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Solar Taking Off in New Orleans–Entergy Working Through Connectivity Issues

Mon, January 05, 2009 - By Scott Oman

Solar panels have blanketed the southern side of the roof of Thomas Koch’s
Fontainebleau area home since summer, but he wasn’t able to harvest any
electricity from them until early last month because of delays in getting a
special meter activated.

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Solar America City–New Orleans: Building a Green Workforce in the Crescent City

Tue, December 23, 2008 - By Scott Oman

New Orleans became a DOE Solar America
City in 2007, and in just 18 months, the New Orleans Solar America Cities
project has achieved remarkable progress toward its goals.  “John McGowin, City
of New Orleans Energy Manager, is now the lead for the partnership,” said Kevin
Lynn, DOE’s Tiger Team lead for New Orleans, “and he’s doing a great job keeping
the project on track.”

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How will you charge your solar powered vehicle?

Sun, December 14, 2008 - By Scott Oman

A solar-powered recharge station for electric and plug-in hybrid electric
vehicles (PHEV) built by the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) National Renewable Energy
Laboratory
(NREL) will allow researchers to explore the potential benefits
of renewable energy and PHEVs to consumers and electric utilities. Developed as
part of a project run by NREL senior engineer, Tony Markel, the recharge station
consists of a 3.5-kW solar array that provides shade and power for two
PHEVs.

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Mover Over Joe the Plumber, Meet Spencer the Solar Panel Installer

Sun, December 14, 2008 - By Scott Oman

In this case, it’s Spencer Bockus, who created solar-powered fans and other
contraptions for science fairs as a fifth grader in California. Today, at 22, he
is on customers’ roofs, measuring where the shade will hit and hooking up
photovoltaic arrays, better known as solar panels, to convert the sun’s energy
into electricity.

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Extension of federal solar tax credits will help Louisiana homeowners

Tue, November 25, 2008 - By Scott Oman

Louisiana residents already have access to some of the most competitive state
tax credits available for installing solar panel systems, but a recent move by
the federal government offers an even greater incentive.

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