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Duke Energy Florida Expands Solar in the Sunshine State with Completion of Suwannee Facility

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  • Providing customers with carbon-free energy from nearly 9-megawatt solar power plant on 70 acres in Suwannee County
  • Company plans to develop up to 700 megawatts of solar by 2021
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  • Providing customers with carbon-free energy from nearly 9-megawatt solar power plant on 70 acres in Suwannee County
  • Company plans to develop up to 700 megawatts of solar by 2021

Schneider Electric VIDEO | Nurturing Sustainability from Our Core to Our Customers

by Emmanuel Lagarrigue
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Sustainability is in Schneider Electric’s DNA. It is rooted in everything we do. Our mission is to help our customers meet their sustainability goals while continuing to grow their business.

But we must start with ourselves. We know that sustainable businesses are more innovative, efficient and having more engaged employees. Businesses really canreduce their resource consumption while thriving in today’s economy.  The following are key learnings from our sustainability program.

Drive behavior with a sustainability scorecard

How Well Do You Know Your Incentive Programs?

Clever energy storage financing could boost your general fund
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If your K-12 school district or community college could reduce energy costs and steer those savings to educational improvements, wouldn’t you jump at the chance? California’s Grossmont Union, Poway Unified, Mountain View Los Altos and Visalia Unified are just a few of the districts that have tapped into energy storage to shrink their electrical bills.

Let's Use the Right-Of-Way in a Smarter Way

Right-of-way farming joins a bevy of sustainable initiatives along the Ray C. Anderson Memorial Highway in Georgia
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By Matt Hickman

Having a stretch of highway named in your honor is a big deal.

But the Ray C. Anderson Foundation, the nonprofit family foundation dedicated to realizing the legacy of the late green business pioneer, has opted to take the highway memorization process one giant step further.

Bloomberg New Energy Finance Releases Its Annual Climatescope Findings

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December 6, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Bloomberg New Energy Finannce (BNEF) released its annual Climatescope findings, assessing 71 countries in emerging markets on their progress made toward the clean energy transition. Solar capacity jumped by more than half in developing nations. 

Climatescope tracks the conditions for clean energy investment on and off the grid and provides a wealth of publicly-available information.

For Power Industry, Innovation Is Key

Embracing technology will be critical as the electric industry evolves for the future
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For Power Industry, Innovation is Key

For electric utilities, innovation will be key to helping the industry evolve and prepare for the future. View expert insights on on aging infrastructure, the influx of renewable energy, managing security risk and more from the 2017 Strategic Directions: Electric Industry Report.

Schneider Electric Donates Solar Lanterns to the Light and Hope for Puerto Rico Campaign

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  • Supplies from Schneider Electric include 100 APC Mobiya TS170 S Portable LED lighting systems
  • The portable LED lighting systems provide citizens of Puerto Rico with backup power and lighting during outages
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  • Supplies from Schneider Electric include 100 APC Mobiya TS170 S Portable LED lighting systems
  • The portable LED lighting systems provide citizens of Puerto Rico with backup power and lighting during outages

Meet Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief ‘Angel of Light’ Alison Thompson

Hear how responsible corporations are aiding recovery in disaster zones
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NORTHAMPTON, Mass., November 30, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Fresh from a humanitarian mission in storm-ravaged Puerto Rico, nonprofit executive director Alison Thompson has hands on experience delivering solar lighting to survivors of Hurricane Maria.

On Dec. 6, the Corporate Responsibility Association (CRA) will focus on Thompson’s inexpensive and creative way for disaster victims, refugees and citizens of developing nations to safely light their homes – and the business model for scaling delivery of this technology to those in need.

For the First Time, Technology in the Classroom is Accessible in Nigeria, with the Help of Schneider Electric and Solar Power

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Today, about 1.1 billion people in the world live without electricity. Another billion have unreliable power and 2.8 billion people use coal, wood, charcoal or animal waste for cooking and cleaning. Today, Schneider Electric is transforming the lives of millions of people in Nigeria by partnering with Microsoft and the Lagos State Electricity Board to provide sustainable solar power to over 200 schools and clinics.

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VIDEO | Schneider Electric Uses Solar Power to Illuminate Primary Schools for 45K Students in Africa

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Today nearly 1.3 billion people — almost 1 of every 5 persons on the planet — lack access to modern energy. Almost all live in poverty in rural sub-Saharan Africa and developing Asia, unconnected to utility networks. Many companies offer stand-alone solar powered systems and mini-grid solutions, but the target communities often cannot afford the purchase price and lack the know-how to operate the systems.

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