Posts Tagged ‘solar panels’

Twin Creeks building likely to draw buyer interest

Renewed demand for manufacturing space — especially for a facility equipped to take in immense amounts of electrical power — makes the soon-to-be-vacated Twin Creeks Technologies building in Senatobia a strong bet to attract a buyer or tenant. So say economic development specialists and real estate professionals in assessing the future of the 85,000-square-foot solar-panel […] [...]

Stion receives certification to ship solar modules from plant

HATTIESBURG — Stion, a manufacturer of high-efficiency thin-film solar modules, has received both Underwriters’ Laboratories (UL) and International Electrotechnical Commissions (IEC) certifications to ship modules produced at its Hattiesburg factory. Stion modules with nominal power of up to 140 watts are now available, with commercial shipments from the factory commencing later this month. The first […] [...]

Grenada Stamping plans another plant expansion

by MBJ Staff Published: September 22,2011

Tags: economic development, energy, expansions, incentives, jobs, manufacturing, solar energy, solar panels

GRENADA — Grenada Stamping and Assembly, supplier of parts to the appliance, automotive, HVAC/R and off-highway markets, is expanding its operations in Grenada to accommodate the rapid growth of its solar panel-related stamping business. The project represents a company investment of $500,000 and will create 50 new jobs, according to the Mississippi Development Authority (MDA). […] [...]

Stion to cut ribbon on new solar panel plant

by MBJ Staff Published: September 16,2011

Tags: energy, grand opening, manufacturing, plant, ribbon cutting, solar energy, solar panels, sustainable energy

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 […] [...]

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 panels made in state. Will they be used in state?

by Amy McCullough Published: August 28,2011

Tags: HATTIESBURG, manufacturing solar panels, net-metering policy, solar panels, Stion

Although Mississippians will be manufacturing solar panels at Stion in Hattiesburg, they will find it difficult to use the company’s products at home unless the state Public Service Commission adopts a uniform net-metering policy. Stion touts its residential products on its website: “Stion’s panels can help you save money on your electricity bill, gain energy […] [...]

Solar installations set for poultry houses

by Amy McCullough Published: November 8,2010

Tags: Electrical Contracting Enterprises, Mississippi Solar, poultry, solar panels

Source: Press release PHILADELPHIA — Mississippi Solar LLC and Electrical Contracting Enterprises LLC have signed contracts to install three solar (PV) installations in the state. Two installations will be on poultry houses in Leake and Scott counties. Taylor Machine Works in Winston County is also receiving an installation. All three projects are set be completed […] [...]

Use solar panel business as impetus for more

by For the MBJ Published: April 11,2010

Tags: Creeks Technologies, solar panels

Editor, I read about Creeks Technologies, a venture-backed solar technology company, locating a solar panel manufacturing facility in Senatobia. The production facility, according to your story, will create 512 jobs, in two phases, over the next five years and represents a company investment of more than $175 million. This is a quantum leap for our […] [...]

Lawmakers okay funds for solar panel plant

by Associated Press Published: March 12,2010

Tags: energy, Legislature, manufacturing, renewable energy, solar panels, state government

JACKSON — Mississippi lawmakers have passed a $50-million bond bill to attract a company that might build solar panels in the state. The bill passed the House Thursday. It had cleared the Senate Feb. 24. House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Percy Watson says state economic officials are keeping details about the project confidential, including […] [...]

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