U.S. South: Rising Cleantech Industry Powerhouse August 24th, 2010Clean Tech/Green Energy Clean Energy Editor: Greg Chafee This is an encouraging article that accurately identifies positive trends in the development of cleantech in the Southeast. Here’s another example: with growing demand for solar energy in the Georgia Power Green Energy Program, the Public Service Commission has increased the amount of solar capacity available for purchase by the utility from only 500kw a year ago to over 5MW. This will provide more business opportunities for manufacturers and installers and contribute to job creation and economic growth. Another catalyst for cleantech is the important role of Georgia Tech, Clemson and other higher education institutions in promoting green start-up ventures and supporting advancements in renewable energy research. Read article.