LAKE OSWEGO — With support from PGE’s Renewable Development Fund, Mary’s Woods has installed solar panels, generating 84 kilowatts of clean energy electricity to supply the retirement community and beyond.

The array sits on the roof of the O’Neill Residential Building.

“As a sponsored ministry of the Sisters of Holy Names of Jesus and Mary, Mary’s Woods has a strong commitment to steward resources responsibly and we strongly believe that solar energy is a way to do this,” said Kimberly Scott, chief financial officer at Mary’s Woods. “This is an important project that will demonstrate our commitment and values to the community.”

Scott said other Mary’s Woods solar projects are set for the future with the help of PGE.

“We are committed to provide leadership and education about environmental sustainability and look forward to working on an intergenerational education program with local schools and the greater community,” said James Arp, CEO of Mary’s Woods.

Mary’s Woods operates within the core values of the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary to emphasize individual and community-wide wellness, life-long learning and spiritual development.

This project was made possible by customers participating in PGE’s Green FutureSM program through the PGE Renewable Development Fund.

Mary’s Woods is a retirement community situated on 40 acres in Lake Oswego, land owned by the Holy Names Sisters. The community has more than 600 residents.