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Picasolar Receives $800k DOE Grant for Solar Efficiency

Picasolar Receives $800k DOE Grant for Solar Efficiency
Douglas Hutchings (center), explains the Picasolar technology to Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe with UA electrical engineering professor Hameed Naseem (left) after Silicon Solar Solutions received a 2013 SunShot Incubator Award.

The $800,000 DOE grant will be matched by $200,000 from Picasolar. Douglas Hutchings, CEO of both Picasolar and Silicon Solar Solutions, said the SunShot awards are the most prestigious and competitive grants a solar startup can receive.
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Wal-Mart Cheered, Jeered for Solar Power Efforts

No matter the situation the world's largest retailer involves itself in, rest assured, it will be analyzed, critiqued and questioned to excruciating levels. The latest area is solar power.
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EPA Proposals Threaten Arkansas (Jason Rapert Commentary)

Arkansas is fortunate to have among the lowest electricity prices in the nation. Unfortunately, the Environmental Protection Agency's newest proposed carbon rule poses a grave threat to our ability to produce electricity affordably and reliably, and that spells bad news for homeowners and business owners across the state.
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