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August 31 -- Shoals Technologies Group is not the only former automotive parts manufacturer that has reinvented itself as a solar supplier, but few have become as successful as Shoals in their adopted industry. >>View Article

Tuesday, 13 August 2013 16:48

WIND POWER: MADE IN AMERICA

By Kevin O'Rourke 08/13/2013

“Made in America” labels have long signified superior quality products, produced from the hard work and innovation of our friends and neighbors.

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August 14 -- The equipment that’s powering America’s wind energy boom is increasingly being made right at home. >>View Article

June 17 -- Wind turbines are here to stay. They are increasing in numbers every day, and industry figures show that the amount of energy they are able to generate has reached tremendous levels. The 19th century belonged to coal, the 20th to oil, and the 21st century belongs to clean energy, with wind energy being one of the foundations of that. >>View Article

March 12 -- Don Lepard, a Chattanooga business executive, recently won a contract from his hometown to install 27,000 wireless, energy-efficient LED streetlights in the city. Lepard moved fast. In the space of a few months, his company, Global Green Lighting (GGL), acquired a vacant 180,000 square foot manufacturing facility in nearby Hixon, Tennessee, brought back production lines from its operations in China, hired 25 people and started making bulbs. >>View Article

January 2 -- Congress approved a fiscal cliff deal on Tuesday and in it included an extension of the wind energy tax credits for wind projects built in 2013. The wind energy industry is breathing a sigh of relief and says 37,000 jobs will be saved.  >>View Article

October 18 -- Adam Sieminski, head of the U.S. Energy Information Administration, said falling costs for wind power will make the alternate energy competitive with natural gas and coal, spurring expansion in the next two decades. Sieminski, whose office is independent and doesn’t set policies, said extending a tax credit for wind power, set to expire in December, would help increase use of the power. Even if that tax provision expires as scheduled, wind generation will grow, he said. View Article >>

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