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.
Tipton County officials had been working for months to attract Abound Solar to the 800,000-square-foot factory along U.S.
31, where it might employ as many as 850 workers.
A Colorado-based Abound Solar will get federal help taking over the empty Getrag plant on U.S. 31 near Kokomo,
creating as many as
850 jobs in the next three years and establishing what it says will be the largest such facility in the United States.