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Cincinnati wants to build country’s largest municipal solar array

 By WLWT

The array would cover up to 150 acres of city property, including Lunken Airport, and help power things like the police department and City Hall. City officials hope to transition to 100% renewable energy by 2035. Read more here.

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“Solar Spring Break” Connects Students With Clean Power In Underserved Communities

By Glenn Meyers, CleanTechnica

All-women engineering team from UNR Oroville, California, Solar Spring Break 2015

All-women engineering team from UNR – Oroville, California 2015

In the 2016 “Solar Spring Break,” over 100 students from 10 US colleges will be taking on the task of installing rooftop solar for low-income families, and learning as they work.

The program runs through March 25. Students will connect with clean energy at Solar Spring Break — an alternative spring break program hosted by GRID Alternatives.

Teams of 10–12 students will travel to different sites in California and Colorado, where they will spend a week learning about solar array design, installing rooftop residential systems, and meeting with solar industry employers. Most participating students have taken solar or sustainability courses and tentatively expect to join the clean energy industry upon graduation.

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ALSO OF POTENTIAL INTEREST
CleanTechnica’s 1st (completely free) electric car report, “Electric Cars: What Early Adopters & First Followers Want”

OUR OPINION: South Sioux City’s energy strategy deserves praise

South Sioux City senior code official Kent Zimmerman demonstrates the electric-car charging station in front of City Hall. The northeast Nebraska city has four electric cars, part of its push to use more renewable energy. Photo by Justin Wan, Sioux City Journal

South Sioux City senior code official Kent Zimmerman demonstrates the electric-car charging station in front of City Hall. The northeast Nebraska city has four electric cars, part of its push to use more renewable energy. Photo by Justin Wan, Sioux City Journal

Editorial Board, Sioux City Journal

Citizens should appreciate efforts by city government in South Sioux City, Neb., to, through a creative and diversified energy strategy, save them money by reducing their electricity costs, support the state’s important renewable energy industry and protect the environment.

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ADDITIONAL RECOMMENDED READING
South Sioux City embraces electric cars, wind, solar options, by Mike Bell, Sioux City Journal