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Going green by going solar

By Stephanie Denardo – WUFT-FM Alachua County residents are showing great interest in making the community more sustainable and lower the costs of energy. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Stephanie Denardo reports solar energy might be the answer to people’s energy needs. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/SolarWrapStephanieDenardo.mp3]

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Alachua business gets help going solar

NanoSonic Products, Inc. in Alachua has received a grant from the USDA Rural Development Office to support the installation of a solar electric renewable energy system.  The system will make NanoSonic the only manufacturing company in Florida that generates adequate solar power to meet all of it’s electrical manufacturing requirements.  …

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UF competes in Solar Decathalon

In an effort to find energy efficient alternatives, The University of Florida is participating in the Solar Decathalon. As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Jessica Becerra reports, the contest creates homes with clean energy technology. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/SolarDecathalonWrap.mp3]

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New NASA space probe to research Jupiter

NASA’s Juno spacecraft is heading for Jupiter Friday, and it can’t get much greener than this: a solar-powered, windmill-shaped spacecraft. Juno will be launched Friday morning aboard an unmanned Atlas V rocket. The end of the shuttle program is giving extra oomph to the $1.1-billion voyage, which is set to …

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Gainesville gets a sunny recommendation

Gainesville is receiving recognition as one of the country’s top solar cities. As Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Mike Biana reports, Gainesville Regional Utilities continues to work to develop the solar technology. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/GainesvilleSolarGrowthwrap.mp3]

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National Solar Energy Tour comes to Gainesville

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 around town. But aside from the few businesses that have …

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Solar Decathlon Europe heats up in Spain for UF students

This weekend, 31 University of Florida students are participating in an international solar energy competition. UF is one of 17 universities in the world to compete in the 2010 Solar Decathlon Europe. As WUFT-FM’s Erica Cordell reports, the goal of the ten day race is to finish a completely solar …

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