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Living off the grid (access required)

This off-the-grid house at 138 Kiser Street in Bessemer City features a metal roof and stone facade. A conversion system will allow the owner to store power from electric cars. Photo courtesy of Mike Stricklin

Joe Bowling attributes his longtime affinity to a self-sustaining lifestyle to his mother’s Depression-era childhood and her subsequent belief in the motto “waste not, want not.” The 49-year-old Air Force veteran and airplane mechanic even started a company 10 years ...

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Alevo announces plans for Concord plant (access required)

Alevo's "utility-grade" rechargeable batteries will be housed in 40-foot shipping containers called GridBanks. Photo by Eric Dinkins

After six years of research and development, energy service provider Alevo Group announced plans for its 2,000-acre manufacturing facility in Concord at a launch ceremony Tuesday. Alevo is repurposing the 3.5 million-square-foot building, previously the Philip Morris USA Industrial Campus ...

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Panelists outline challenges, opportunities for women in business (access required)

While the federal government shutdown is not having a direct impact on Charlotte businesses, it is creating uncertainty in the business community, according to panelists at The Mecklenburg Times Women’s Business Breakfast Forum. “With the shutdown and debate about the debt ceiling, people are waiting to make decisions,” said Natalie Haskins English, senior vice president of public policy for the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce.

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