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$500k grant will go toward solar energy facility, classroom in Southwest Virginia

Hundreds of thousands of dollars will go toward building a new solar facility in the region. Gov. Terry McAuliffe was in Lexington Monday to make the big announcement. Continue reading

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A First For Duke Energy: Investing In A Solar Installer

Duke Energy joins a growing number of big energy companies by investing in a solar installer. The power producer and retailer said Monday has taken a majority stake in California-based REC Solar and will spend up to $225 million to buy solar energy contracts completed by REC. Continue reading

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Pilots set for first round-the-world solar flight

The first attempt to fly around the world in a plane using solar energy will be launched Monday in Abu Dhabi, its pilots said, in a landmark journey aimed at promoting green energy. The takeoff of Solar Impulse 2, which was delayed on Saturday due to high winds, would cap 13 years of research and testing by Swiss pilots Andre Borschberg and Bertrand Piccard. “This project is a human project, it … Continue reading

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