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The future of solar is the good old USA

The future of solar is not in China. It is the present: 185 Chinese solar panel makers relentlessly driving down costs by 30 percent a year. The future of solar is right here in America: Using smart technology to get the most out of what the Chinese sell us. That is not as easy — or as bad — as ...

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Grenada Stamping plans another plant expansion

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). Since January 2010, Grenada Stamping ...

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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 than 1,000 jobs and $500 ...

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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 installations for houses and small ...

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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 least $600 million and 951 ...

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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 silicon to make cells that ...

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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 Southern Mississippi. The new plant ...

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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 week. Suggs says the system ...

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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

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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. Twin Creeks Technologies package According to MDA, the state provided $50 million in loan assistance through the Mississippi Major Economic Impact Authority (MMEIA) to support the Twin Creeks project. ...

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