Category Archives: Energy

SolarWorld hiring 200 for Hillsboro facility.

PORTLAND — The Portland Business Journal reports that, after layoffs rocked the once 1,000-strong staff at SolarWorld’s Hillsboro facility and  shrunk the company’s local payroll to 600, the solar panel manufacturer has been hiring back up, ...

Vestas to team up with Xcel on a massive wind farm.

BRIGHTON, Colo. — Vestas Wind Systems is teaming up with Xcel Energy on a huge 600-megawatt project in eastern Colorado, Portland Business Journal reported. The project will be Colorado’s largest wind farm. David Eves, president and CEO of Xcel&# ...

Five Oregon firms earn Small Business Innovation Grants.

OREGON — Thanks to a new investment from Business Oregon, five state businesses will benefit from more than $300,000 in funds designed to help bring their ideas and innovations to market. The funding will promote technologies and products that help ci ...

Beaverton’s eWind Solutions says ‘Go fly a kite!’.

BEAVERTON, Ore. — A Beaverton startup, eWind Solutions, wants farmers to go fly a kite to generate their electricity. The company is designing a kite the size of a bald eagle that will harness wind power to replace farm-based wind turbines. The eWind ...