Solar energy advocates make a push in Bend

Photos by Rob Kerr • The Bulletin
Published Jan 8, 2014 at 12:01AM / Updated Jan 8, 2014 at 06:29AM
Rob Kerr / The Bulletin The recently renovated 18 NW Oregon Avenue building in downtown Bend features a prominent solar array, along with other energy-saving upgrades, according to Seth Anderson, Ambient Architecture principal architect.
Rob Kerr / The Bulletin Charlie Fisher, at podium, field organizer for Environment Oregon, spoke at a news conference Tuesday about policies that would help Oregon regain its place among the top states for the adoption of solar energy. Other solar advocates, from the left, Mike Riley, executive director of The Environmental Center; Ambient Architecture architects Travis Smith and Seth Anderson and Sunlight Solar President Paul Israel.
Rob Kerr / The Bulletin The solar array, installed by Sunlight Solar of Bend on the 18 NW Oregon Avenue building, became part of the architectural design for the renovated building, said Seth Anderson, Ambient Architecture principal architect.