Fastest Growing Green Technology Areas
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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Good information. Not only are companies trying to create products that are efficient, but that they are building them in the U.S. and employing our own people. What an idea!April 25th, 2013 at 11:30 pm
Whirlpool now makes a majority of the appliances for everyone, just under different names. They should have been thinking about more energy efficiency a while back and what to do to recycle the old appliances.April 24th, 2013 at 12:39 pm
Maryland is one of those states that you never hear about. They are subdued, quiet and absolute geniuses at planning. Goes to show you gotta watch the quiet ones.April 23rd, 2013 at 11:13 am
Michigan has been in an economic slump for years. I am glad to see some companies other than the car manufacturers are trying to bring it back.April 22nd, 2013 at 8:06 pm
Sacramento was always thought of as just the state capital and a bit of an old fashioned place. What a change! They are on the cutting edge of innovation and I am really proud of them for that.April 21st, 2013 at 12:28 pm
Ever drive through California? You are cruising along and them wham, the field and mountains open up and there are the wind farms. What a sight. It is technology and nature at it’s finest.April 20th, 2013 at 7:15 pm