PGE Plans Rooftop PV Project With ProLogis

Portland General Electric (PGE) has partnered with U.S. Bank, ProLogis and several Oregon companies on a 2.4 MW rooftop PV project.

Northwest Solar Solutions, a division of locally owned Snyder Roofing and the installer for this project, estimates 60,000 hours of union-wage electrical and roofing Oregon jobs will be created by this project. The roughly 900,000 square-foot project will cover the roofs of seven ProLogis distribution warehouses in Portland, Gresham and Clackamas.

The installation will use UNI-SOLAR's thin-film solar panels – similar to the ones used on the 1.1 MW rooftop project PGE and ProLogis brought online in 2008, PGE says. U.S. Bank and PGE have formed SunWay 3 LLC to own and operate the system and to secure state and federal solar tax credits to help finance the project.

SOURCE: Portland General Electric

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