EnerG2 is a Seattle-based company that manufactures a black powder carbon material that is used to store energy in high-performance batteries and ultracapacitors, energy storage systems with very high energy density. They recently received Recovery Act funding to support a new production facility in Oregon.
In 2008, flooding and tornados tore across Iowa, devastating communities and natural landscapes across the state. More than 30 percent of the trees in Parkersburg, a small town hit hard by the tornado, were displaced and destroyed. Thanks to one local non-profit and Recovery Act funds, volunteers are "re-greening" the community.
Tecumseh’s town historic town square is home to the city hall, courthouse, post office, and during the summer months—a farmers market. Now, this historic square, built in the 1850’s, is about to become home to something new: LED lights.
Nothing grabs drivers’ attention quite like flashing lights. Bethany, Oklahoma drivers in the city’s school zones are being reminded to slow down by amber LED flashing beacons energized by solar power.
Refining the raw material used in photovoltaic panels, silicon, is not a cheap endeavor, and has kept the price of panels more expensive than other energy sources. But REC Silicon, one of the largest producers of raw material, has found a way to lower costs thanks in part to the Recovery Act.
April 22 was more than just Earth Day for Cowboy Maloney’s Electric City. The Jackson store—one of 12 Cowboy Maloney’s across Mississippi—opened at midnight to celebrate Mississippi’s appliance rebate program launch.