Central Oregon a Hotbed for Solar Industry

The state of Oregon gained more than 15,000 jobs in the solar industry last year, a 50% increase from 2015, and Central Oregon is becoming a big part of that employment boom. In the past month, two new solar farms have started generating power on Bend’s northeast side and added more than 200 local construction jobs during the build-out.

Central Oregon Daily’s Brian Jennings looks at why our region is becoming such a hotbed for the solar industry.

Join the Conversation

Related Stories