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 region’s energy landscape. The recently released Solar Means Business Report by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) sheds light on the remarkable strides made by commercial enterprises in the realm of solar energy.
The Solar Revolution in Southern Oregon
Solar power has long been celebrated as a clean and sustainable energy source, and now, it’s gaining significant ground right here in Southern Oregon. Local business leaders are increasingly recognizing the environmental and economic advantages of solar energy adoption. Beyond reducing our collective carbon footprint, we’re also reaping substantial cost savings, strengthening our commitment to sustainability, and demonstrating responsible corporate citizenship to our community.
Local Solar Champions
Leading the charge in this solar revolution are our own Southern Oregon businesses like Terramai, Work Sharp, and Cascade Fire Equipment. While global brands like Meta, Amazon, Apple, Walmart, and Microsoft have made headlines, it’s our local business leaders who are setting an inspiring example. As of June 2022, Meta may lead the nation, but Southern Oregon’s businesses are taking important strides, demonstrating our dedication to a sustainable future right here in our region.
Growth in Solar Capacity
The growth in solar capacity installed by commercial and corporate entities is nothing short of remarkable. The Solar Means Business Report reveals that nearly 19 gigawatts (GW) of solar capacity has been installed, with over half of this capacity coming online since 2020. This surge in solar adoption underscores the growing desire among businesses to take charge of their energy needs and reduce their reliance on fossil fuels.
Local efforts in Southern Oregon are contributing to this national trend. We’re proud to say that our region has witnessed a significant increase in solar installations. Over 18,500 megawatts (MW) of installed solar capacity across 48,000 projects are tracked nationally, representing more than 70% of all commercial solar capacity installed in the U.S. These figures underscore the seismic shift toward sustainable energy solutions, and Southern Oregon businesses are playing their part.
The Solar Means Business Report paints a vivid picture of the transformative power of solar energy in the corporate world, and we’re proud to be a part of it here in Southern Oregon. Our local business leaders, both large and small, are recognizing the importance of sustainability and taking action to reduce their environmental impact. This trend not only benefits our planet but also showcases our region’s forward-thinking business community.
Call to Action for Southern Oregon Business Leaders
As we celebrate these remarkable strides in solar energy adoption, we invite our fellow Southern Oregon business leaders to explore the full depth of the Solar Means Business Report and gain a deeper understanding of this transformation by visiting Solar Means Business Report. Additionally, we encourage you to consider the positive impact you can make by embracing solar energy solutions and contributing to a more sustainable future right here in Southern Oregon.
Reference: Solar Means Business Report