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The Albany Police Depart is engaged in a recruitment campaign to get its officer corps up to full strength. APD is budgeted for 214 officers, and right now is about 20 officers short of that level, andMore >>
The Albany Police Depart is engaged in a recruitment campaign to get its officer corps up to full strength. APD offers the training program for people who do not already have POST certification. Starting salary for a rookie officer is over $33,000 annually.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 4:55 PM EDT2013-05-22 20:55:33 GMT
The city has settled a lawsuit over more than $2 million in unpaid federal loans owed by the owners of Albany Heights. City attorney Nathan Davis announced that the city had accepted a deed and $110,000More >>
The city has settled a lawsuit over more than $2 million in unpaid federal loans owed by the owners of Albany Heights.
Wednesday, May 22 2013 4:52 PM EDT2013-05-22 20:52:29 GMT
An Albany man is trying to get his stolen property returned, after it was taken from his Cumberland Lane home Tuesday, and his camera got a partial look at the culprits. He said that two people brokeMore >>
An Albany man is trying to get his stolen property returned, after it was taken from his Cumberland Lane home Tuesday, and his camera got a partial look at the culprits.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 4:44 PM EDT2013-05-22 20:44:53 GMT
Animal shelters and organizations across Georgia are getting a boost from grants totaling $125,000. Department of Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black made the announcement Wednesday.More >>
Department of Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black made the announcement Wednesday that the Spay and Neuter grants will be split between 19 recipients as part of the Dog and Cat Sterilization Program.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 4:35 PM EDT2013-05-22 20:35:43 GMT
Just before 1:30 Wednesday morning, Officers from the Valdosta Police Department responded to a noise complaint at the Grove Apartment Complex at 2201 Baytree Road. They heard gunshots, and found AricMore >>
Just before 1:30 Wednesday morning, Officers from the Valdosta Police Department responded to a noise complaint at the Grove Apartment Complex at 2201 Baytree Road.More >>
ALBANY, GA (WALB) – Despite making up only 4-percent of the world's population, Americans consume one quarter of the world's energy.
A South Georgia company is working to generate more green energy.
The sun shone Wednesday in South Georgia. While most people think that it's time to break out the sunglasses, Trey Pippin was thinking about something else: "I think electricity," he said.
Pippin is the president of Renewable Properties LLC, and they're are looking to change the way that people get their power.
"It's a company we formed specifically to develop these solar projects," he said.
Using technology developed at Georgia Tech and a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, they recently helped to complete a project in Arlington.
Pippin said, "it was a 200 kW project."
That's enough power to run dozens of homes. The success there led to an even larger project in the North Georgia town of Blairsville.
"It'll produce 1.3 million kilowatt hours per year. That's enough energy to power roughly about 150 homes," said Pippin.
In total, that means more than 200 homes will be getting their power indirectly from these two solar arrays. While going solar energy isn't cheap, there are incentives available to help both individuals and companies get some of their power from alternative sources.
"The state of Georgia offers a 35 per cent tax credit for companies and smaller tax credit for individuals for installing anything from geothermal air conditioning systems, to solar to other renewable technologies," said Pippin.
For now, solar panels can't fulfill all of the nation's energy needs. Still, solar is one option to fill those needs. It could be a big part of how we get our electricity.
Pippin said, "I think the future is bright."
And if solar and other forms of renewable energy are utilized, the future for the American economy could be just as bright.
To find out how you can sign up for tax incentives to install renewable energy source in your home, you can click here.
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