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Facebook commits to 100% renewable energy by 2020 - FastCompany
The social network is buying wind and solar power from sources all over the world–and helping grids get more clean energy for everyone in the process.
renewable-energy  green-facilities  data-centers  sustainable-development  solar-power  energy-costs  energy-efficiency  Around-the-web  this-week-435  insider-8-31-2018 
august 2018 by areadevelopment
Google, Amazon push power companies to solar and wind, a blow to coal - USA Today
Every time you save a photo to the cloud, buy something on Amazon, open a Google doc or stream a movie, you’re probably pulling electricity from a wind turbine in Texas or a solar farm in Virginia.
this-week-422  Around-the-web  Matt  Google  amazon  high-tech  technology  tech  energy  renewable-energy  wind-energy  solar-power  texas  virginia  southwest  south-atlantic 
april 2018 by areadevelopment
Sky's the limit for clean-energy jobs in Minnesota, across U.S. - StarTribune.com
As wind and solar energy have grown, they've created a tide of jobs nationwide in fields from construction to manufacturing. Renewable energy jobs, most of which are in wind and solar, grew by 16 percent to around 6,200 in Minnesota from 2015 to 2016, according to a recent study by Clean Energy Economy Minnesota, an industry-led nonprofit. 
minnesota  midwest  regional-reports  industry-reports  industry-clusters  green-economy  energy  solar-power  wind-energy  industry-organizations 
october 2017 by areadevelopment
Toyota Installs Largest Corporate On-Site Solar Power System in Texas - Energy Manager Today
SunPower is deploying more than 20,000 solar panels at the new headquarters, which Toyota expects to occupy later this year.  Close to 1-MW larger than the 7.75-MW system originally planned, it is expected to be the Lone Star State’s largest corporate office on-site solar installation among non-utility companies.
solar-power  facility-planning  green-economy  energy-costs  sustainable-development  Around-the-web  automotive-industry  corporate-headquarters  texas  toyota  this-week-382 
april 2017 by areadevelopment
Like semiconductors, US solar needs government support - TheHill
Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross has taken a nuanced view that recognizes the different needs of various industries and individual firms. Secretary Ross can apply that nuanced view to raise the level of government protection for the PV industry to that of the semiconductor industry.     
opinion  free-trade-agreements  government-policy  business-globalization  solar-power  energy  industry-reports  semi-conductor  tech-transfer  research&development  Around-the-web  this-week-381 
march 2017 by areadevelopment
NARENCO Plans Two Solar Farms In Orangeburg County, South Carolina - Area Development
NARENCO (National Renewable Energy Corporation) will be constructing two new utility-scale solar farms in Orangeburg County, South Carolina. Both projects are expected to bring $89.1 million in new capital investment to the area about 37 miles south of Columbia.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  south-carolina  south-atlantic  energy  renewable-energy  solar-power 
january 2017 by areadevelopment
L'Oréal USA to build state's largest commercial solar array - PV-Tech
The projects set L'Oréal on target to achieve an 80% CO2 emissions reduction and it plans to achieve 100% renewable electricity for its manufacturing in the US through these commercial projects and the purchase of additional renewable energy certificates (RECs).
cosmetics-industry  facility-planning  asset-management  sustainable-development  solar-power  green-manufacturing  green-economy  Around-the-web  this-week-364 
september 2016 by areadevelopment
10 Breakthrough Technologies 2016: SolarCity’s Gigafactory - MIT Technology Review
A $750 million solar facility in Buffalo will produce a gigawatt of high-efficiency solar panels per year and make the technology far more attractive to homeowners. Availability: next year
solar-power  gigafactory  energy-efficiency  green-buildings  buffalo  u.s.-manufacturing  energy  Around-the-web  this-week-356 
june 2016 by areadevelopment
Solar Impulse 2: In the cockpit of a trans-Atlantic flight - CNN.com
The cross-Atlantic flight is likely to be one of the most grueling legs in the aircraft's ambitious around-the-world journey, devised to raise awareness of the power and potential of clean-energy technologies.
this-week-356  Around-the-web  Matt  Aerospace  aviation  solar  solar-power  renewable-energy  clean-energy  cleantech 
june 2016 by areadevelopment
India-Based SWELECT Energy Systems Plans Manufacturing Plant & Solar Farm In Halifax County, North Carolina - Area Development
SWELECT Energy Systems will invest more than $4.7 million to build a manufacturing site and adjacent solar farm, with plans to hire a 155-person workforce over the coming five years, in Halifax County, North Carolina.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  manufacturing  location-USA  FDI  energy  solar  solar-power  renewable-energy  north-carolina  south-atlantic  jobs  taxes-incentives-grants-loans  india 
june 2016 by areadevelopment
Conergy Relocates Headquarters To Miami, Florida - Area Development
Conergy, one of the world's largest downstream solar companies, relocated its U.S. headquarters from Denver to Miami, Florida. It is expected this relocation will add a minimum of 60 high-paying jobs to the local workforce within the next three years.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  miami  Florida  south-atlantic  solar  solar-power  energy  renewable-energy  jobs 
june 2016 by areadevelopment
U.S. Utilities Boost Investments in Wind, Solar Power - WSJ
Power companies take advantage of government incentives that let them sell renewable electricity to other utilities at higher prices
utilities  energy  green-economy  energy-costs  wind-energy  solar-power  this-week-352  Around-the-web 
may 2016 by areadevelopment
Mississippi Power and Silicon Ranch Corporation Begins Construction On Hattiesburg, Mississippi, Solar Farm - Area Development
Mississippi Power and Silicon Ranch Corporation started construction on its $100-million solar farm facility that will generate enough electricity to supply 50 mw power to approximately 6,500 homes in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  mississippi  south  energy  solarpower  solar-power  renewable-energy 
may 2016 by areadevelopment
Use of Wind, Solar to Generate Electricity Could Add Millions of Jobs - Area Development
According to a recent report from the Virginia-based consulting firm ICF International, a large-scale shift to renewable sources for generating electricity could increase U.S. employment by one million jobs by 2030 and two million jobs by 2050, even after accounting for job losses related to fossil fuels.
area-development-features  Matt  energy  solar-power  solar  renewable-energy  jobs 
march 2016 by areadevelopment
Cypress Creek Renewables Plans Three Solar Energy Facilities In Lexington County, South Carolina - Area Development
Cypress Creek Renewables, a company that specializes in the ownership and development of long-term solar energy projects, has taken first steps toward investing $30 million in three solar energy facilities in Lexington County. This project complements two Lexington County solar facilities, located in Swansea, South Carolina.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  south-carolina  south-atlantic  renewable-energy  energy  solar  solar-power 
march 2016 by areadevelopment
Duke Energy Envisions Third Solar Facility In Rowan County, North Carolina - Area Development
Duke Energy’s third solar project, a 6-megawatt plant, will be its Woodleaf Solar Facility in Rowan County, North Carolina. The facility will be located near the intersection of Highway 801 and Old U.S. Highway 70, on roughly 50 acres of land already owned by Duke Energy.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-newsletter  Matt  north-carolina  south-atlantic  solar  solar-power  energy  renewable-energy  duke-energy 
march 2016 by areadevelopment
MassDevelopment Bond Helps New Bedford, Massachusetts, Firm Invest In Solar Power - Area Development
MassDevelopment issued a $5,267,500 tax-exempt bond on behalf of Finicky Pet Food, a firm that processes fish for the pet food industry in New Bedford, Massachusetts. The bond will enable the company to expand the use of solar energy in its production process.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  Massachusetts  new-england  taxes-incentives-grants-loans  solar-power  renewable-energr  food-processing 
february 2016 by areadevelopment
National Renewable Energy Corporation Expands Solar Power Center In Allendale, South Carolina - Area Development
National Renewable Energy Corporation, a leading renewable energy independent power producer focused on development, engineering, procurement, construction and operations of utility scale and commercial solar installations, is on track to invest more than $85 million to establish solar power operations in Allendale County, South Carolina.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  renewable-energy  energy  solar-power  south-carolina  south-atlantic 
february 2016 by areadevelopment
Cypress Creek Renewables Plans $12 Million Solar Project In Saluda County, South Carolina - Area Development
Cypress Creek Renewables, a company that specializes in the ownership and development of long-term solar energy projects, has taken first steps toward investing $12 million in solar energy projects in Saluda County, South Carolina.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  south-carolina  south-atlantic  energy  renewable-energy  solar-power  solar 
january 2016 by areadevelopment
Duke Energy Plans Solar Facility Near Bloomington, Indiana - Area Development
Duke Energy will add more clean, renewable energy to its generation mix with the construction of a 17-megawatt solar facility at Naval Support Activity Crane, located 40 miles southwest of Bloomington, Indiana.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  indiana  midwest  solar  solar-power  renewable-energy  bloomington  duke-energy  energy  utilities 
january 2016 by areadevelopment
Ontario solar industry finds place in the sun after Green Energy flameout - Financial Post
Ontario’s Green Energy Act of 2009, which rolled out subsidies to renewable energy producers in order to jump start the wind and solar sectors, has left a bitter taste in many Ontarians’ mouths. At peak times of day, consumers pay 17.5 cents kWh for power, so Ontario pays at least 53.8 cents subsidy for every kWh that comes off the Ozz Group roof.
this-week-336  Around-the-web  Matt  ontario  central-canada  canada  location-canada  energy  solar  solar-power  renewable-energy  manufacturing 
january 2016 by areadevelopment
Cypress Creek Renewables Plans $10 Million Solar Project In Dillon, South Carolina - Area Development
Cypress Creek Renewables, a company that specializes in the ownership and development of long-term solar energy projects, has taken first steps toward investing $10 million in a solar energy project located off of Wix Road in Dillon, South Carolina.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  south-carolina  south-atlantic  renewable-energy  energy  solar-power  solar 
december 2015 by areadevelopment
SunEdison, Inc. Completes Construction On Peterborough, New Hampshire, Solar Power Plant - Area Development
SunEdison, Inc., the largest global renewable energy development company, completed construction on New Hampshire's largest solar power plant, a 942 kilowatt DC solar power plant for the town of Peterborough, New Hampshire.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  new-hampshire  new-england  renewable-energy  energy  solar  solar-power 
november 2015 by areadevelopment
In Focus: Is It Time To Go Solar? - Area Development
Solar energy is quickly proving to be one of the future’s most attractive forms of renewable energy.
energy  area-development-features  Matt  renewable-energy  solar-power  sustainable-development 
october 2015 by areadevelopment
China-Based SunSpark Technology Establishes Production Hub At SolarMax Complex In Riverside, California - Area Development
SunSpark Technology, Inc., a company that manufactures and assembles solar panels, plans to establish its base of operations at the SolarMax complex in Riverside, California. The company plans to initially adding some 80 new jobs to the local economy.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  solar-power  renewable-energy  clean-energy  energy  jobs  california  pacific-states 
october 2015 by areadevelopment
Cypress Creek Renewables Investing In Darlington County, South Carolina, Solar Projects - Area Development
Cypress Creek Renewables, a company that specializes in the ownership and development of long-term solar energy projects, has taken first steps toward investing $10 million in a solar energy project in Darlington County, South Carolina. This investment adds to a $20.4 million investment in Lexington County solar operations, which was announced in August 2015.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  south-carolina  south-atlantic  renewable-energy  solar-power  energy  clean-energy 
october 2015 by areadevelopment
Duke Energy Florida Plans Solar Facility In Perry, Florida - Area Development
Duke Energy Florida plans to construct a new solar facility in Perry, Florida. The 5-megawatt solar facility will be constructed on 20 acres of utility-owned land using approximately 22,000 solar panels, roughly the size of 17 football fields.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  duke-energy  energy  solar-power  renewable-energy  Florida  south-atlantic  utilities 
october 2015 by areadevelopment
Sulphur Springs Valley Electric Cooperative-Sun Power Plan Solar Power Plant In Cochise County, Arizona - Area Development
Sulphur Springs Valley Electric Cooperative signed a 20-year power purchase agreement with SunPower to build a 20-megawatt solar photovoltaic power plant in Cochise County, Arizona.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  solar-power  arizona  southwest  utilities  energy 
september 2015 by areadevelopment
Suniva Inc. Expands Its Solar Cell Manufacturing Facility In Gwinnett County, Georgia - Area Development
Suniva Inc., a leading manufacturer of high-efficiency crystalline silicon solar cells and modules, will expand its facilities and invest $96 million in Gwinnett County, Georgia. Operating at full capacity, the expanded facility in Norcross will create up to 500 jobs.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  Georgia  south-atlantic  manufacturing  solar-power  jobs  STEM 
september 2015 by areadevelopment
E.ON Solar Starts Solar Park Construction In Kern County, California - Area Development
E.ON Solar, a subsidiary of E.ON SE, a global leader in energy solutions, began construction on Maricopa West, a 20 MW solar project in Kern County, California.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  california  pacific-states  solar-power  energy 
august 2015 by areadevelopment
Cypress Creek Renewables Plans Two Solar Projects In Lexington County, South Carolina - Area Development
Cypress Creek Renewables, a company that specializes in the ownership and development of long-term solar energy projects, will invest $20.4 million to establish two new operations in Lexington County, South Carolina.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  south-carolina  south-atlantic  solar-power  energy  renewable-energy 
august 2015 by areadevelopment
SolarCity Opens Regional Headquarters In Salt Lake City, Utah - Area Development
SolarCity, a solar power provider, will open a regional corporate headquarters in Salt Lake City, Utah. The company is hiring at a temporary location initially as it scouts for a location for a large corporate campus.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  solar-power  energy  renewable-energy  headquarters  salt-lake-city  utah  mountain-states  clean-energy 
august 2015 by areadevelopment
SunPower Plans 100-Megawatt Solar Photovoltaic Plant Boulder City, Nevada - Area Development
SunPower, a company that designs, manufactures and delivers the highest efficiency, highest reliability solar panels and systems, signed a 20-year power purchase agreement with NV Energy to build a 100-megawatt solar photovoltaic power plant in the Eldorado Valley of Boulder City, Nevada.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  Nevada  mountain-states  manufacturing  energy  solar-power 
july 2015 by areadevelopment
The Wind and Sun Are Bringing the Shine Back to Buffalo - The New York Times
Along a bend in the Buffalo River here, an enormous steel and concrete structure is rising, soon to house one of the country’s largest solar panel factories. Just to the south, in the rotting guts of the old Bethlehem Steel plant in Lackawanna, where a dozen wind turbines already harness the energy blowing off Lake Erie, workers are preparing to install a big new solar array.
this-week-315  Around-the-web  Matt  buffalo  new-yok  mid-atlantic  energy  wind-energy  renewable-energy  solar-power 
july 2015 by areadevelopment
Texas city opts for 100% renewable energy - to save cash, not the planet - The Guardian
Georgetown, Texas decision not about going green: ‘I’m probably the furthest thing from an Al Gore clone you could find,’ says city official
green-economy  energy-costs  wind-energy  solar-power  sustainable-development  texas  this-week-299  around-the-web 
april 2015 by areadevelopment
510nano Incorporated Invests $11 Million In Greensville County, Virginia, Headquarters - Area Development
510nano Incorporated, a developer of renewable energy projects and technologies, will invest $11 million to relocate its headquarters and establish a manufacturing operation in Greensville County, Virginia. The company will construct a 100,000-square-foot manufacturing facility for the production of solar panels in Greensville County Industrial Park. The project will create 113 new jobs.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  matt  virginia  south-atlantic  renewable-energy  energy  jobs  incentives-taxes-grants-loans  solar-power 
march 2015 by areadevelopment
Sunrun Opens Irvine, California, Solar Design Engineering Center - Area Development
Sunrun, a residential solar company, opened a new solar design engineering center in Irvine, California, where customized system designs are created for customers across the country.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  matt  solar-power  renewable-energy  california  pacific-states 
february 2015 by areadevelopment
SolarCity GigaFactory Facility To Be Located At Buffalo, New York’s High-Tech Manufacturing Innovation Hub At RiverBend
A one million-square-foot site for the future SolarCity GigaFactory facility, which will manufacture solar panels, will be located at RiverBend in South Buffalo, New York. The project is expected to create more than 3,000 jobs in Western New York and a total of nearly 5,000 jobs in the state.
sfp-1-12-15  economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  matt  new-york  high-tech  mid-atlantic  high-tech-manufacturing  manufacturing  solar-power  jobs  gigafactory  clean-tech  buffalo  top-news 
january 2015 by areadevelopment
Crystalline Silicon Solar Producer, SolarWorld, Expands Its Hillsboro, Oregon, Operations Facility - Area Development
SolarWorld, the largest crystalline silicon solar producer in the Americas will add a solar-panel production line in Hillsboro, Oregon, to bring the panel-assembly factory’s capacity up to 530 megawatts, expand advanced cell production capacity by 100 MW and add 200 jobs.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  matt  oregon  pacific-states  solar-power  renewable-energy  jobs  manufacturing 
november 2014 by areadevelopment
Monolith Solar To Establish Headquarters And Manufacturing Campus In Bethlehem, New York - Area Development
Monolith Solar, a company that engineers, designs and installs solar energy modules, will build its new research and development, headquarters and manufacturing facility in the Vista Technology Campus in Slingerlands, a hamlet in Bethlehem, New York. This high-growth project will retain 49 existing jobs and create 76 new jobs in the Capital Region.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  matt  new-york  mid-atlantic  solar-power  jobs  incentives-taxes-grants-loans 
october 2014 by areadevelopment
Suniva, Inc. Plans To Establish Manufacturing Plant In Saginaw Township, Michigan - Area Development
Suniva, Inc., a manufacturer of crystalline silicon solar cells and modules, is opening a second U.S. manufacturing facility in Saginaw Township, Michigan. The facility will provide up to 200MW of additional capacity of its highly-regarded American-made modules.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  matt  michigan  midwest  manufacturing  solar  solar-power  renewable-energy 
july 2014 by areadevelopment
altE Relocates Headquarters-Warehouse To Larger Campus In Boxborough, Massachusetts - Area Development
altE, a distributor of solar panels and solar power products in the Northeast, plans to move its corporate headquarters and warehouse to a new facility located at 330 Codman Hill Road, Boxborough, Massachusetts.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  matt  Massachusetts  new-england  solar-power  sustainable-energy  headquarters  corporate-headquarters 
may 2014 by areadevelopment
Canadian Solar Opens Microgrid Testing Centre In Guelph, Ontario - Area Development
Canadian Solar Inc., a solar power company, opened its Canadian Solar Microgrid Testing Centre in Guelph, Ontario, Canada. The Centre will focus on micro-grid solution testing, and system solution design and smart grid assessment services.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  canada  ontario  central-canada  location-canada  renewable-energy  solar-power 
march 2014 by areadevelopment
Personal Care Products Manufacturer, Method, To Establish Facility On Southside Chicago - Area Development
A firm that produces home, fabric and personal care products formulated with naturally-derived, biodegradable ingredients, Method with locate its manufacturing facility on Chicago, Illinois’ Southside, in the City’s Pullman neighborhood. The new facility is expected to bring nearly 100 new jobs to the Windy City.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  matt  chicago  illinois  mid-west  consumer-goods  manufacturing  jobs  solar-power 
march 2014 by areadevelopment
In Focus: Solar Commercial Outdoor Lighting Benefits the Industrial Property Sector
Solar commercial outdoor lighting offers many advantages to owners and occupiers and is cost-effective now in many industrial property applications.
area-development-features  facility-planning  solar-power  matt  industrial-real-estate  LEED  insider-90 
february 2014 by areadevelopment
The Solar Connection Plans Marion, North Carolina, Photovoltaic Solar Cell Manufacturing Facility - Area Development Online
The Solar Connection will locate its manufacturing facility in Marion, North Carolina. The company plans to create 50 jobs and invest more than $500,000 during the next three years in McDowell County.
economic-development  site-selection  matt  solar-power  manufacturing  north-carolina  jobs  incentives-mention 
december 2013 by areadevelopment
Video: The Solar Robots - NYTimes.com
A California company thinks robots that can install and clean thousands of solar panels may make solar energy competitive with fossil fuels.
this-week-234  around-the-web  solar-power  green-economy  energy 
october 2013 by areadevelopment
Construction Begins On Duke Energys Utility-Scale North Carolina Solar Power Project - Area Development Online
Duke Energy Renewables, a commercial business unit of Duke Energy, began construction of a 5-megawatt utility-scale solar power project in Beaufort County, North Carolina, near Bath and Washington, adjacent to its 12.5 MW Washington White Post facility. The firm contracted with SunEnergy1, a solar design, engineering and construction company, to build the 27,450-panel photovoltaic project. It should be completed by the end of this year and generate enough electricity to power about 1,000 homes.
north-carolina  solar-power  solarpower  duke-energy  economic-development  site-selection  energy 
september 2013 by areadevelopment

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