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NEXTRANS Hosts Solar Power Initiative Meeting

July 28, 2009

The NEXTRANS Center, in collaboration with the Discovery Park Energy Center, hosted a Solar Power Initiative Exploratory Meeting at Purdue University on July 24, 2009. This meeting aimed to evaluate the possibility of utilizing solar power to provide electricity for lighting of major highway intersections.

The meeting was chaired by Leigh Morris, Deputy Commissioner, Toll Road Oversight, Indiana Department of Transportation and Chairman of the Board, Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority. Participants included representatives from the State of Indiana; Duke Energy; NIPSCO; Indianapolis Power & Light; Inovateus Solar LLC; Indiana and Michigan Power; Indiana Economic Development Corporation; Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT), Federal Highway Administration, Indiana Division; Purdue University; Discovery Park; the Joint Transportation Research Program (JTRP); and the NEXTRANS Center.

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