Southern Maryland Electric Corporation just added a new 5.5 MW solar farm. 23,176 American-made solar panels make up part of this $20 million project; with the ability to generate electricity to power six hundred homes. At the height of construction, they also employed fifty five construction workers.
A company that produces silicon wafers for the solar energy industry, 1366 Technologies, added a new 42,000 sq ft factory in their Bedford, MA area and they expect to hire around one hundred new employees.
The City of Sacramento is working with Ygrene Energy Fund to launch a new concept called Clean Energy Sacramento. The goal is to retrofit both commercial and residential properties with energy efficient choices such as renewable energy and water conservation units. The concept will generate 1,500 jobs, add $250 million to the economic activity and add $25 million in revenue for taxes.
A 75 turbine project in Gilford and Blimfield, MI has just been completed and is ready to produce electricity in sufficient amounts to power 50,000 homes. The NextEra Energy project had a cost of $250 million and the wind farm added 250 construction jobs.
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