Posted on 13 October 2011.
Greenest Manufacturing Plant in the US Opens
Greener technologies and green lifestyles have been growing in popularity for years as the constant environmental movement continues to gain strength. Recently many companies have taken heed and have begun to make changes on their own as well; this week one of the biggest changes yet has taken place. Frito-Lay is the company responsible for the change and many analysts say that this could be what leads to the green revolution in the manufacturing industry.
The changes made were quite astonishing; Frito-Lay officially opened a new manufacturing facility this week and it has been dubbed the greenest manufacturing facility in the United States. The name is not just for show either, Frito-Lay really did work hard to develop the new plant into a green plan that uses little to no energy other than what it can produce. The plant which opened in Arizona has a variety of futuristic and cutting edge energy sources that are often unheard of in the industry but thanks to the combination of these Frito-Lay managed to make the new plant function on 75% of the power generated by the plant.
This is an absolutely astonishing feat given that most manufacturing plants do not generate any of their own power in any way. The fact that Frito-Lay’s new manufacturing plant draws 75% of its power from self-sustaining energy sources truly shows how far alternative energy has advanced; it is also a sign of hope for the future of manufacturing and green energy.
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Posted on 29 September 2011.
Government Approves Alternative Energy Funding
The idea of alternative energies to fossil fuels has been around for quite some time and in recent years it has really become a hot topic with many people. In particular the idea of clean solar power has become popular because it offers an abundance of power without any real pollution. Fortunately today the U.S. government took a step in the right direction by approving a budget of approximately 1 billion dollars to further research and implementation of large solar farms.
According to the official budget the 1 billion dollars is actually being given in the form of a loan which the two major corporations will be forced to repay upon completion of the project. The massive solar farms are expected to produce significant advancements in terms of solar technology while also producing significant amounts of energy and power from the solar radiation.
This is good news on multiple levels. First off it is obviously good to see that some major development is being done on clean energy for much of the world; more importantly analysts say that the advancements in solar technology thanks to this project will likely make a huge impact on future efficiency of solar panels. This should, theoretically, mean that in the future it will be cheaper for companies and the government to implement solar power farms; these projects will not only be cheaper, they will also be more efficient which means they are significantly better in a wide variety of ways.
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