Groups Look to Locally Grown Solar Power to Revitalize Ohio Communities

Locally Grown Power and IdealPV are partnering with Mansfield, Ohio’s NECIC to launch the first of what it believes can be a series of local, community-centered, and vertically integrated solar photovoltaic (PV) businesses. Private and public in nature, NECIC and Locally Grown Power’s public-private business development model addresses several critical issues faced by communities across the county: job creation, local government fiscal problems, and the rising cost of energy amongst them.

US Wind Power Grows 31% in Q4, 17% in 2011, but Expiring Production Tax Credit…

US wind power capacity surged 31% in 4Q and 17% annually in 2011, according to the AWEA’s latest industry report. Wind energy now supplies 20% of electricity in Iowa and South Dakota, while more than 100 wind projects in 31 states and Puerto Rico are under construction at present. Looming expiration of the wind power PTC threatens the economic growth and job creation that’s under way, however.