State announces $1.5 million for 13 solar projects across Oregon

Oregon Department of Energy recently announced 13 recipients of nearly $1.5 million in Renewable Energy Development grant funds. The RED grant program supports Oregon businesses, nonprofits and organizations investing in renewable energy systems that use biomass, solar, geothermal, hydropower, wind, landfill gas, biogas, wave, tidal or ocean energy to produce electricity. All of this year’s grantees are for solar electric systems.

The Oregon Military Department was allocated $99,000 for its Fort Oregon Solar project, which will install panels on military-owned buildings in Medford, Roseburg, Dallas and Salem. In Milton-Freewater, $70,235 will help small business The Farm on Edwards Road install solar electricity for use in the production of free-range chicken eggs. The Southern Oregon Labor Temple Association, a nonprofit meeting space for unions in Central Point, was allocated $37,754.

Find the full list of RED grant recipients here.