by By Hunter R. Slaton | November 11, 2009

Portland's Oregon Convention Center has selected SunEdison to build and install a 1.184-megawatt solar power system on the center's rooftop. When completed next spring, the panels will generate 12 percent of the power needed to run the building. Combined with the facility's ongoing purchase of wind power, more than half of the OCC's total energy needs will come from renewable sources. The center, which has LEED Silver certification, offers 255,000 square feet of exhibit space and 50 meeting rooms.