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Savings from solar power chicken houses ‘like giving the farmer a raise’

By BECKY GILLETTE Even small poultry farms with only four chicken houses can have power bills ranging from $20,000 to $25,000 per year. A game changer that can help chicken growers greatly reduce that annual electricity bill is solar panels that can cut those bills by $7,000 to $8,000 per year, said Ryan Ladner, president of Solar South LLC in ...

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Company’s solar facility set to begin generating electricity

GREENWOOD — Those driving along Stribling Avenue during recent weeks may have noticed the construction of several hundred solar panels behind the offices of Delta Electric Power Association. The nearly completed facility is a joint project between the cooperative and its power supplier, Hattiesburg-based South Mississippi Electric (SME), said David O’Bryan, Delta Electric’s general manager. SME is a conglomerate made ...

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Lab ranks TVA in top 10 in green power revenue

NORTH MISSISSIPPI — The Tennessee Valley Authority is one of the top 10 utilities for green power sales. The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory ranked TVA at number nine nationally for 2013. In addition, the city of Oak Ridge was designated the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s first Green Power Community in the Southeast. That’s based in part ...

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Solar power company inks letter with manufacturer

GULFPORT — Solar America Corp. has signed a letter of intent with L&G Energy Solutions, a commercial manufacturer of energy management devices including LED lighting and solar equipment. L&G Energy Solutions, based in Round Rock, Texas, is a clean tech company building products aimed at reducing energy consumption. According to the provisions of the LOI, L&G Energy Solutions will supply ...

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USM researchers looking to produce organic solar cells

HATTIESBURG — Researchers at the University of Southern Mississippi’s School of Polymers and High Performance Materials are working to develop a portable energy source using light from the sun to produce organic solar cells. Dr. Sarah E. Morgan, associate professor of polymer science in the School of Polymers and High Performance Materials, is one of four faculty members overseeing research ...

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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 phase of the 500-megawatt factory ...

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GE officially opens new central logistics facility

OLIVE BRANCH — GE has officially opened its new central logistics center for renewable energy components in Olive Branch. The facility is part of GE’s strategy to further improve customer response times throughout North America as more wind and solar energy projects are developed and existing power facilities require maintenance. GE Energy’s renewable energy services group will use the new logistics ...

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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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