Industrial, Solar, Sourcing Renewables - December 14, 2022
Microsoft, Nike Partner For Oregon Community Solar
Microsoft and Nike are joining together for a community solar project in Oregon.
The two companies, along with Common Energy, partnered to subscribe to Standard Solar’s Skyward Community Solar project, located in Clackamas County, Oregon. The project will generate 3.6 million kilowatt hours of energy each year, which will be fed into the broader electrical grid.
According to the provisions of Oregon’s Community Solar Program, Microsoft will make up the commercial allocation, with approximately 100 hundred Nike employees already subscribed to the residential portion of the project. All subscribers will receive a contracted discount on their electric bills each month and Renewable Energy Credits (“RECs”) proportional to their share of the project’s energy generation.
In addition, 10% of the Skyward generation has been allocated to qualified low- and moderate-income households.
“At Microsoft, part of our vision for a sustainable future is advocating for innovative technology that empowers and benefits everyone,” said Katie Ross, Global Sustainability Program Manager, in a statement. “We are proud to be a lead partner in this initiative that helps achieve environmental goals while also supporting low-income residences with clean, affordable energy.”
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