27 Feb '12, 4pm

Groups Look to Locally Grown Solar Power to Revitalize Ohio Communities

Cupertino, CA-based Locally Grown Power and IdealPV are partnering with Mansfield, Ohio’s North End Community Improvement Collaborative (NECIC) to launch the first of what it believes can be a series of local, community-centered and vertically integrated solar photovoltaic (PV) businesses. Private and public in nature, NECIC and Locally Grown Power’s initial proposal to the Richland County Commission was met with enthusiasm, as it addresses several critical issues faced by communities across the county: job creation, local government fiscal problems, and the rising overall and true cost of energy amongst them. Locally Grown and Consumed Solar PV: The Potential to Revitalize Communities NECIC and Locally Grown Power are proposing a public-private partnership that would see the establishment of a solar PV assembly plant and installation program based on Ideal PV’s low cost, ...

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2012/02/27/groups-look-to-locall...

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