For full article see Mississippi Business Journal, September 24, 2015
SUMESH ARORA — In my last column I shared the nationally acclaimed story about how the Mississippi Baptist Medical Center (MBMC) in Jackson kept its lights on in the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Katrina by relying on their combined heat and power system. Another tiny ray of light, literally and figuratively, was the solar panel system installed at a home located on Mills Avenue in Gulfport. This one-kilowatt solar photovoltaic (PV) system was installed in early 2003 as a demonstration project by the Mississippi Alternative Energy Enterprise (MAEE) program. Innovate Mississippi (known at the time as the Mississippi Technology Alliance) managed the MAEE program. I served as the project development engineer for MAEE from 2003 – 2005 and had an opportunity to work on several renewable energy projects around the state including this one.