Hot Weather Affects Solar Panels

MEDFORD, Ore. —  Tuesday’s above average temperatures meant below average production for one industry. Tom McDowell with Rogue Solar in Medford said one of the largest misconceptions about solar energy is that on hot days, panels will produce more energy. In reality, high temperatures actually produce significantly less energy than they would on an average day. … Continue reading »

Local Solar Companies are Booming

ASHLAND, Ore. — Local solar power companies say their business has soared over the past year, with help from a new program. “It’s a rooftop revolution that’s happening right now in Southern Oregon,” Eric Hansen with True South Solar said. The future is bright for solar power in the Rogue Valley. “These panels are going … Continue reading »

A Look at Solar Energy in Rogue Valley

MEDFORD, Ore. — A study by the Oregon Solar Energy Industries Association claims Oregon could produce 20 percent of its total electricity through solar panels that would cover a combined 65 square miles. Here in the Rogue Valley, power officials say the opportunity for solar power is available. Officials with RHT Energy Solutions in Medford … Continue reading »