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First solar array?

October 9, 2014 in Uncategorized

WORTHINGTON — Energy Concepts Inc. passed two of three hurdles Wednesday night in its quest for approval to construct a solar array just north of Worthington.

Appearing before Nobles County’s Joint Jurisdictional Zoning Committee, and then bef…continue reading on dglobe.com

U.S. Energy Dept. to offer loans to renewable energy companies

April 2, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Ayesha Rascoe

WASHINGTON, March 28 (Reuters) – The U.S. Energy Department will soon issue a plan to offer loan aid for renewable energy projects, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz said on Friday, doubling down on investments that have drawn intense…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

SDSM&T security center grew out of solar experiment

January 3, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Dirk Lammers

A new security printing and anti-counterfeiting research program based at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology grew out of an effort to develop next-generation solar cells.

Jon Kellar, a professor of materials and m…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

SDSM&T security center grew out of solar experiment

January 3, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Dirk Lammers

A new security printing and anti-counterfeiting research program based at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology grew out of an effort to develop next-generation solar cells.

Jon Kellar, a professor of materials and m…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Solar development absorbing California farmland

February 2, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

FRESNO, Calif. There’s a land rush of sorts going on across the nation’s most productive farming region, but these buyers don’t want to grow crops. They want to plant solar farms. Continue Reading

Sioux Falls solar company looks to add outlets to remote spots

October 8, 2012 in The Daily Republic

The device, which looks like a quadruple-sized laptop computer, could generate and store enough solar power in a remote African village to run a dorm refrigerator filled with medicine, a couple of fans and a dozen LED lights. Continue Reading

Black Hills Energy seeks to cut solar program

August 24, 2012 in The Daily Republic

DENVER (AP) Black Hills Energy is asking the Colorado Public Utilities Commission for permission to cut its solar-panel incentive program by about 75 percent. Continue Reading

Venus Transit

June 5, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

Virginia Tech astrophysics graduate student Brandon Bear points to an image of the Venus Transit on Tuesday while projecting the image to an auditorium of people on the Virginia Tech campus in Blacksburg, Va. Continue Reading

Bonding bill includes bright news for solar energy future

May 15, 2012 in Alexandria Echo Press

A new $500 million bonding bill passed by the Minnesota Legislature and signed into law includes an option for public buildings to take advantage of solar energy.
Advocates say it will help state schools, hospitals, police stations, and other public buildings to install solar energy this year and into the future. Continue Reading

Solar storm ends with strong backhand slap

March 9, 2012 in West Central Tribune

WASHINGTON (AP) The solar storm that seemed to be more fizzle than fury got much stronger early Friday before fading again. Continue Reading