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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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Dylan Lee, a member of the True South Solar team

Meet Team Member Dylan

Please welcome our newest team member Dylan! He will be working as a crew member/Material Handler on the installation crew. What got you interested in working in the solar field? I’ve been interested in renewables for a long time and wanted to have a part to play in this ever-expanding industry. What is your favorite

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Commercial Solar Array installed by True South Solar

Southern Oregon Business Leaders Ignite the Solar Revolution

The sun is shining bright on Southern Oregon, and local business leaders are harnessing its power like never before. In an exciting development, our own business community in Southern Oregon is spearheading a historic revolution in commercial solar energy adoption. We’re proud to see Southern Oregon businesses and schools taking bold steps to reshape our

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Meet Travis, a member of the True South Solar team

Meet TSS Team Member Travis

Please welcome Travis. He is one of our newest crew members but has worked with TSS before. Welcome back Travis! When did you first start thinking about the solar field? Over 20 yrs ago from reading a Home Power magazine. What are your favorite things to do in the sun? Go inside and watch snowboarding

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USDA REAP grants provide funding for solar in rural Southern Oregon.

$2 Billion Added to the USDA REAP Grant

The USDA REAP (Rural Energy for America) Grant has received significant updates in 2023. These updates offer increased opportunities and resources for farms and small businesses in rural areas to embrace renewable energy and energy efficiency projects. The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 invested over $2 billion for renewable energy systems and energy efficiency improvement

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True South Solar team member Isac

Meet TSS Team Member Isac

Isac is one of our new Material Handlers on the crew. Welcome! When did you first start thinking about the solar field? I started thinking about solar in the past few years, I have watched as the industry has started to boom and it really caught my attention as another way to generate power that is

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The Inflation Reduction Act - how has it affected our economy?

The Inflation Reduction Act and The Solar Industry- One Year Later

It’s been just over a year since President Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) into law in August 2022. This sweeping legislation contained significant investments and tax credits to accelerate the transition to clean energy in the United States. One year later, we see the impacts on the solar industry and our economy. The

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