Mt. St. Helens, 1983 Courtesy of Stacy Herbert

Oregon is one of the safest places in the country to live.┬áThat doesn’t mean there’s no risk of devastating floods, forest fires, tsunamis, earthquakes, and even the occasional volcanic eruption.

The Oregon Clean Power Cooperative, whenever possible, plans on using solar equipment that provides electrical power when the grid is out. That means people can charge cell phones and rechargeable batteries, and keep refrigerators running to store insulin and other sensitive medical supplies. Our solar equipment will most likely not include batteries, which are still expensive, so they’ll only be able to provide power during the day, when the sun is shining. But if a natural disaster does strike, the Co-op will be doing our part to help Oregon communities get through it safely.