Tag: solar power

Renewable energy poised for growth as solar bill moves forward

Renewable energy poised for growth as solar bill moves forward

| April 20, 2017

Now that committees in both the Indiana House and Senate have had a chance to hold public hearings on proposed changes to Indiana’s renewable energy policies, the Indiana Energy Association of investor-owned utilities will support the legislation – even though it has changed substantially from what was first introduced. Many of the criticisms about this […]

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Utility fairness for Hoosier customers

Utility fairness for Hoosier customers

| March 2, 2017

By State Sen. Brandt Hershman (R-Buck Creek) This session, I’ve authored a measure to encourage renewable energy generation while bringing more fairness and market sensibility to the way privately owned solar panels and wind turbines are subsidized by other customers. Let me first say that I support renewable energy and authored the original legislation to […]

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Two billion dollar solar deal signed at Entrepreneur’s Summit

Two billion dollar solar deal signed at Entrepreneur’s Summit

| July 28, 2015

(GIN)—U.S. agencies, banks, and corporations were among the many guests at the sixth Global Entrepreneurs’ Summit, visited by President Obama, and it seems they liked what they saw. Deals valued at multi-millions of dollars were signed including one for $2.2 billion for the development of solar power in the east African country. SkyPower, an official […]

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U.S.-Senegalese rock star unveils new solar campaign for Africa

U.S.-Senegalese rock star unveils new solar campaign for Africa

(GIN)—Senegalese-American R&B singer Akon has been lighting up Africa with solar energy even while the solar industry in the U.S. struggles to catch fire. The Missouri-born artist has become a rising star in the movement to bring electricity from the sun to rural communities. Launched in February 2014, “Akon Lighting Africa” (ALA) describes its aims […]

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Senegalese superstar in solar power initiative to ‘Light Africa’

| February 26, 2014

(GIN)—Senegalese-American hip hop artist Akon and a group of solar business partners have announced a plan to address Africa’s grave shortfall in electric power. Speaking at a press conference in Sierra Leone, Akon said: ‘Music is an inspiration and as an African I am combining that inspiration with energy to reach out and touch the […]

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