GREEN Grant Voting Now Open!
Thank you for your interest in Emerald PUD’s GREEN Grant program! Your vote will help decide which local renewable energy project will win the 2018 GREEN Grant. The winning organization will receive up to $40,000 to use toward the completion of their project.
One vote per participating account is permitted. Deadline to vote is 11:59 p.m. on June 6, 2018.
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The finalists have been selected for Emerald’s 2018 GREEN Grant – now it’s up to YOU, our GREEN subscribers, to choose the winning project! Read about this year’s finalists below.
Project: Community Solar Project at Saginaw Mobile Home Park (Saginaw)
Organization: St. Vincent de Paul
Development of a new solar system at the Saginaw Mobile Home Park to provide local renewable energy generation and reduce the total cost of housing for residents in the park. The project aims to deliver the first low-income, rural community solar project in Oregon.
Project: Solar System with Battery Back-Up at Aprovecho (Cottage Grove)
Installation of new solar panels on campus to enhance the site’s energy resiliency and reduce dependence on the electric grid. The project will help reduce operational costs and increase the organization’s effectiveness as a sustainability teaching and demonstration center.
Project: Solar System, Phase II at Fern Ridge Service Center (Veneta)
Organization: Mid Lane Cares (The Love Project)
Construction and installation of solar panels on the roof of the Fern Ridge Service Center. The proposed project will benefit The Love Project food pantry, helping to lower the organization’s operational costs and direct the savings toward essential services.
Project: Solar System at Branch Road Farm School (Cottage Grove)
Organization: Branch Road Farm School
Construction and installation of a new solar power system at the Branch Road Farm School. The proposed project will provide renewable energy generation, community education and demonstration, and additional shelter for the school.