Solar

Smart Growth Advocates Attract Renewable Energy Company

With Prism Solar Technologies’ letter of interest in hand to locate its solar photovoltaic (PV) technology and modules manufacturing plant to Pueblo, Colorado, the Pueblo-based Smart Growth Advocates nonprofit is attracting jobs in renewable energy.

Prism Solar, which needs nearly 100,000 square feet of manufacturing space, has developed a patented holographic solar module (HEPV) technology that requires significantly less silicon than traditional solar modules, reducing the cost per watt of PV modules. Jeremy Hays of the Apollo Alliance, a coalition of labor unions, environmentalists, businesses and community groups dedicated to creating shared prosperity in the new energy economy, said, “This is a great example of how communities can secure their long-term economic future by focusing on good jobs and energy independence for America.” According to Smart Growth Advocates co-founder Loraine Torres, “Leading by example, Pueblo can redefine its proud heritage as the ‘Steel City’ to embrace the new economy of renewable energy.”