Solar slated for U.S. Courthouse

The brand-new federal courthouse in Richmond is already set for an upgrade.

The General Services Administration has posted a request for proposals to install a 200-kilowatt photovoltaic solar array on the roof of the Spottswood W. Robinson and Robert R. Merhige Jr. U.S. Courthouse.

Va. solar biz prepares for $39 million stimulus

The sun hasn’t set on solar incentives yet. The General Assembly rejected a $2 million tax credit program for renewable-energy systems this past session, but that’s small change compared with the $39 million in federal stimulus money the state of Virginia wants to dedicate to fund development of solar and wind energy systems. That is… Read more »

Eco-friendly distributor wins biz plan award

Jocelyn Tice, owner of Green Duck Biodegradables, won a $1,500 award yesterday in an annual business plan contest held by New Visions, New Ventures. Green Duck  sells compostable and biodegradable packaging to restaurants and other businesses. BizSense profiled the start-up last October. New Visions, New Ventures  is a non-profit economic development group based downtown that… Read more »