Harvard University recently recognized Solarize Portland as a Top 25 program in this year’s Innovations in American Government Awards competition. These awards recognize and promote excellence and creativity in the public sector. Solarize Portland was established in 2009, with support from CESA member the Energy Trust of Oregon, and resulted in 130 solar installations, triple the number of all systems installed in Portland the previous year. Since then, Solarize has become a model for communities across the country. Recently, Solarize Rhode Island has reported great success in the early stages of their program, with much additional market growth expected to follow.