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Albuquerque delays decision on solar proposal

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Leaders in New Mexico’s largest city have put off a decision on whether to join dozens of other communities that have set goals to get more of their electricity from renewable resources, a movement that has swept cities from the U.S. and Canada to Germany. The Albuquerque City Council voted during an hours-long meeting Monday to ...

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Survey: Solar workforce grows in New Mexico

SANTA FE, N.M. — State energy officials say the solar industry’s workforce is growing in New Mexico. The state Energy Conservation and Management Division teamed up with the nonprofit Solar Foundation to develop the solar jobs census for 2015. They found 299 jobs were added to the solar workforce last year. As of November, a total of 1,899 workers were ...

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Booting Up: Solar’s day in sun nearing end

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We’re staring down the barrel of a solar boom-and-bust … that almost nobody is talking about. Generous federal credits for residential solar panels are about to expire at the end of next year, guaranteeing that 2016 will be a year of false hope, with people rushing to jam south-facing photovoltaics on roofs nationwide. And then on Dec. 31, 2016, the ...

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Texas solar company shining across the nation

Austin, Texas-based solar company Circular Energy is branching out of the lone star state and headed east in a new business venture. A national provider of solar energy solutions for commercial and industrial customers, Circular Energy recently announced its expansion to Massachusetts, New York, Connecticut and New Jersey. In a press release, Circular announced Rob Liflander will lead the expansion ...

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Plan for more solar arrays underway at Santa Fe schools

The Santa Fe school district plans to leverage a combination of state and federal money to install nearly $4 million worth of solar arrays, the district’s largest solar-energy project to date. The district already has solar arrays at eight schools. These provide about 5 percent of the energy used by the school system and cut energy bills by $115,000 annually, ...

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Graco introduces its first product aimed at oil wells

Graco Inc. entered the oil and gas world with gusto last year, buying two equipment makers that cater to the industry. Now it has developed its own product aimed at fracking and drilling firms. The Minneapolis-based maker of spray and pump equipment introduced the solar-powered, chemical-injection pump at last month’s Offshore Technology Conference in Houston. Graco’s high-powered machine shoots chemicals ...

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