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Kennedy Business Centers 100kW Solar System and Sawnee EMC Pave the Way for Georgia’s Solar Future

Kennedy Business Centers 100kW Solar System and Sawnee EMC Pave the Way for Georgia’s Solar Future

Solar System Designed and Installed by Radiance Solar 

Kennedy Business Centers LLC. has announced the completion of a 100kW solar photovoltaic system at their commercial business park in Alpharetta, GA.   The array was designed and installed by Atlanta-based Radiance Solar, and is participating in Sawnee EMC’s Net Energy Metering Program, which pays Kennedy for every kilowatt-hour of solar energy produced.

The 100kW photovoltaic system is one of the largest roof-mounted photovoltaic systems in the state of Georgia, consisting of 450 Schuco solar modules. The array was designed and engineered by Radiance Solar to maximize solar power production and feed over 133,650 kWh of clean energy into the electric grid every year.

Department of Watershed Management Issues Irrigation System Reminder

 Department of Watershed Management Issues Irrigation System Reminder

Via the Department of Watershed Management -- The Department of Watershed Management reminds its customers that irrigation systems should be shut down when the temperatures drop below freezing to prevent overspray from freezing on sidewalks and streets and causing accidents/injuries. Irrigation systems installed after 2007 must by law have rain sensors that shut the system down when it is raining or when temperatures fall below 32 degrees F. 

Dispose of your Christmas Tree at the Home Depot on Ponce, until Jan.8th

Dispose of your Christmas Tree at the Home Depot on Ponce, until Jan.8th

Atlanta,  GA--  The Keep Atlanta Beautiful organization is once again asking Atlanta residents to be more environmentally conscience, and to dispose of their Christmas trees at a recycling event instead of putting them out on the street for trash pick up.

You can recycle your Christmas trees anytime between now and January 8 at the Sidney Marcus and Ponce de Leon Home Depots.  Just look for the cordoned off areas in the parking lot. 

On January 8, members of Buckhead Boy Scout Troop 298 will help Keep Atlanta Beautiful and Davey Tree Company recycle the trees for the Bring One for the Chipper annual Christmas Tree recycling program.

Since 1991, "Bring One for the Chipper," has collected over 5 million trees.

The program produces tangible environmental benefits while helping local governments comply with state regulations that prohibit the disposal of yard trimmings in lined municipal landfills.  The mulch from these trees

East Decatur Station Unveils State’s Most Advanced Photovoltaic Commercial Rooftop System

East Decatur Station Unveils State’s Most Advanced Photovoltaic Commercial Rooftop System

As East Decatur Station (EDS) carves out a unique live/work/play community in Decatur, its creators, Jack Honderd, Pat Murphy, and Chuck Bosserman, took an exciting step toward sustainability and installed a 147 kW photovoltaic (PV) system, one of the largest commercial rooftop systems in metro Atlanta and Georgia.  

Made up of three different arrays, the system produces 198,134 kWh of energy a year and will help offset the electricity load. Though the increased presence of renewable energy is inevitable, the creators of EDS take the steps to reduce their environmental impact today not tomorrow. 

The Georgia Environmental Finance Authority (GEFA) provided East Decatur Station with a rebate for the photovoltaic installation through the Clean Energy Property Rebate Program.

Mark Williams recommended for DNR commissioner by Gov. Perdue and Gov. Elect Deal

Mark Williams recommended for DNR commissioner by Gov. Perdue and Gov. Elect Deal

 

ATLANTA, Ga. (AP) - Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue and Gov.-elect Nathan Deal have recommended state Rep. Mark Williams to be commissioner of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.

Under state law, the DNR board appoints the commissioner with the approval of the governor. The board plans to consider Williams' nomination this week.

Williams, a Republican from Jesup, is a businessman and former school teacher. He has a degree in biology from Georgia College and State University.

Once appointed Williams will succeed Chris Clark.

(Copyright 2010 The Associated Press.)

Metro Atlanta Task Force for the Homeless hosts 22nd Memorial Day, November 1st

To address the issue of homeless deaths in Atlanta, the Metro Atlanta Task Force for the Homeless will observe their 22nd Annual Homeless Memorial Day. The Homeless Memorial began in 1988 to commemorate seventeen people who froze to death during one of Atlanta’s most violent winters and has been celebrated yearly in memoriam of homeless deaths, in the city.

On November 1st, starting at 11:00 a.m. supporters will convene for a march, with coffins, from the Task Force for the Homeless Center (477 Peachtree Street, Atlanta). The day will culminate at 5:30 p.m. at the Cathedral of St. Phillip (2744 Peachtree Road, Atlanta) where dinner will be served to about 1,000 homeless residents of Atlanta. A Requiem Mass will follow the dinner.

This event is co-sponsored by the Cathedral of St.

EPA awarded Atlanta with a Grant to Assess Contaminated sites in Need of Cleanup

Atlanta, GA--  The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Friday that the City of Atlanta is one of 23 communities around the U.S. selected for award under the Brownfields Area-Wide Planning Pilot Program. The Atlanta Development Authority, together with the City of Atlanta and with assistance from the Georgia Institute of Technology, submitted a proposal to EPA in the spring of 2010.