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Solar in the Northwest

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Remember the sun? That ball of light in the sky that leaves us in the dark every winter? Turns out that there’s enough sunlight for solar power even in Oregon. Solar panels operate at greater efficiency in cooler climates and most of the Northwest receives up to 70% of the sunlight that L.A. does! Check out instructor John Patterson’s series of classes: Practical Solar for the Northwest

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John Patterson, founder of Mr. Sun Solar, has been in the solar industry for as long as its been an industry. He has personally installed over 2,000 solar thermal and solar electric projects including hundreds of grid-tied and off grid solar photovoltaic systems.

About Justin Eslinger

Justin is the Graphic Designer for PCC Continuing Education. His responsibilities include designing departmental promotions, student support and customer relations. Justin has an Associates of Applied Science in Graphic Design from Portland... more »

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