City of Ashland - City Council
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The City of Ashland has partnered with BEF on several successful projects. BEF contributed about $60,000 to fund and build Solar Ashland, which encompasses the solar installations at the Civic Center, Oregon Shakespeare Festival and Southern Oregon University. At the time of its construction, Solar Ashland was the largest solar plant in the Pacific Northwest.
Energy monitoring services and equipment provided to the City by the Solar 4R School program made the real-time performance data from the 6-kilowatt PV system installed on the Civic Center accessible to the community—effectively transforming it into an interactive educational tool for neighboring students to learn more about the science of solar energy production and PV design.