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Monday, 05 November 2012 17:20

US Solar Jobs Up 13.2% In Past Year

November 5 -- In a year rife with strife, the solar power industry in the United States continued to chug along. The nonprofit Solar Foundation reported on Friday that the U.S. industry added 13,872 employees in the year ended in September, a 13.2 percent increase that brought total domestic employment to 119,016. >>View Article

October 30 -- A family-owned manufacturer located next to Yankee Stadium, GAL Manufacturing, has recently completed the construction of one of the city’s largest commercial rooftop solar arrays. The 237-kilowatt system was designed and installed by MC Solar Development, and SolarCity and is expected to save the company an estimated $50,000 a year on utility bills. >>View Article

October 24 -- In September, all new electricity generating capacity added in the US came from solar and wind.  Five wind projects totalling 300 megawatts (MW) and 18 solar projects for 133 MW were added, according to the latest "Energy Infrastructure Update" from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's Office of Energy Projects. >>View Article

October 18 --  Almost three years to the day after he laid out plans to achieve energy security for his service, Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus on Oct. 17 doubled down on that promise. Mabus praised the progress the Navy has made and assured attendees at an industry conference that the goals he laid out in 2009 would be achieved within or ahead of the ambitious self-prescribed timeline. >>View Article

Monday, 15 October 2012 17:49

Green Energy Creates Jobs In Tennessee

October 15 -- One of the continuing policy threads in the presidential race is whether green energy has been worth the millions of dollars the federal government has invested in the technology in hopes of generating jobs and lessening dependence on fossil fuels. In Greater Memphis, at least, green energy technology has generated jobs. >>View Article

Monday, 15 October 2012 17:17

Solar Push Could Challenge Georgia Power

October 15 -- Georgia Power’s monopoly is under attack. This year, state legislators considered a bill that would have ended that monopoly in limited situations by allowing companies to lease rooftop space for their solar panels and then sell the electricity to the property owner. Current law only allows power to be sold to utilities, and only utilities can sell to retail customers. The bill stalled, but you can look for it to be introduced again for next year’s legislative session. >>View Article

October 12 -- Jim Stober got interested in the possibilities of solar energy a couple of years ago because his wife didn't want to swim in a cold pool.  Stober quickly settled on a solar-powered heat exchanger, which harnesses the sun's energy to regulate the water temperature in the pool. “It's free to use,” he said. “Once you pay for the system, it doesn't cost you anything.” >>View Article

 


Friday, 05 October 2012 09:05

Military Leads In Clean Energy Deployment

October 5 -- From Air Force jets that run on biofuels to front-line Army bases that are powered by the sun, the military doesn't mess around with politics when it comes to clean energy – it’s about saving lives and protecting the national interests of the United States. >>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

Wednesday, 09 January 2013 16:39

In Minnesota, Solar Tops Clean Energy Agenda

January 9 -- This could be the year major solar legislation sees the light of day in Minnesota.  A Democratic sweep in November has clean energy advocates optimistic about their causes following two years of legislative control by conservative Republicans. >>View Article

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