The CEO of a company that once said it planned to create up to 1,200 jobs north of Indianapolis has declined to testify before a U.S. House panel investigating the federal clean-energy program.
The city is guaranteed $7.5 million in savings over 15 years from a $18 million upgrade of city facilities, and the savings are expected to accumulate further.
Nusun Solar says an endorsement by Underwriter’s Laboratories should lead to mass production of its commercial and residential panels.
The city has put out a request seeking companies or teams of firms qualified to install solar photovoltaic systems at three of its public works buildings and garages.
A solar panel manufacturer says its plans remain on track to start production at an unfinished auto parts factory in central Indiana. Abound Solar, which projects it could eventually have up to 1,000 employees, said it may begin hiring some workers this year.
Fronius USA will relocate to Portage, where it plans to lease 400,000 square feet of manufacturing space and create up to 512 jobs by 2016.
Begley is famously obsessed with making his home more energy-efficient—and for driving his wife nuts.
Senate Bill 251, which passed the Indiana House Utilities and Energy committee Friday, calls for a voluntary goal of producing 10 percent of the state's electricity from renewable energy resources by 2025.
Districts would finance solar panels and other clean-energy projects through special tax levies on participating properties.
Fort Recovery Construction & Equipment in Portland plans to invest $1.9 million to accommodate research, development
and production of solar thermal collector panels.
Purdue University will join the quest for cheap solar-generated electricity with an initiative aimed at speeding up research
across the industry. The Network for Photovoltaic Technology will launch this fall, focused on creating computer models to
eliminate costly and slow trial-and-error research in the solar industry.