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City of Saginaw Fires Up Rooftop Solar Array

The city of Saginaw has installed a 20-kilowatt solar array on the roof of its public services building.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/12/2012

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Michigan Breweries Going Solar

Barley, hops and yeast are powered by the sun. Increasingly, so are the breweries that turn those ingredients into beer.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/28/2012

Debate Over Renewable Energy Ballot Issue Heats Up

The debate over increasing Michigan’s renewable energy requirements is starting to heat up faster than a solar panel on a cloudless summer day.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/24/2012

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GM’s Orion Assembly To Pull Energy From The Sun

A field next to General Motors’ Orion Assembly Plant, home of the Chevrolet Sonic and Buick Verano, will soon hold a solar array with enough capacity to annually power 45 homes in Michigan.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/18/2012

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GM, DTE To Break Ground On Solar Array At Orion Assembly

General Motors, in partnership with DTE Energy, will break ground on a new 345-kilowatt ground-mounted solar array at the Orion Assembly plant in Lake Orion Monday.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/14/2012

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Interest In Consumers Energy’s Residential Solar Program Remains Strong

Interest in Consumers Energy’s residential customer solar program remains strong.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/03/2012


Business Solar Projects Selected For Consumers Energy Program

Customer-initiated solar projects in Grand Traverse, Jackson, Kent, Ottawa and Saginaw counties have been selected as participants in the next phase of Consumers Energy’s Experimental Advanced Renewable Program.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/15/2012

MES solar

Solar Firm Sets Open House, Bus Tour

Mechanical Energy Systems will sponsor its Bi-Annual Open House and bus tour of solar energy installations on Saturday, April 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/08/2012

Solar mirrors being hauled to the Ivanpah solar power generating station in Ivanpah, Calif. in January. Photo: BrightSource Energy

Guardian Glass Being Installed At World’s Largest Solar Thermal Power Plant

Guardian Industries announced that the company’s EcoGuard Solar Boost mirrors are being installed at the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System in California’s Mojave Desert.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/04/2012

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ECD, United Solar File Chapter 11

Citing high debt and legacy costs, Energy Conversion Devices Inc. and its solar panel manufacturing subsidiary United Solar Ovonic LLC filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/14/2012