Oregon's legislative session has ended -- and June 2007 will be remembered as one of the sunniest month on record. Building on the momentum of its new Renewable Energy Standard, Governor Ted Kulongoski recently signed several key solar policies designed to encourage solar manufacturing and the installation of solar hot water and photovoltaic (PV) systems in the state.

"This will be remembered as a banner year for solar energy in Oregon. We have already attracted two new major solar manufacturers to the state, with more likely on the way." -- Oregon Governor Ted Kulongoski