Monthly Archives: March 2012

Solar Installation Increased by 109% in 2011

US solar installations grew by 109% in 2011. Read More

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Solar Reaching Grid Parity

Solar is reaching grid parity with traditional energy sources in North Carolina and demonstrating that good energy policy can translate into affordable clean energy options in the Southeast. Read More

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Renewable Energy Considered by Investors

Investors consider renewable energy facilities to be core infrastructure projects with high gross margins and long-term fixed returns. Read More

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US Army Investing in Energy Efficiency and Renewables

The US Army understands the value of energy efficiency and renewable energy, and they are making the investments to capture those benefits. Read More

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Palmetto Wind Project Moves Forward

Santee-Cooper looks to take another step forward on their Palmetto Wind project.  Read More

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Nexans Cable Plant to Open in Berkeley County

South Carolina builds on its wind supply chain with the announcement of the Nexans cable plant in Berkeley County. Read More

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Benefits of Energy Efficiency Planning

A new report from ACEEE highlights the success local communities are having with job creation, cost savings and environmental protection through energy efficiency planning. Read More

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New Efficiency Standards Will Save You Money

Efficiency standards are poised to save American consumers trillions of dollars in the coming decades. Read More

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Why Drilling Won’t Lower Gas Prices

The CATO Institute reveals why more drilling in the US will not lower prices at the pump.  Read More

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Cheaply Manufacturing Solar Cells

The Twin Creeks Technologies factory in Mississippi is producing equipment to manufacture solar cells at $.40/watt, using half the silicon and a cheaper process.  The cheapest previous cells were twice as expensive.  Read More

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