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Stion solar panels powering school district in New York state

Stion panels are frameless, which minimizes cleaning requirements as dust, pollen, snow, and other debris wash off the edge of the frameless module when it rains, rather than collecting on the edge. This enables the panels to maximize energy production relative to framed panels, according to the company.

By JACK WEATHERLY A Stion Corp. solar electric array is powering the Avon Central School District in Avon, New York. Stion’s solar panels were manufactured in Hattiesburg, Miss. and include a 25-year warranty, which will enable the district to generate more than $1 million in electricity credits over the lifetime of the panels. The array, which is the largest such ...

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Solar-panel maker cuts jobs goal in half, gets more time

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By JACK WEATHERLY  Stion Corp. has renegotiated its contract with state in which its commitment of jobs creation has been cut in half and its time limit was lengthened by five years. Its memorandum of understanding with the Mississippi Development Authority, city of Hattiesburg and Forrest County, which was amended in November, was obtained by the Mississippi Business Journal under ...

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Solar-panel maker Stion far short of original jobs creation goal

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By JACK WEATHERLY The Stion Corp. is struggling to reach its agreed-on goal of creating 1,000 jobs turning out solar panels in Hattiesburg. There are 110 jobs in Hattiesburg and a companywide total of 147 for the San Jose, Calif.-based company, Vice President for Business Development Frank Yang said this week. However, that original goal, set in 2012 and given six ...

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Stion completes direct utility solar installation

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Stion, a Hattiesburg-based solar panel production facility, recently completed three solar projects for Entergy Mississippi. The projects, located in Brookhaven and Hinds and DeSoto counties, collectively will provide enough energy to power 178 homes annually. Stion Senior Marketing Manager Seth Stulgis tells The Hattiesburg American the project was designed specifically for Entergy to directly feed into the energy mix. Mara ...

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Entergy gives solar a shot

By Jack Weatherly Entergy will build solar facilities in three Mississippi cities. It is designated a pilot project even though solar technology has been around for decades, because it is the first of “utility scale” in Mississippi, said Aaron Hill, manager of the project for Entergy. Construction will commence in the Jackson area in the second quarter and be completed ...

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State's ventures into alt-fuel markets net few jobs

Update: An earlier version of this article misstated that Khosla had controlled three companies, which was reflected in a headline.     By Jack Weatherly Solar-panel maker Stion Corp. is the only one of three alternative-energy companies that received a total of about $175 million in loans, plus other financial backing from the state of Mississippi that actually has employees today. ...

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Entergy plans three solar-power pilot projects

The Mississippi Public Service Commission has approved three solar power projects to be constructed by Entergy. The pilot projects, the first to be sponsored by a utility, will be built in Senatobia, Jackson and Brookhaven, Northern District Commissioner Brandon Presley said in a news release. Each will have the capacity to generate 500,000 kilowatts of electricity, the release said. Hattiesburg-based ...

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Following Commerce ruling, Stion ramping up production

HATTIESBURG — Stion, a manufacturer of high-efficiency thin-film solar modules and provider of photovoltaic solar solutions, will increase manufacturing capacity of its next-generation Elevation Series CIGS solar modules for the second half of 2014, and continue to ramp up for increased 2015 demand precipitated by the news of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s preliminary tariffs on Chinese solar modules shipped ...

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Green can mean much more than just environment

This year the Mississippi Legislature approved loans for three green energy manufacturing companies recruited to the state by Gov. Haley Barbour. In January the state Legislature approved a $75 million loan for Stion, a startup manufacturing company that will make thin-film solar panels in Hattiesburg. The company promises to investment $500 million and bring 1,000 jobs to Mississippi. Stion has ...

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Vinod Khosla's Range Fuels has declared bankruptcy

Range Fuels, a manufacturing startup that planned to convert wood chips to cellulosic ethanol has declared bankruptcy, Bloomberg reports. The company was heavily backed by venture capitalist Vinod Khosla, whose Khosla Ventures is also backing four green energy startups to which the Mississippi legislature has authorized tens of millions in state aid: Soladigm, KiOR, Stion and HCL Cleantech. Range Fuels ...

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