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Sharp Manufacturing Jobs at Solar Facility in Memphis

Last week I had the pleasure of touring the Sharp Manufacturing Company of America’s Memphis, TN facility with a few members of SACE staff.  Having used Sharp solar panels for both our…

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The Crazy True Story Of How A Handful Of Climate Advocates Painted A Red Town Green

This post, by Zack Beauchamp, originally appeared on Think Progress' Climate Progress blog here on July 31, 2013. Knoxville, Tennessee. (Credit: Flickr user Alex Banakas) You might be surprised that the same…

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More solar and what else? A breakdown of the approved Georgia Power IRP

SACE Renewable Energy Manager Charlie Coggeshall and Energy Efficiency Director Natalie Mims contributed to this post. You've probably heard the news by now: Georgia is going to get a whole lot more…

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North Carolina Celebrates Solar Energy Month

Last week, Governor Pat McCrory proclaimed June 2013 as Solar Energy Month in North Carolina. During the announcement, held in front of Strata Solar’s 6.4 megawatt (MW) Fuquay Solar Farm, McCrory stressed…

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Utilities and the Distributed Energy Paradigm Shift

This is the second blog in a series on the growth of distributed energy in the U.S. The first, "The Calm before the Solar Storm," was posted May 29. In a move…

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The Calm Before the Solar Storm

This blog by Rocky Mountain Institute’s Senior Electricity Consultant, Virginia Lacy, originally appeared on the RMI Outlet, here. This is also the first blog in a series on the growth of distributed…

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Enlisting the Sun: A Solar Powered Military in the 21st Century

With Memorial Day celebrations in full swing, it seems a good time to highlight some rather sunny developments for our nation's military. A new report from the Solar Energy Industries Association -…

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Unusual Bedfellows at the Georgia PSC

What do the Georgia Tea Party, low-income advocates, faith leaders, and green business have in common? They were all at the Georgia Public Service Commission (PSC) this week calling for more clean…

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Florida residential solar market gets a little sunnier

Installing a solar energy system on a home in Florida may soon be less of a financial headache for residential property owners. That’s because the Florida legislature recently passed House bill 277.…

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TVA Continues to Mismanage Solar Power

Charlie Coggeshall, SACE Renewable Energy Manager, also contributed to this post. Last month the Tennessee Valley Authority proudly announced what they considered to be good news: That their 2013 Green Power Provider…