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DOUG ROSS: Sierra Club isn't just blowing smoke

DOUG ROSS: Sierra Club isn't just blowing smoke

In Indiana, at least, it ain't easy being green.

July 06, 2014 12:00 am

Illinois putting $30M of solar into energy mix

CHICAGO | Illinois will buy up to $30 million worth of solar power and pump it into the energy mix for electricity customers under legislation signed into law Saturday that also promotes the spread of home rooftop panels.

June 28, 2014 9:00 pm
It's always sunny at VU's solar energy lab

It's always sunny at VU's solar energy lab

VALPARAISO | Ants beware: Valparaiso University has what amounts to the world's largest magnifying glass.

June 19, 2014 5:00 pm Photos

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VU studies turning sunlight into hydrogen

VU studies turning sunlight into hydrogen

VALPARAISO | About 16 years ago, Robert Palumbo got the idea of taking something nobody wants — basically, rust — and using it to produce something almost everybody can use — hydrogen — using solar energy.

November 09, 2013 6:30 pm Photos

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Installation of 6,800 solar panels is nearly complete

Installation of 6,800 solar panels is nearly complete

Work continues on a solar energy facility on Grand Boulevard in Merrillville.

November 01, 2012 12:00 am
Installation of 6,800 solar panels is nearly complete

Installation of 6,800 solar panels is nearly complete

A solar energy facility in Merrillville could be operational in about 30 days, officials say.

November 01, 2012 12:00 am
Installation of 6,800 solar panels is nearly complete

Installation of 6,800 solar panels is nearly complete

MERRILLVILLE | Construction of a facility to generate solar energy is progressing on schedule.

October 31, 2012 7:59 pm Photos

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Solar panels installed at Merrillville High School

Solar panels installed at Merrillville High School

MERRILLVILLE | The 100 solar panels recently installed on the grounds of Merrillville High School will produce power and help students learn about green technology.

August 19, 2012 6:45 pm Photos

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Solar panels installed at Merrillville High School

Solar panels installed at Merrillville High School

Solar panels have been installed on the roof of a storage facility at Merrillville High School.

August 17, 2012 2:53 pm
Solar panels installed at Merrillville High School

Solar panels installed at Merrillville High School

Tracy Hall, a renewable energy consultant and member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 697, examines solar panels installed on a storage facility at Merrillville High School. Hall estimated the panels will produce about 8,000 kilowatt hours of energy per year.

August 17, 2012 2:51 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: Indiana alternatives can help ease energy prices

GUEST COMMENTARY: Indiana alternatives can help ease energy prices

While many factors contribute to the price we pay at the pump — discovery costs, taxes, refining and distribution, world politics, etc. — it's still largely an issue of supply and demand. There's limited oil supply. Global demand is growing. So the price climbs.

June 03, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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April 05, 2012 12:00 am

Council backs Merrillville solar facility, OKs zoning variance

MERRILLVILLE | The Town Council unanimously approved a variance Tuesday allowing Lincoln Solar LLC to erect 6,800 solar panels to produce electricity, which would be sold to utility NIPSCO.

January 24, 2012 9:20 pm

M'ville officials pleased with proposed solar project

MERRILLVILLE | Northwest Indiana may not be known as a sun-rich location, but officials from Lincoln Solar LLC believe Merrillville has sufficient rays to support a solar generation facility.

December 18, 2011 11:45 pm

Company hopes to catch rays in M'ville with solar panels

MERRILLVILLE | A solar energy facility may make a home in Merrillville.

December 14, 2011 9:45 pm
Right at Home: Solar lighting for the garden

Right at Home: Solar lighting for the garden

Few things are prettier in a night garden than soft pools of light illuminating interesting trees, accent rocks and plants, or pathways.

May 14, 2011 12:00 am

Here comes the sun

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — 2010 just might go down as the year solar energy gained mainstream acceptance.

August 07, 2010 12:00 am
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