Solar on County Buildings

Benton County's climate action goal is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to 50% of 2010 levels by the year 2030, and to be net-zero by 2050. The County's Climate Action Plan (CAP) is the roadmap for achieving this goal, and calls for the installation of renewable energy at all buildings where feasible.   To date, solar arrays have been installed on the following buildings:

FAIRGROUNDS

Generating power since June 2011

  • Location: 110 SW 53rd St, Corvallis
  • System Size: 70.4 kW 
  • % of the Fairground's power generated by solar in 2021: 22%
  • Additional Info:  Installed by SunWize Systems.  Funded by US Department of Energy.
  • Real-time info: not currently available
HEALTH SERVICES BUILDING

Generating power since December 2018

  • Location: 530 NW 27th St, Corvallis
  • System Size: 20.3 kW.  Seventy (70) 290 watt panels
  • % of the building's power generated by solar in 2021: 9%
  • Additional Info:  installed by A&R Solar
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KALAPUYA BUILDING

Generating power since October 2020

  • Location: 4500 SW Research Way, Corvallis
  • System Size: 112 kW 
  • % of the building's power generated by solar in 2021: 100%
  • Additional Information:  funded by Solarize Corvallis, a joint initiative of the Corvallis Sustainability Coalition and the Oregon Clean Power Cooperative; installed by Energy Wise Systems
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LAW ENFORCEMENT BUILDING

Generating power since February 2022

  • Location: 180 NW 5th St, Corvallis
  • System Size: 112 kW 
  • % of LEB's power generated by solar in 2021: 17%
  • Additional Information:  funded by Pacific Power's Blue Sky Program participants and Energy Trust of Oregon; installed by Energy Wise Systems  
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LINCOLN HEALTH CENTER

Coming Soon!

  • Location: 121 SE Viewmont St, Corvallis
  • Installation Scheduled for 2022
  • System Size: 21.3 kW