WATERLOO — Covington Box and Packaging Inc. is saving money and the environment with a field of solar panels covering 1.4 acres outside its factory in Waterloo.

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From renewable power generation to clean fuels, education driving sustainability projects in Region

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Ozinga Energy recognized the benefits of compressed natural gas or CNG in 2011 and has expanded its offerings ever since. It operates this fueling station in Gary. (Photo provided by Ozinga)

Hoosiers throughout the Region continue to make energy efficiency and environmental consciousness a priority. From utilities to transportation, clean energy is in growth mode in Northwest Indiana.

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Wawawsee Community School Superintendent Thomas Edington, in back, and James Flecker, director of personnel and legal services for Wawasee Community Schools, stand in front of an array of solar panels being installed in the field by the transportation building. The high school will be serviced by five rows of 12 arrays for a total of 60 arrays. The solar system can be tilted to follow the sun and maximize the capacity to collect solar energy.

SYRACUSE — When budgets get tighter it sometimes calls for creative thinking and that’s what administrators at Wawasee Community Schools engaged in with their decision to bring solar energy to the school system.

Superintendent of Wawasee Community Schools Thomas Edington said, “Because of state funding lagging” they needed “to look at fixed assets and electricity was increasing each year.”

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Ensemble is the energy management technology from Enphase that enables solar, storage and the grid to seamlessly work together to ensure clean, reliable, economical and safe energy. Watch this video to see the future of energy:

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Solar Panel System Presentation by Jim Straeter This is a solar panel system presentation covering current topics on solar energy, solar systems, storage solutions, and what changes are happening in the solar industry today. Presented by Jim Straeter, President of Ag Technologies Inc. and inventor of the SolarCAM ground-mount solar system.

Tippecanoe Valley School Corporation is planning to use solar energy to offset the cost of electricity at Mentone Elementary School.

TVSC installed a 44-panel solar array on 1.5 acres of school property northeast of the school. The estimated annual energy output of the solar array will be enough to power the entire school. It is expected to officially begin producing electricity sometime in March. Read more

Atlanta, IN, Feb. 12, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Beck’s is pleased to announce the installation of two new solar energy systems at their headquarters in Atlanta, Ind. The power produced from the two, one-mega-watt systems will cover approximately 25 percent of Beck’s current electric costs and provide increased power efficiency for well over 30 years. Read more

The Solar Power World Top Solar Contractors list includes Rochester, IN -based solar firm

Indiana — Coming off the biggest year ever for U.S. solar installations, local installer Ag Technologies is proud to be named one of the top solar contractors in the United States by Solar Power World magazine. Ag Technologies achieved a rank of 385 out of 500 solar companies.

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