2012 Solarize Northeast Kicks Off

Installed Solar Panels

In 2009, Solarize Northeast helped 200 Northeast Portland residents install solar electric (photovoltaic) panels on their homes. In 2012, the 2nd round of Solarize Northeast aims to double the number of solar electric systems in Northeast Portland.

Solarize Northeast provides a pathway to affordable and simple solar installation. Utilizing a community committee & competitive bidding process, the project selected Mr. Sun Solar as the contractor partner. Mr. Sun Solar has a strong commitment to customer service, education, and is a local Northeast business.

Starting in January, educational workshops offer the basics of going solar, tax credits and other financial incentives, financing solar panels, with experts in each area available for Q&A. Participation in the workshops is free.

Solarize Northeast brings the community together around a common cause: beautifying the neighborhoods and promoting energy efficiency. The community-project is organized by the Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods (NECN) whose mission is to improve the livability of North and Northeast Portland.

The deadline to participate in Solarize Northeast is May 15, 2012, and this year, contracts signed before February 29, 2012 receive the Early Bird Special.

As a community-driven project, Solarize Northeast depends on the participation and volunteers of Northeast residents. For more information on volunteering or registering, please visit http://solarize.necoalition.org or contact Gene Lee at solarize@necoalition.org, 503.823.4113.