Solar Energy

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SolarGen South Carolina

Clean Energy Company Expanding In South Carolina

SolarGen of South Carolina will invest $150 million to establish a solar energy operation in Clarendon County, SC.
clean energy

Solar R&D Projects Part Of U.S. Investment In Clean Energy Industry

On the heels of President Biden's June 6 action to accelerate clean energy development, DOE announces solar energy research project investments.
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NC Governor Visits Clean Energy Apprenticeship Pilot Program

Halifax Lighthouse Solar Camp is the first hybrid apprenticeship model of its kind in North Carolina, combining in-class experience with paid job experience through Strata Clean Energy.
Bleutech Park Las Vegas

$7.5B Digital Infrastructure City To Be Built In Las Vegas

The first-of-its-kind mixed-use project will feature automated multi-functional designs, renewable energies, autonomous vehicles, artificial intelligence, augmented reality, Internet of Things, robotics, supertrees, and self-healing concrete structures. 
New Mexico

New Mexico Governor’s Report: A Catalyst For High-Tech Growth

A series of business friendly reforms and a “Fund of funds” initiated by Gov. Susana Martinez have transformed New Mexico into a growth leader and Facebook’s choice for its $500-million data center.
solar power

2016 State Rankings: CA, TX Repeat As Solar, Wind Power Capacity Kings

California maintained its spot as top-ranked state for Installed Solar Power Capacity and Texas kept its crown as king of Installed Wind Power Capacity in Business Facilities' 12th Annual Rankings Report.
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Business Report – California: Largest Solar Facility On Earth Goes Operational

BHE Renewables’ 579-megawatt solar project in Antelope Valley, CA is now fully connected to the California ISO grid.

Solar King Abdicates

The most logical place in the world for solar power can’t get its act together.

Solar Energy For Multi-Tenant Buildings

CA firm financing mechanism focuses on bringing solar energy systems to multi-tenant commercial real estate.

Commercial PACE Financing: Utah Latest State To Approve A Program

C-PACE allows property owners to design and pay for efficiency improvements with no upfront costs while maintaining their credit capacity.
LA Solar

California Has Largest Advanced Energy Industry In U.S.

With more than 40,000 businesses and 430,000 workers, advanced energy is projected to grow 17 percent this year.

Ray of Hope

It took a while, but we've found some positive news about the NFL.
LA Solar

Tapping LA’s Rooftop Solar Potential Could Benefit City’s Most Disadvantaged Communities

Report commissioned by LABC Institute encourages incentives to share benefits of emerging commercial solar market with low-income areas throughout Los Angeles; many local programs already benefiting from the LADWP feed-in tariff.
CPS Energy

Texas Solar Power Association Founded To Promote Development Within The Industry

Texas Solar Power Association launched; will promote state's solar business interests and encourage economic development and job growth.

Construction Begins On Missouri’s Largest Investor-Owned Utility Solar Facility

O'Fallon Renewable Energy Center brings solar into Ameren Missouri's energy generation portfolio.
Copper Mountain Solar

Sempra U.S. Gas & Power, ConEd Partner In NV & CA Solar Projects

Copper Mountain Solar 3 is currently under construction and, when completed, will be among the largest photovoltaic solar plants in the U.S., creating about 300 construction jobs at peak and 10 positions to operate the facility.

Argand Energy Solutions Selects Canadian Solar North Carolina Project

North Carolina is home to one of the fastest-growing solar energy industries in the United States, attracting solar energy developers, installers, manufacturers and related enterprises.

SPECIAL REPORT: PSE&G Adds $883 Million to New Jersey’s Solar Power Push

New Jersey aims to maintain its status as a leading state in installed solar power capacity, an effort that has been embraced by the Garden State’s largest utility. From the September/October 2012 issue

BUSINESS REPORT: Arizona Is Challenging Its Homegrown Innovators

From solar energy to information technology, Arizona is challenging its businesses to create innovation and keep it homegrown with new incentives and programs. From the March/April 2012 issue.

Rankings & Awards

March / April 2022 Issue

March / April 2022 Issue (Volume 55, Number 2)

Business Facilities' March / April 2022 issue focuses on the global supply chain, logistics, foreign direct investment, industrial parks, manufacturing, life sciences, and more.
Virginia Business Climate Award

Virginia’s El Koubi Accepts 2021 State of the Year—Best Overall Business Climate Award

Business Facilities magazine recognized the Commonwealth of Virginia for its commitment to building a strong business environment in 2021.

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Business Facilities Featured Location Spotlight

Location Spotlight: Topeka, Kansas

With three top universities in the area and connectivity via major interstates, Topeka, Kansas is rich with opportunity. Visit the GO Topeka Economic Partnership to learn more.

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