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[Corvallis] Airport Solar Panel Dedication - August 28



A new, state-of-the-art solar panel array capable of generating 110,000 kilowatt hours of electricity each year has been installed at the Corvallis Municipal Airport. The new array will produce enough energy to power nearly all of the City of Corvallis’s daily electricity needs at the airport.

State and local leaders, as well as representatives from the City of Corvallis, Pacific Power and Energy Trust of Oregon, will officially dedicate the new installation at 2 p.m. August 28 at the airport, 5695 SW Airport Ave.

Members of the media are welcome to attend.
Light refreshments will be served.

 

Visit the link below to read this on our website.
http://www.corvallisoregon.gov/index.aspx?page=32&recordid=4228

Project Details
The solar array was built over a former superfund site that is in the final stages of environmental remediation. To avoid disturbing the soil on the site, the 378 individual solar panels that comprise the array were installed above-ground in a series of concrete-filled troughs. The array feeds into Pacific Power’s electricity grid.

Funding for the $273,712 project came primarily through a grant from Pacific Power’s Blue Sky program customers, who voluntarily support renewable energy and fund community renewable energy projects in Oregon, Washington and California. In addition, the City of Corvallis received a cash incentive of $70,150 from Energy Trust of Oregon, a nonprofit organization that promotes renewable energy projects throughout Oregon, to further offset the system cost.

The public can view real-time energy generation, as well as sustainability metrics, online at www.corvallisoregon.gov/airportsolar.

Energy Trust of Oregon is an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to helping participating customers of Portland General Electric, Pacific Power, NW Natural, Cascade Natural Gas and Avista benefit from saving energy and generating renewable power.

Based in Portland, Oregon, Pacific Power provides 740,000 customers in the Northwest with safe and dependable electric service. The company remains focused on transitioning to a sustainable energy future in an affordable way for customers, in part through state-of-the-art technology and regional grid coordination. As part of PacifiCorp, the company has a net-owned generating capacity of 10,894 megawatts from a diverse portfolio of thermal, hydroelectric, wind, geothermal, solar and biomass resources.

 

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Patrick W. Rollens, Public Information Officer
City of Corvallis
541-766-6368
patrick.rollens@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx                                      

Hannah Cruz, Senior Community Relations Manager

Energy Trust of Oregon

503-445-2447

hannah.cruz@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx 

 

Tom Gauntt, Spokesman

Pacific Power

503-813-7291

tom.gauntt@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

 

 

 


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