East Portland Community Center
The East Portland Community Center solar project was developed by a robust project team, including: Commercial Solar Ventures, Sentry Financial Corporation, the City of Portland Parks Department, BEF, EC Company and Gen Con, Inc. Financial contributors to the project include Portland General Electric, US Bank and the Energy Trust of Oregon.
The team's goal in developing this and future PV projects is to provide public entities like the City of Portland with a tool to develop on-site solar generation. Energy monitoring services provided by Solar 4R Schools™ has connected the real-time performance data from the Center's PV system to the Energy Exploration Center at Solar4RSchools.org. Students and educators nationwide can chart, graph and analyze the system's performance data for educational purposes. A touchscreen kiosk placed within the Center further engages visitors to the Center, allowing them to interact with live system performance data while learning about the science and benefits of renewable energy.