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Fire Station Is First Building In Hawthorne To Get Solar Overhaul

By on April 1st, 2015 | Last updated: April 8, 2015 at 12:09 am

Alachua County Fire Rescue Station 25 will be the first county building in Hawthorne to be outfitted with solar panels. The station is one of 24 buildings determined viable for the county’s solar panel initiative, which seeks to cut energy consumption.

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Local Home Provides Blueprint For Alternative Housing

By on February 16th, 2015 | Last updated: February 16, 2015 at 5:46 pm

The number of sustainable and alternative homes is increasing in Florida. Gainesville resident Tom Fox leads the way with one of the first shipping container homes in Florida.

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In The News: Paynes Prairie solar panels producing energy, Jacksonville Mayor’s approval ratings drop, Race wasn’t an issue in Dunn case, Matheson Museum director resigns

By on February 19th, 2014 | Last updated: February 19, 2014 at 3:03 pm

Solar panels on Paynes Prairie now producing power – Solar panels are now up and running in Paynes Prairie at the Prairie View Solar Park. The nine-acre park lined with solar panels is now producing energy. Gainesville.com Jacksonville Mayor Alvin […]

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Alachua County Part Of Grant For Increasing Solar Panel Accessibility

By on November 13th, 2013 | Last updated: November 14, 2013 at 2:39 pm

Alachua County is part of a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to make solar panels more accessible to residents. The county will use its share of the $1.575 million grant to create a system on its website to help residents obtain solar panel installation permits.

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GRU solar program allows cuts in energy costs, and may even pay you

By on February 20th, 2013 | Last updated: February 20, 2013 at 6:29 pm

The price of installing solar panels has decreased significantly, and for those who can afford the initial investment, the savings add up fast. WUFT’s Tondrea Haddly takes a look at the program GRU operates for rebates and solar feed-in tariffs.

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SunSense saves dollars and cents for Florida schools, including UF

By on December 4th, 2012 | Last updated: December 4, 2012 at 4:35 pm

Progress Energy Florida and the SunSense solar energy program awarded UF with a new solar photovoltaic system.

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National Solar Energy Tour comes to Gainesville

By on September 30th, 2010 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 3:05 pm

The city of Gainesville has often been considered a leading city in green technology. This weekend the city will be a stop along the National Solar Energy Tour which will showcase the many energy efficient technologies that are being used […]

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