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. At the time of the project, energy monitoring connected the real-time performance data from the Center's PV system to students and educators to analyze the system's performance data for educational purposes. A touchscreen kiosk placed within the Center allowed visitors to the Center, allowing them to learn about the science and benefits of renewable energy.