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True South Solar team member Koko Amadeus

Meet Team Member Koko

Meet True South Solar employee Koko! He is a journeyman electrician who grew up right here in Southern Oregon. When did you first start thinking about solar? I started thinking about solar in high-school as a good alternate source of energy production, and as I have grown older I have enjoyed watching its implementation and

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True South Solar team member Daniel Cervantes

Meet Team Member Daniel

Meet Daniel Cervantes, a member of our installation crew. You can see him smiling on rooftops around Southern Oregon. What got you interested in working in the solar field? My interest in the solar field stems from a strong commitment to sustainability and a desire to contribute to a cleaner, greener future through solar energy.

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Powerwall 3. More Power. More Backup. MOre Savings.

Introducing Tesla Powerwall 3

In the first quarter of 2024, Tesla announced their latest energy storage product, Tesla Powerwall 3. Powerwall 3 replaces both Powerwall 2 and Powerwall+. Read on to learn all about this product and why it’s superior to the previous generations and vastly superior (and less expensive) than any other home energy storage solution on the

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Janet Langley, True South Solar's Office Coordinator

Meet Our Office Coordinator Janet

Meet Janet Langley, the True South Solar Office Coordinator. If you’re interested in solar for your home or business, give us a call today to find out more. She looks forward to hearing from you! What got you interested in the Solar field? The very first time I saw a solar panel I was interested

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Pacific Power raised power prices again in 2024.

Pacific Power Raises Rates for 2024

Pacific Power 2024 Rate Increases for Oregon Residential and Commercial Customers Beginning January 10, 2024, residential Pacific Power customers will begin to incur an average rate increase of 12.9%. For a single family residence using the average of 900 kWh per month, their bills will increase by about $15 monthly. Small commercial customers will see

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True South Solar installs Maxeon Solar Panels

Maxeon Solar Panels – The Gold Standard for Residential Solar

The solar industry has seen tremendous innovation in recent years, with new technologies and products aimed at making solar panels more efficient, reliable and affordable. One company leading this charge is Maxeon Solar Technologies. Maxeon was spun off from SunPower in 2020 as an independent company, building on over 35 years of solar research and

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True South Solar supports the Southern Oregon Community

Our Southern Oregon Community

True South Solar has been a community supporter from Day One. Since Eric and Shawn started the business in 2010, True South has contributed many thousands of dollars to local community groups. Over the past 5 years, we’ve committed more than $50,000 in donations supporting local nonprofits. We also encourage team members to volunteer. We

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The True South SOlar team at the 2023 Oregon Solar + Storage conference in Portland.

True South Solar Team Attends the Oregon Solar + Storage Conference 2023

This November, True South Solar attended one of the largest gatherings of solar professionals in the Pacific Northwest. The Oregon Solar + Storage Conference (OSSC) is Oregon’s largest trade conference for the solar and storage industry. The conference was held November 7-9 in Portland at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. There were various general sessions, keynotes,

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Ashland Middle School has a large solar array installed by True South Solar.

Ashland Middle School is now Powered by the Sun

Solar Powered Classrooms The beginning of the academic school year brought new students, newly renovated buildings, and a brand-new solar array at Ashland Middle School. Our team is thrilled to help transition AMS to clean energy! Students today can look forward to learning powered by clean energy. The Ashland School District will reduce its electricity

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Commercial solar panels installed at the Terramai production facility in White City.

Our Largest Commercial Solar Installation To-Date

In a groundbreaking milestone for True South Solar, Southern Oregon’s premier solar installation company, our team recently completed our largest commercial project to-date. 880 solar panels now cover the roof of a newly-built industrial production structure in White City, totaling 475.2 kilowatts of power. True South Solar, with over 13 years of experience in the

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Tesla Powerwall at a home in Southern Oregon

Understanding Tesla Powerwall: What it Can and Cannot Backup

Are you considering investing in Tesla Powerwall for your home or business? We are seeing a growing interest in energy storage solutions, and Tesla Powerwall 3 is the best storage solution on the market. In this post, we’ll take a closer look at Tesla Powerwall and discuss what it can and cannot back up. What

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Commercial solar panels installed by True South Solar at Southern Oregon University

Sustainability at Southern Oregon University

Sustainability is more than just a buzzword at Southern Oregon University (SOU). It’s right in their mission statement and is part of the strategic direction for the campus in the SOU Plan. SOU’s commitment to sustainability can be seen throughout the campus through its red, black, and blue recycle bins, highly visible solar installations, energy

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