Oregon was one of the earliest adopters of solar power in the country. And despite the state’s reputation for gloomy weather, it ranks among the top half of states for solar energy generation, and it’s only expected to grow over the coming years. If you live in Oregon, you could save money on energy by investing in solar energy, and can help the environment by reducing your home’s carbon footprint. Are you wondering if solar power is right for your home? Keep reading to learn the costs and benefits of solar power in Oregon and whether it’s right for you.
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Like many states, Connecticut began investing in solar energy decades ago. Currently, the state ranks in the top half of all states for solar generation, with 2.53% of Connecticut’s energy coming from solar power. Solar energy production is expected to increase by 5.67% over the next 5 years, according to the SEIA. By installing solar panels, homeowners can reduce their energy costs while helping the environment.
Connecticut is located in southern New England on hilly terrain between New York’s Hudson River Valley and Rhode Island’s Narragansett Bay. Although Connecticut does not have any fossil fuel reserves, it does have renewable resources.2 The river that shares its name forms a broad valley that runs through the center of the state and flows south, dividing Connecticut in two.
The searchable Energy Storage Legislation Database displays information in interactive maps and charts, tracking state activity from 2017 to the present.
The National Conference of State Legislatures tracks environment and natural resources bills that have been introduced in the 50 states, territories and Washington, D.C.
The First Street Foundation Flood Model represents the culmination of decades of research and development made possible by building upon existing knowledge and frameworks regularly referenced in the identification of flood risk.
The Impacts of Climate Change and the Trump Administration’s Anti-Environmental Agenda in Connecticut
Between 2017 and 2019, Connecticut experienced two severe storms and two winter storms. The damages of these events led to losses of at least $1 billion.
We’re working towards a New England powered by affordable, homemade energy, with a thriving economy built on innovation and invention… a New England where our communities are healthy and safe and our environment fortified against the impacts of our changing climate. This is the future CLF is fighting to create.
Connecticut is one of the fastest growing of the smaller states in the solar industry. This success comes after the state launched the Connecticut Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) program to offer property assessed clean energy financing and program services to municipalities and commercial property owners throughout Connecticut.