Renewable Northwest Project-map

Check out this great map of the renewable energy projects throughout the NorthWest. Lake County holds its own!

Senate Bill 477: “Transition Oregon beyond coal to clean, renewable energy.”

Check out the fact sheet and overview here: Coal 2 Clean Fact Sheet LCRI has written a letter of support for SB 477 can be seen here: 2015 SB 477 Testimony

Find Out How Many Solar Jobs Were Created in Your State

The Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) and The Solar Foundation held a briefing on the 2014 National Solar Jobs Census. The Census found that the solar industry added 31,000 jobs last year, accounting for 1.3 percent of all new U.S. jobs, and representing a growth rate almost 20 times greater than the national average. […]

PBS, This American Land features Lake County Renewable Energy

    To view the PBS show This American Land about Lake County Renewable Energy click Here.  

Renewable Energy Demonstration Trailer

The demonstration trailer generated a lot of interest at the Irish Days celebration (Bob and Katie even drove it in the parade) and at the North Lake School Science Fair, March 2013. As a result of these events people are starting to approach us about bringing the trailer to other community events as well. We […]

Become a Lake County Renewable Energy Ambassador

Ambassadors are individuals who have installed renewable energy systems on their residence or business who want to tell others about the benefits of living with solar, wind and/or geothermal. These early adopters are often the best spokespersons for renewable energy and their goal is simple – to help others achieve energy independence and bring renewables […]

Land Conservation and Development Commission

Land Conservation and Development Commission held their regular board meeting in Lakeview on July 19-20, 2012. Ken Kestner, Lake County Commissioner, Ray Simms, Lakeview Town Manager, and I gave the commission a tour of renewable energy Projects. The projects included the Black Cap Solar, Lakeview Solar, Town of Lakeview geothermal system for Warner Correction facility […]

January-June Renewable Energy Progress Report

  2012 Progress Report

Jim Walls speaks at TED-X OSU

On April 17th 2012, I had the privilege of speaking at the first Oregon State University TED-X program. Despite being nervous about being the last speaker of the day, the evening went really well. In fact being the last speaker turned out to be great. Bill Gates proceeded me (through a pre-recorded video) and spoke […]

Black Cap Solar construction

  Black Cap (2MW) and Lakeview (366kW) solar projects were completed Fall of 2012. The projects were built by Obsidian Finance Group. Pacific Power purchased the 2 MW project upon completion. Even more exciting are Obsidian’s plans to build a 5 MW solar plant near Christmas Valley.