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Baker Roofing Co. Scales New Heights

Despite the economic downturn, Baker Roofing Co. is reaching new heights, literally and figuratively, as it ventures into new market sectors and broadens its reach in the Southeast. The Raleigh-based company, 96 years in the roofing business, is moving into renewable energy markets. Baker continues to focus on its home Southeast turf, but it is expanding into more cities in the region. For the full article, please Read More....

Building-integrated PV Shingles Can Change the Solar Landscape

Source: www.professionalroofing.net

After decades of solar innovations, remarkable technological progress and growing global encouragement for a “greener” planet, residential photovoltaic (PV) systems are gaining broader acceptance. With new options available on the market and others on the way, homeowners have more choices and can receive answers to questions regardinRead More....

Scapa Wins Outstanding Achievement Supplier Award from Leading Solar Panel Manufacturer United Solar

Source: www.scapa.com

Scapa has won the Outstanding Achievement Supplier Award by United Solar, a leading global manufacturer of lightweight, flexible thin-film solar modules and a wholly owned subsidiary of Energy Conversion Devices.

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A Local Urban Farm Now Relies on Solar Energy for its Electricity

Source: The Flint Journal

Jacky King took advantage of what the earth and sun had to offer when it came to powering his urban farm near Flint’s northside.

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The Insourcing Pioneer

Source: Sun & Wind Energy Magazine

Proximity to California, low cost production and highly skilled workers are the three selling points for Tijuana, Mexico, to attract global businesses – among others also photovoltaic business.

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Solar Powered Airplane Sets UAV Records

Source: www.earthtechling.com

The Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI) has confirmed that the solar-powered Zephyr, the U.K.’s own high altitude long endurance (HALE) unmanned air vehicle (UAV) has broken not one, not two, but three world’s records, giving it the nickname, ”the eternal plane.”

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Greenville Adds More Solar Panels

Source: www.woodtv.com

Even on a snowy, sun-deprived January day, the solar array at Greenville High School was generating at least some electricity. "It's generating through that snow," Greenville Superintendent Peter Haines told 24 Hour News 8. Both the schools and the city have sets of solar panels. It's one of the largest groupings in the state.

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The Unraveling of a Solar Star

Source: Fast Company Magazine

Applied Materials was supposed to revolutionize the thin-film solar business, just as it had spurred chip and display makers to new heights. Instead, it was out of the game in three years. What happened?

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Community Center is Latest Greenville Facility to Get Solar Panels on Roof

Source: www.thedailynews.cc

An installation crew from United Solar Ovonic worked with Feyen Zylstra in Grand Rapids on Monday and Tuesday to install a 12-kilowatt (kW) solar panel system on the Greenville Area Community Center's roof.

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Working on Sunshine

Source: Energy Smarts of Michigan Magazine

Ken Fenton cut his teeth in Michigan's auto industry. Now he's working to make his home state a leader in sustainable solar energy.

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