Six Arizona State University energy-related research projects that will engage veterans or active-duty military are getting support from the Navy in the form of $1.5 million in seed grants over two years.
The Marana Unified School District will install solar panels at all of its schools as part of its larger goal for energy efficiency. The district wants to cut costs in utilities, which officials say are the second largest expenditure. The savings could be diverted to a “better purpose,” said Dan Contorno, chief financial officer.
Nevada takes the prize home on most jobs introduced fueled by Tesla’s September 2014 announcement of a new “Gigafactory”, a $5 billion, 50-plus acre lithium ion battery manufacturing facility that will support its electric car production. The Gigafactory aims to employee 6,000 workers. Also, Solar City “quadrupled” its projected hires in the state, the report said. Other states in the top 10 were: Calif., N.Y., Mich., Ariz., Texas, Colo., N.C., Utah and N.M.
The U.S. Department of Energy has compiled an EIA State Profile on energy generation and consumption with the. It also publishes specific data on renewable energy projects and policies at Clean Energy in My State.