The City of Portland, Ore., along with Multnomah County, the U.S. Department of Energy and CH2M HILL, has completed the Oregon Clean Energy Map, an online map that highlights solar installations in the greater Portland area.
The map enables residents and business owners to estimate the solar potential of their rooftops, view existing solar installations and obtain detailed information about each of these existing solar sites. The City of Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability worked with CH2M HILL to create the solar portal, which can be viewed at http://oregon.cleanenergymap.com.
The map provides detail about existing photovoltaic and solar hot water installations in the City of Portland and Multnomah County since 2001. As residents scroll over existing installation sites on the map, details about the size and type of system, photos of the systems as supplied by some property owners and links to the installer's contact information are provided.
Additionally, with information from the city's parcel database, the map will provide an estimate of each building's solar potential based on the size of the roof, the amount of unshaded area and current rebate program information.
SOURCE: C2HM HILL