Posts Tagged ‘solar energy’

Stion to cut ribbon on new solar panel plant

HATTIESBURG — Stion, a manufacturer of high-efficiency thin-film solar modules, is officially opening its new factory in Hattiesburg. The company will hold an on-site ribbon-cutting ceremony this afternoon with Gov. Haley Barbour and other state and local officials in attendance. The project, which is the first thin-film solar factory in the Southeast, will deliver more […] [...]

TVA retools solar energy incentive program

NORTH MISSISSIPPI — The Tennessee Valley Authority is revamping its pilot Generation Partners program that encourages solar energy projects after a surge of requests from large commercial interests. John Trawick, TVA senior vice president of commercial operations and pricing, told the Knoxville News Sentinel the program is returning to its original focus on small solar […] [...]

Special session to weigh incentives for two projects

JACKSON — During tomorrow’s special session, Mississippi lawmakers will consider incentive packages for two high-tech economic development projects that would create almost 1,800 new jobs in Mississippi, according to the Governor’s Office. Gov. Haley Barbour will ask legislators to consider a $75-million package to bring Calisolar to Columbus with a private capital investment of at […] [...]

Brown: Special session to debate incentives for solar panel plant

LOWNDES COUNTY — A Mississippi lawmaker says Friday’s special session includes incentives to bring a California-based company to Lowndes County. Republican Sen. Terry Brown of Columbus tells The Associated Press he has been briefed by local development officials about plans by Calisolar to open a manufacturing plant that would create 900 jobs. The company uses […] [...]

Solar panel plant to hold grand opening in September

HATTIESBURG — Stion, a manufacturer of high-efficiency thin-film solar panels, is gearing up for the official opening of its manufacturing facility in Hattiesburg. The grand opening is slated for Sept. 16. Featured speakers will be Chet Ferris, CEO of Stion, Hattiesburg Mayor Johnny L. Dupree, Ph.D., Dr. Martha D. Saunders, president of the University of […] [...]

Solar energy to power Alcorn tech center

CORINTH — Solar energy will soon be powering Alcorn Career and Technology Center in Corinth. Alcorn School District officials plan a ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday for the new solar array system. Schools superintendent Stacy Suggs tells The Daily Corinthian that all major components of the 50 kilowatt ground mounted solar collection system are being installed this […] [...]

State gives $125 million in assistance

Solar panel manufacturers Twin Creeks Technologies and Stion were recruited to the state by the Mississippi Development Authority (MDA), and the projects received loans of $50 million and $75 million, respectively. >>See complete story [...]

Solar energy is not as expensive as you think

by Published: September 5,2010

Tags: letter to the editor, solar energy

Editor, In response to your story about lawmakers skepticism of solar energy (08/30/2010), many people think that installing a solar panel will cost too much money, but in reality, materials are relatively inexpensive and can be found easily. You’re going to have to get equipment for the solar panel, which is difficult. Some elements will […] [...]

Delta city looking at going solar

by Published: August 25,2010

Tags: energy, environment, solar energy, utilities

GREENWOOD — Greenwood Utilities is seeking to enter the solar energy business. The Greenwood Commonwealth reports the utility has applied for a $176,000 grant from the Mississippi Development Authority for the installation of a solar array at Henderson Generating Station. It expects to learn whether it will receive the grant sometime this month. Bobby Bennett, […] [...]

TVA suspends solar energy program

by Published: June 22,2010

Tags: clean energy, energy, solar energy, utilities

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Tennessee Valley Authority is placing a moratorium on a popular program that pays homeowners and businesses that generate electricity from solar energy. The Tennessean reports about $31 million has been spent or committed of the $50 million originally allocated to the Generation Partners program. And the agency has more than $100 […] [...]

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