Who Benefits?

The Host Organization

  • Saves money compared to buying power from the utility
  • Gets electricity from the sun, rather than coal

The Community

  • Local investment means money stays in the local economy
  • Lower utility costs for cities, counties and schools reduces tax burden on citizens. Lower utility costs for nonprofits means more mission dollars to spend on direct services.

The Nation

  • Oregon shows the rest of the country that communities can finance renewable energy

The Planet

  • Clean power, clean¬†planet

The Individual

  • Investors decide exactly where to invest their money (unlike investing in stocks or mutual funds), and see the results of the investment in their own community