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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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Deltic Timber 3Q Profit Sees Slight Bump

Deltic Timber Corp. of El Dorado announces an increase in net income in third-quarter 2014 to $6 million compared with $5.9 million in third-quarter 2013.
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Arkansas Unemployment Rate Falls to 6.2 Percent in September

Arkansas' unemployment rate dropped one-tenth of a percentage point from August to 6.2 percent in September, according to data released by the state Department of Workforce Services on Tuesday.
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