Hillsboro Solar Advantage - Savings for Residents and Businesses

The City of Hillsboro and hometown partners SolarWorld and LiveLight Energy offer discounts and community programs

Sep 09, 2011, 14:23 ET from LiveLight Energy, LLC

HILLSBORO, Ore., Sept. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Hillsboro Solar Advantage, a city-wide solar incentive program, offers negotiated discounts and financing options for those interested in locally produced solar (also known as photovoltaic or "PV") systems. The effort combines PV system savings with job creation and is in partnership with the City of Hillsboro, SolarWorld USA of Hillsboro, the headquarters for the nation's largest PV manufacturer, and LiveLight Energy, the largest installer of SolarWorld Sunkits® in the United States. Final prices will vary upon financing and system size. Most Hillsboro Solar Advantage installations are estimated to be discounted by at least 25 percent below market prices in addition to savings from 2011 state and federal tax and other incentives says LiveLight Energy founder and CEO Keith Knowles.

More information about the program is available at livelightenergy.com or by calling 503-690-4366 or 888-919-2887, (91-WATTS) or at the Hillsboro Solar Advantage website www.hillsborosolaradvantage.org. Free community events including SolarWorld factory tours are a major educational component of this solarization program. Workshops and other programs are designed to clearly explain 2011 financial incentives and the annual utility bill savings of PV systems.  Workshop dates are currently Wednesday, Sept.  21 and Tuesday, Sept. 27; Sunday, Oct. 9 and Thurs., Oct 13. Reservations to all Hillsboro Solar Advantage programs are encouraged.

For details about the history and various initiatives of the City of Hillsboro sustainability program visit sustainability.hillsboro-or.gov.

LiveLight Energy, www.livelightenergy.com, with offices in Tanasbourne and Pendleton is a multi-generational family business that evolved from a Newberg, Oregon sustainable construction company established in 1983.

In 2008, SolarWorld USA, www.solarworld-usa.com, opened its national headquarters in Hillsboro, Oregon. The company operates the equivalent of four production plants on a 97-acre campus, maintaining 500 megawatts worth of photovoltaic production capacity. Production from that site supplies demand not only in the United States but also in Canada and Latin America.

For Hillsboro Solar Advantage information: City of Hillsboro's Peter Brandom 503-681-6191, peterb@ci.hillsboro.or.us, LiveLight Energy's Mara Woloshin: (503) 310-4504, mara@woloshin.com; or SolarWorld Industries America's Ben Santarris, 503-927-9858, ben.santarris@solarworld-usa.com or Devon Cichoski, (805) 377-2905, devon.cichoski@solarworld-usa.com

SOURCE LiveLight Energy, LLC