Portland General Electric (PGE) and its partners have formally unveiled the largest solar project in the Pacific Northwest, which is expected to begin producing up to 1.1 MW of electricity for PGE customers by December.
The project, using thin-film solar panels, is being installed on the rooftops of three ProLogis distribution warehouses in northeast Portland. The solar panels will cover more than 328,000 square feet.
U.S. Bank and PGE have formed SunWay 2 LLC to own and operate the system and to secure state and federal solar tax credits to help finance the project. The financing package was arranged by United Fund Advisors.
In addition, Energy Trust of Oregon, a nonprofit organization that promotes energy efficiency and renewable energy, is providing about $1 million in incentives for the project.