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How Solar Carports Can Generate Energy and Save Money

Kern High School District in California installed SunPower carport solar systems at 25 of its sites, allowing them to save money and conserve energy, thanks to financing from Wells Fargo
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Like many school systems, Kern High School District was looking for ways to cut expenses, put money back into classrooms, and conserve energy in 2015, said Matt Guinn, director of business for the school system. Today, the district in Bakersfield, California, has SunPower® Helix™ Carport solar systems installed at 25 sites and expects to save $80 million in electricity costs over 25 years.

Ecocentricity Blog: Suniva vs. Solar Installers, Round Two

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The problem remains the same – the expected tariff would drive up the cost of solar panels in the United States, making renewable energy less competitive in the marketplace while simultaneously harming solar installation jobs.

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The problem remains the same – the expected tariff would drive up the cost of solar panels in the United States, making renewable energy less competitive in the marketplace while simultaneously harming solar installation jobs.

Wesley Community Center Increases Local Impact with $150,000 Grant from Green Mountain Energy Sun Club

Local nonprofit receives solar and energy efficiency upgrades to improve the lives of more Houstonians
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HOUSTON, October 30, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Wesley Community Center is increasing its capacity to support more Houstonians with the help of a sustainability grant from the Green Mountain Energy Sun Club. The Sun Club selected Wesley to receive $150,000 for solar power, energy efficiency upgrades and resource conservation for its community center and food pantry facilities.

Converting Waste Into Renewable Energy

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Responsible landfill management involves the proper handling of landfill gas and liquids, which are byproducts of the decomposition of waste. It requires considerable science, engineering and technology to manage an evolving waste stream in a manner that is protective of the air, land and water for generations to come. It also involves a relentless commitment to innovation.

Energy Efficiency Highlights From the 2017 Cox Conserves Sustainability Survey

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It’s October. While you sip your pumpkin spice latte and cheer on your favorite football team, it’s also time to talk about energy. Happy #EnergyAwarenessMonth! This month, companies and organizations around the country are raising awareness of the importance of energy efficiency.

Caterpillar's Solar Installations in India Help Drive Renewable Energy Goal

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Our Hosur, India plant recently installed 150 kilowatt solar panels on its roof.

Click here to learn more about how Caterpillar has a goal to use alternative/renewable sources to meet 20 percent of its energy needs by 2020.

Hormel Sponsors Solar Project in Kansas

by Antonio Pasolini
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Solar power is one of the cleanest forms of energy available, and many companies are embracing it as a central part of their strategy to reduce emissions and reach clean energy goals.

Natural food company Hormel Natural Choice is tapping the power of the sun through a partnership with a community project headed by Westar Energy, just 50 miles from its Dold Foods plant in Wichita, Kansas.

Prioritizing Cybersecurity Key to Ensure Safe, Secure Utilities

Electric utilities are making progress with cybersecurity, but gaps remain
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Facing inevitable attacks to their networks by hackers, electric utilities are making progress in prioritizing cybersecurity to ensure that they can deliver and maintain safe, secure utilities for all. However, this year’s Strategic Directions: Electric Industry Report shows even as leaders work to ensure grid security, major gaps remain in the areas of asset security control and security risk awareness.

The Ray prepares for Troup County Growth

By Alicia B. Hill
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Much has changed in just over three years since The Ray beautification and energy efficiency project was proposed for the section of Interstate 85 that passes through Troup County.

Can One Highway Drive the Future?

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This is a video from the VERGE Talk that Allie Kelly and Harriet Langford participated in at #VERGE17, put on by @GreenBiz. 

Click here to watch the video and learn all about #TheRay.

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