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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Solar would power more than Kemper plant at its cost of $5 Billion

November 1, 2013

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Dear Editor, Finally, the answer to the billion dollar question is near at hand, The question — What does it cost to build a plant capable of producing “clean coal”? The answer appears to be somewhere around $5 billion. Unfortunately my calculator cannot handle such a large number, but I think $5 Billion is equal […]

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Twin Creeks Technologies goes under, owes Mississippi $26 million

November 29, 2012

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In Nov. of 2011 the Mississippi Business Journal reported Twin Creeks Technologies’ new 88,000-square-foot factory, funded with $26 million in state dollars, sat in Senatobia with very little going on. Twin Creeks spokesperson Tarpan Dixit said, at the time, the plant was not in commercial production but in “validation mode” and waiting for certification — but […]

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Could Mississippi’s Twin Creeks go the way of Solyndra?

November 13, 2011

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Obama and Barbour have bet on green energy winners and losers Since its declaration of bankruptcy and subsequent FBI raid in early September, solar manufacturing company Solyndra has stayed in the national news, and President Obama has come under fire from Republicans with allegations of crony capitalism. This month the White House refused to provide […]

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Technology will determine Miss. solar companies’ future

October 9, 2011

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Twin Creeks Technologies and Stion need high-tech success to compete with cheap overseas labor See related MBJ story: “Calisolar lays off 80 Calif. workers” With the continued controversy over the Obama administration’s support for the now-bankrupt Solyndra, which came weeks after the collapse of Spectrawatt and Evergreen Solar, the renewable energy industry is eagerly watching […]

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Calisolar lays off 80 Calif. workers

October 9, 2011

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Calisolar, which said in early September that it will build a plant in Lowndes County, Miss., recently announced it’s firing 80 workers from its polysilicon solar cell manufacturing plant in Sunnyvale, Calif. The solar start-up company, which was founded in 2006, has more than 350 employees. The company is moving away from solar cell manufacturing […]

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The future of solar

June 26, 2011

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Twin Creeks has openings; Stion on the way Mississippians interested in high-paying jobs at solar panel manufacturing plants need to visit Northwest Mississippi Community College in Senatobia or Pearl River Community College in Hattiesburg. Higher-level solar jobs require a two-year degree in science or technology or a four-year degree in industrial or manufacturing engineering. Other […]

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