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September 26 -- Southern Co.'s (SO) Georgia utility said Wednesday it plans to buy 210 megawatts of solar power by 2015. Southern's Georgia Power utility already has contracts for 61 megawatts of solar power, enough to serve about 7,600 homes, the utility said. >>View Article

Thursday, 27 September 2012 12:19

8,300 Solar Panels To Reduce Energy Costs

September 26 -- Two major local employers will install a total of more than 8,300 solar panels, making them the latest participants in the growing solar panel industry. Assurant Specialty Property is spending $7 million to put in more than 6,200 solar panels to save money on energy costs and as part of the company’s launch of a bundled insurance program for commercial-scale solar installations. >>View Article

September 26 -- This past weekend marked the opening of the largest wind farm in the U.S. -- a site that will power 235,000 homes. >>View Article

September 26 -- Google said Wednesday that it has signed a first-of-its-kind deal with an Oklahoma utility to buy 48 megawatts of wind energy to help power its data center in that state. >>View Article

Wednesday, 26 September 2012 11:39

Meet The Solar Seniors

September 24 -- Most people think that rooftop solar panels appeal to tech-savvy early adopters in their prime earning years. Enter the Solar Seniors: elderly residents drawn to solar power amid concerns about rising electricity bills. They’ve become one of the solar industry’s most powerful demographics. >>View Article

September 25 -- Companies are at the leading edge of wind globally, not least in the US. Starbucks recently sent a joint letter with 18 other US companies to Congress to request an extension of the Production Tax Credit which has helped grow installed capacity. >>View Article

September 25 -- It started with a simple directive: bring down the casualty numbers. At the time, Former Lt. Gen. Richard C. Zilmer was the commanding general of the most restive province of Iraq in 2006—al Anbar. And at the time, there was primarily one reason for the dramatic spike in American casualties: Fuel. >>View Article

Monday, 17 September 2012 12:52

Idaho’s 1st Big Solar Plant To Be Built Soon

September 17 -- Idaho's first big solar electricity plant will likely soon begin construction, a rare bright spot for renewables in a state littered with canceled wind farms, regulatory uncertainty and low natural gas prices that have soured alternative power's financial appeal. >>View Article

Monday, 17 September 2012 12:49

Red States Equal Green Jobs

September 17 -- If you look at the growth of “green” jobs in the U.S., it’s hard to miss something interesting: Heavily Republican states are deeply involved in renewable energy development.That’s the observation from a report authored by Nancy Pfund and Michael Lazar of DBL Investors, a San Francisco-based venture capital firm. >>View Article

September 18 -- Work and hiring are under way in earnest at a Holland company that four years ago set out to build wind turbine blades. >>View Article

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