Please join us for a homeowner and business workshop on August 7 at 6 PM.  Silverton Green Store, 201 E Main St Silverton, Oregon.


Solarize Salem is pleased to announce our 2012 Contractors: Benton Electric Inc., was established in 1967.  Benton Electric is located between Albany and Corvallis.  Union Hall (IBEW Local 280).  Jerry Sheffield has been with Benton electric 41 years.  Janet Sheffield began working for the company in 1989 and currently holds the office of Secretary-Treasurer. Their […]

Solarize Salem has announced the third phase of assistance to homeowners and businesses who want to incorporate solar power into their energy plan.  Solarize Salem is a cooperative solar installation purchasing program led by Salem Creative Network, a nonprofit corporation organized to provide creative solutions for social innovation. Solarize Salem helps homeowners leverage federal and […]

Rob Del Mar, senior residential solar project manager at Energy Trust, presented the current incentives available for Oregonians at our last Solarize Salem workshop held June 21 at Salem Public Library Loucks Auditorium. The Residential Energy Tax Credit is still available in its current form as long as the project is completed by December 31, […]

Ever wondered how they install solar panels? Here are a few photos and a brief explanation of an install from the Solarize Salem program last fall.

The Stouts were another one of the 52 Salem-area homeowners that took advantage of the Solarize Salem program that offered bulk pricing for pv installations through the Salem Creative Network. RS Energy provided the install of a 9.8 kW system using SolarWorld modules, a PV Powered inverter and Sun Storage racking. The array squeaked into […]

40 homes have signed up for the Solarize Salem program for a total install size of 143kW. This is an exciting development for Salem and our co-op. Today, we even got a write up in the USA Today applauding our community-led effort. There’s still room for 60 more homes. Register for more information and we’ll […]

Ross, Mike and I just signed up for the 3.92 kW system with R S Energy. As you know we also worked with SolarCity. Your facilitating that connection  increased my confidence. Going from zero to 90 mph in such a short time has been challenging but very worthwhile. Working with both of these companies and […]

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