Plastic tubing manufacturer NewAge Industries has
received a $1 million solar energy grant from Pennsylvania's Dept. of Community
and Economic Development to fund the installation of a 1 MW rooftop solar panel
system. The array will contribute more than 50 percent of the company's energy
needs. NewAge is working with California-based Borrego Solar Systems Inc. to
install more than 4,000 solar panels. The panels will cover three quarters of
the rooftop on the 244,000-sq-ft building.
With a better understanding of materials’ response to load and temperature, researchers could potentially use the knowledge to improve design. The research could even help geologists studying plate tectonics.
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