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Jasper County Jail to Celebrate New Solar Array with a Green Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony  Monday, April 5

Jasper County Jail to Celebrate New Solar Array with a Green Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony Monday, April 5

RENSSELAER, Indiana (April 1, 2021) – Jasper County Jail Commander Justin Burkhart appreciates a comfortable jail. For years, this rural Indiana correctional facility struggled to keep deputies, staff, and inmates warm in the winter, cool in the summer, and pay energy bills that soared to more than $25,000 a month. “It got so cold we…

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U.S. Energy Information Administration’s October Report Tells Us Renewables, Solar Will Continue to Rise

U.S. Energy Information Administration’s October Report Tells Us Renewables, Solar Will Continue to Rise

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) released its monthly report on October 6 and not surprisingly, the COVID-19 pandemic has taken its toll. Electricity consumption in 2020 is predicted to the 2.2% less than last year. One area where electricity consumption is expected to rise is in Americans’ homes. I guess that’s to be expected…

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America’s Water Treatment Industry Faces Big Challenges.  Here’s How Solar Energy Flips the Dialogue to Big Opportunities.

America’s Water Treatment Industry Faces Big Challenges. Here’s How Solar Energy Flips the Dialogue to Big Opportunities.

Experts agree that America’s water and wastewater treatment industry is facing a number of significant challenges. Customers are often oblivious to the issues. As long as clean water comes from the faucet, the shower’s hot, the pool is crystal blue and waste is handled properly, life’s good, right? Beneath this false sense of security are…

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School District Delivers on Promise of a Safe Environment with Move to Solar Energy

School District Delivers on Promise of a Safe Environment with Move to Solar Energy

I saw this article today about a Virginia School District that is converting eight of its locations to solar power. And it moved me. Here we are, beginning to pull out of the coronavirus economic shutdown, which has tested everyone’s resolve and financial status, and this school district still has the vision to make the…

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With Many Nonprofits in Pandemic Survival Mode, Solar Energy May Be an Important Lifeline

With Many Nonprofits in Pandemic Survival Mode, Solar Energy May Be an Important Lifeline

The coronavirus pandemic has another victim. America’s nonprofit organizations, from homeless shelters and food banks to boys and girls clubs and animal rescues, have been devastated. According to a recent article in The Chronicle of Philanthropy, many nonprofits have shifted from preserving programs and their staffs to survival mode. According to a survey of more…

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