettle Foods takes a bite out of energy use

September 18, 2014

Strategic Energy Management is a holistic approach to helping businesses save energy and money over time through operational and behavior change. See how Kettle Foods worked with Energy Trust to achieve sustained energy savings.

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Small wind turbine brings big savings to Willamette Valley ranch

September 10, 2014

Located near Salem, Cascade Buffalo Ranch attracts visitors both for healthy bison meat and for the 10-kilowatt wind turbine that towers over the farm buildings and fields. Owners Eldon and Alice Metz were always interested in generating renewable energy but began seriously considering a wind system after a representative of XZERES visited the site and […]

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Portland area customers saved $16.3 million in 2013

September 3, 2014

In 2013, Energy Trust of Oregon helped Portland General Electric, Pacific Power and NW Natural customers in the Portland metro area save $16.3 million on their utility bills at 42,961 locations. Residential, business, industrial and agricultural customers made energy-efficient improvements and generated renewable power with assistance from 492 local trade ally contractors. With energy improvements […]

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