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State incentives boost interest in solar energy projects

Solar array setup along Route 4 and 32, Mechanicville in front of Hildreth's Restaurant.
Photographer: Marc Schultz
Solar array setup along Route 4 and 32, Mechanicville in front of Hildreth's Restaurant.
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Enough sunshine hits the United States that in just one hour around midday, enough energy could be produced to sustain all of the nation’s annual electricity demand, according to a federal study. Just about every area of the contiguous United States gets enough sun to make large-scale solar projects feasible, according to the Sunshot Vision Study, released by the Department of Energy last year. Yet harnessing the power of the sun seemed to take a ...


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