As part of its SolarStrong™ project, SolarCity plans to partner with the country’s leading military housing-privatization developers to install, own, and operate up to 160,000 rooftop solar installations on as many as 124 military housing developments across 33 states.
Many have come to the defense of the nation since 9/11, but when they return from military service, they can have difficulty finding employment. The president has announced new initiatives to help returning military veterans find jobs.
Ingersoll-Rand plc has awarded $150,000 to Purdue University to sponsor its team’s bid in the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Solar Decathlon 2011. The company said the underwriting of Purdue’s entry illustrates the contribution that solar energy and state-of the-art technology bring in creating environmentally responsible residential homes.