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Fire station goes solar

More than 70 highly trained volunteers from Banks Fire District #13 provide fire and rescue services to the Banks, Buxton and Timber communities. They respond to more than 700 calls each year, ranging from cardiac emergencies to wildfires.

“Budgets are always tight. Any savings goes back into training, equipment or other upgrades. The solar panels will now give us 90,000 kWh of clean power each year, which is a tremendous savings. They help us serve the patrons of our district and are a great example for others.” Rodney Linz, Fire chief.

With help from the Renewable Development Fund — which is directly supported by Green Future participants like you — the fire station now has solar panels on its Main Street rooftop that provide up to 78 percent of the station’s energy. Interested in applying for a renewable project? The window for RDF applications is April 16–June 15, 2018.

You can learn more about how you’re supporting community projects like this, or apply for funding at PGE’s RDF web page.