Kyocera News Release, Business Wire
Kyocera announced that it has concluded an agreement to acquire 100% ownership of SouthernCarlson, a US distributor of tools, fasteners, packaging and facility supplies, headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska. Under the agreement, SouthernCarlson will operate as a U.S.-based subsidiary of Kyocera Corporation . . . Kyocera has become a leading supplier of industrial and automotive components, electronic devices, semiconductor packages, solar power generating systems, printers, copiers and mobile phones. Read more here.
NEBRASKA ALSO IN THE NEWS HERE
- NorthWestern Energy Seeks Montana Renewable Generation, Solar Industry
Montana’s renewable portfolio standard (RPS) requires NorthWestern to procure energy from community renewable energy projects (CREPs) that meet certain criteria. NorthWestern, which provides electricity and natural gas in the Upper Midwest and Northwest, serves approximately 726,400 customers in Montana, South Dakota and Nebraska.
- From now on, regional utility Tri-State will be subject to oversight from Colorado regulators, Denver Post. A bylaw has capped the amount cooperatives can produce on their own at 5 percent, requiring them to buy the rest from Tri-State. Members approved a new bylaw in April to remove the cap. A committee will develop new guidelines.
- Colorado approves bill putting Tri-State under PUC as members flee to renewables, Utility Dive Approximately half of Tri-State’s generation comes from coal and an August report from the Rocky Mountain Institute found the utility’s 1 million customers could save $600 million through 2030 by shifting toward renewables.
- GBHS enters winning solar car, Great Bend Tribune
The 21st Annual Sunflower ElectroRally was held April 25 at the Spencer Flight and Education Center in Scott City. The race is part of the Kansas ElectroRally Championship Series. Electric cars, designed and constructed from scratch, race to complete the most laps in a one-hour endurance race. Thirteen teams from Kansas and Nebraska came to compete in the Solar, Standard and Open classes. The program’s goal is to inspire an interest in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) by involving participants in the design, construction, testing and development of competitive electric vehicles.