OAKLAND, Calif. – Courtney Dittmar was thrust into a tough Bay Area job market in 2009 when she lost her job of nine years at a university library. After two years of unemployment, a friend connected her with the nonprofit GRID Alternatives, which runs a Solar Intern Program funded by a $120,000 grant from Pacific [...]
More than $1.1 million Approved through Energizing Careers Program The Ohio Department of Development has approved more than $1.1 million in Energizing Careers Program grants for 10 Ohio companies to assist in training workers in advanced energy technologies. The program is made possible through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act State Energy Sector Partnership Training [...]
Germany’s solar photovoltaic (PV) industry now employs more workers than steel production in the USA. With over 100,000 “green jobs” in PV alone, around 75 percent of European solar cells and modules as well as countless components are made in Germany.
The Spanish company that is expanding its Boulder City solar plant got a boost from the U.S. government recently when the Energy Department awarded it a $2.9 million grant, the Obama Administration announced tonight.
U.S. Dept. of Energy Issues Finding of No Significant Impact, Project Moves Forward NASHVILLE, TN â€“ Governor Bill Haslam and Commissioner Bill Hagerty of the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development announced today that the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has completed its environmental review for the West Tennessee Solar Farm in Haywood County [...]
DOE has given two loan guarantees for huge renewable energy projects. The agency announced on December 16 that it had finalized a partial loan guarantee for a $1.3 billion loan to support the world’s largest wind farm, the 845-megawatt (MW) Caithness Shepherds Flat project to be located in eastern Oregon. And on December 21, DOE [...]
The Environmental Law and Policy Center, an environmental legal advocacy and eco-business organization, has released a new study of Ohio’s wind and solar energy supply chain. The study found that 106 Ohio companies are doing business with the wind power industry and 63 Ohio companies are part of the solar energy supply chain. Ohio’s strong [...]
Governor Jim Doyle last month announced that W Solar Group, Inc. will receive up to $28 million in Enterprise Zone tax credits from the Department of Commerce (Commerce) to establish a manufacturing facility in Wisconsin, and locate its corporate headquarters and research and development facilities in Dane County.
The head of Americaâ€™s leading insulation manufacturers association today saluted both houses of Congress for adopting energy efficiency incentives that will help spur thousands of jobs in the beleaguered construction and home renovation industries.
Following a strong year in 2010 that will see around 1 GW of installations in North America, 2011 should bring over 2 GW of new installations – as well as a host of new options for developers and project owners looking to reduce the levelized cost of solar energy, according to a new study from [...]
Largest Solar Power Facility in the World to Create Over 7,500 Jobs Solar Trust of America, LLC (Solar Trust), a leading U.S. integrated solar solutions company, today announced that its development subsidiary, Solar Millennium, LLC, has received a draft term sheet for a loan guarantee from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for the Blythe [...]
Cape Fear Solar Systems has announced that they have received NABCEP Solar PV Installer Certification, the highest recognition of knowledge and experience in the solar field, which is in addition to their already awarded NABCEP Solar Thermal Installer Certification earlier this year. This achievement makes this locally owned solar systems installer one of only three [...]
Even Small Improvements over the Next 20 Years Could Wipe Out Emissions and Deliver Electricity Savings Equivalent to 2010â€™s Entire Energy Output The evolution of a smarter power grid in the United States and the resulting impact it could have on the economy and environment were highlighted in a keynote address by GEâ€™sÂ Bob Gilligan [...]