Portland General Electric chose Smyrna to be one of nine nonprofit organizations in PGE’s territory to receive grants for renewable energy projects. The Smyrna UCC EarthCare Committee has worked on this project for over two years with the able assistance of Energy Solutions of Oregon City.
We will be able to sell back the energy we produce, and that money will be more than enough to cover our monthly bills. It was not enough to say in our grant that the main purpose of the grant is to pay our bills. We developed a plan for educating the community about the methods and benefits of going renewable. The project began early in May, 2021.
Here are some photos of the progress: