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U.S. solar panel maker to add 200 jobs and expand its plant

SolarWorld Americas, the Oregon-based module manufacturer, announced a $10 million expansion of its plant because of increased demand. The company plans to hire about 200 more workers next year and increase its module production capacity by almost 40 percent.


Denver seeks to improve energy efficiency in commercial buildings

The city of Denver is launching a new energy efficiency program Tuesday. The Denver City Energy Project is targeting Denver’s 6,045 commercial and multifamily buildings of more than 10,000 square feet. The city estimates there are $1.3 billion in energy savings to be harvested from the buildings.


Alevo planning battery plant in former cigarette factory

Alevo paid $68.5 million for a former cigarette factory in Concord, N.C., and expects to begin production next year. It will initially make about 40 GridBank systems a month, shipping containers packed with lithium-ion batteries that can hold about 2 megawatts.

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E2 Clean Energy Jobs Report Q2 2014

More than 12,500 clean energy and clean transportation jobs were announced across the U.S. in Q2 2014. Policies like AB 32 drove job growth in California, while Michigan and the solar sector also posted strong numbers.

The report notes the EPA’s Clean Power Plan is expected to drive future job growth, while Congress also has an opportunity to expand the economy by extending clean energy and energy efficiency tax incentives.