Locally Grown Power and IdealPV, two California-based companies, are partnering with Mansfield, Ohio's North End Community Improvement Collaborative (NECIC) to test an idea that uses low-cost solar photovoltaic (PV) panels to revitalize ailing communities, CleanTechnica.com reports. The proposed public-private partnership would establish a solar PV assembly plant and installation program and would install solar PV for any willing local residents and businesses, the article said. In addition to energy savings, the project would create approximately 440 jobs. If successful, the project could be replicated across the country. For more, read the full story here.