Pendleton promotes solar energy


Pendleton is offering no-interest loans to spark interest in solar power, leading over 50 residents to install systems last year.

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Pendleton is offering no-interest loans to spark interest in solar power, leading over 50 residents to install systems last year.

Oregon earned a reputation for being a green leader years ago…however, many green efforts stem from the state’s populated — and more liberal — west side. They’re less likely to be found in Oregon’s ruggedly conservative agricultural country.

“We’re a Western community, and we’re proud of that, but we’re also in the 21st Century,” city manager Larry Lehman said. “There are people here who are interested in renewable energy, and we wanted to make it easy for them.”

Read more at OregonLive.com.

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