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Monday, 17 September 2012 12:41

Surge Of Solar Farms Heats Up Tennessee City

September 17 -- Its nickname is "Project Titan." The biggest solar park in Tennessee will be located in Chattanooga when the $30 million project comes on line next to the Volkswagen plant later this year. >>View Article

Tuesday, 18 September 2012 12:38

Solar Installations Hit Record High In Hawaii

September 18 -- Hawaii homeowners and businesses installed a record amount of solar power generating capacity in the second quarter of this year, according to a new industry report. >>View Article

September 24 -- Covering the 1 million-square-foot roof of a Walmart distribution center, these 14,000 solar panels will produce 30 percent of the building’s energy needs. To Gary Pierce, a member of the Arizona Corporation Commission who attended a dedication here recently, it’s a sign that renewable energy is on a roll. >>View Article

Wednesday, 19 September 2012 10:44

DoE’s Bet On A Solar Winner

September 19 -- The Semprius solar cell manufacturer is set to open its new facility in Henderson, North Carolina on September 26, and while churning out  solar cells the size of pencil points, it will generate more than 250 new green jobs. >>View Article

Wednesday, 05 September 2012 11:17

Michigan City Embraces Renewable Energy

September 6 -- To encourage green living, Wyandotte, like other cities, created a community garden. But this Michigan city’s project supplies solar energy instead of vegetables.The 49-kilowatt solar garden is just one way the city can generate 30 percent of its electricity from renewable energy. >>View Article

September 5 -- U.S. energy giant Direct Energy is testing the consumer market for alternative energy in Texas, with the launch of a new 100 percent Texas wind powerbrand that it’s calling New Leaf Energy. The new venture will provide customers in Greater Houston, Dallas-Fort Worth, Corpus Christi and other areas with the option to get their electricity from certified renewable sources. >>View Article

September 6 --There have been a lot of state "firsts" for solar arrays in the past few months -- in states other than the two biggies, California and New Jersey. Minnesota, for example, got its largest array when IKEA switched on 1,014-kilowatt (kW) system over the summer; and Virginia and Michigan said the same a few weeks earlier, because of projects financed by the retailer.  >>View Article

September 6 -- The vast majority of farmers (82 per cent) who are looking to invest in renewable energy are motivated by concerns over rising energy costs, according to new research from Barclays, with one in three farmers (33 per cent) looking to make a renewables investment in the next two years. >>View Article

Thursday, 06 September 2012 11:01

California Solar Farms Hit Electricity Milestone

September 6 -- California’s big solar farms have surpassed a new milestone amid the late summer heat, reaching 1 gigawatt of electrical generation capacity, the state’s main grid operator said Tuesday. >>View Article

September 10 -- The UAW today endorsed the Michigan Energy Michigan Jobs proposal because it will jump start Michigan manufacturing and rein in rising costs for consumers and businesses. “Michigan has the most skilled workers in the world, and Proposal 3 can create thousands of new manufacturing jobs that cannot be outsourced,” UAW President Bob King said. “Proposal 3 will help put our state’s manufacturing talent to work, will help to preserve a healthy environment for Michigan citizens while reining in rising energy costs for businesses. >>View Article

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