Oregon House approves solar bill

Oregon House approves solar bill

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Oregon House approves solar bill

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by Associated Press

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Posted on August 15, 2009 at 3:26 PM

Updated Friday, Nov 6 at 1:22 PM

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- The Oregon House has approved a bill to promote the generation of solar power in Oregon.

House Bill 3039 creates two programs, one of them is a pilot program to study a feed-in tariff for projects under 500 kilowatts.

The feed-in tariff would allow consumers to sell power generated from solar panels to the utilities at a wholesale rate set by the Public Utility Commission for 15 years. After the 15-year period, the energy producer would receive payments from the utility at market value.

Oregon would be the second state to implement a feed-in tariff behind Vermont.

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