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 »

St. Mary’s School Adds Solar Panels

MEDFORD, Ore. — A project under construction on the rooftop of Saint Mary’s in Medford will not only supply green energy, but also add to the science curriculum once students return this fall. A 40 kilowatt solar panel array is being installed thanks to a $200,000 grant from Pacific Power’s Blue Sky Campaign. School officials … Continue reading »

SOU Installs New Solar Panels

ASHLAND, Ore. — Southern Oregon University is increasing sustainability on its campus. On Wednesday, the university began installation of several solar panels on top of one if the new dorms that was opened last fall. 268 solar units that will generate 73.7 kilowatts of energy are being installed on the roof of McLoughlin hall. The … 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 »