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Brooke Hansen: Meet Our Team

Q: What is your role on the True South Solar team?

I am the Commercial Development Advisor. I help businesses, non-profits, and government agencies consider their options for solar.

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True South Solar Installs Tesla Powerwall

Achieve Energy Security and Independence with Tesla Powerwall True South Solar is a Tesla Powerwall Certified Installer, which means we offer a customized solar-plus-battery solution that enables you to access the abundant power of the sun and reduces your reliance on fossil fuels. Our competitors do not offer energy storage solutions and we cannot add

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Dan Ropel, a lead installer for True South Solar

Dan Ropel: Meet Our Team

Q: What is your role on the True South Solar team?

I’m currently a licensed LRT (Limited Renewables Technician) Solar Electrician. I am an installer that specializes in rooftop installations. I started in November 2015.

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True South Solar @ Mt. Ashland

True South Solar installed a 27.8 kW array of solar panels on Mt. Ashland! Mt. Ashland now has 85 panels on the ski area vehicle shop roof, which offsets 15% of energy use at the ski area! The project is being supported in part by Pacific Power’s Blue Sky Program customers, the Energy Trust of Oregon,

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Steve Smith’s 4.6kW System

Steve Smith’s 4.6kW system is generating credits over their summer consumption, and has accounted for roughly a third or more of their winter usage. Overall the system provides ½ of the power. Motivation to go solar was based on the purchase of their house that is all electric, with no natural gas, so they wanted to help offset the electrical costs with an environmentally sustainable resource and solar fit the bill.

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Trees & Solar: The Site Survey Connection

We’re blessed with both a lot of sunshine and a lot of trees in Southern Oregon. Sometimes the very trees we love the most block our solar access and make siting a solar electric system difficult. So, how do we coexist with trees, deal with shading issues, get the most out of our solar electric systems, and do the right thing for the environment? The answer begins by hiring the right solar professionals. 

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Coyote Trails Solar Pavilion Project

This post was written by the staff at Coyote Trails School of Nature, located in Medford. We are delighted to share with you our endeavor at the Coyote Trails Nature Center! We decided in 2013 to become a “net zero” solar-powered property. We were successful at finding marvelous partners for the project. We went back

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