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British supermarket chain Tesco, the fourth-largest retail chain in the world, is teaming up with Los Angeles-based Solar Integrated Technologies to build what is claimed to be the world's biggest roof-top solar panel installation. Solar Integrated won the $13 million contract to install solar panels on the roof of Tesco USA's new distribution center in Riverside, California.

Chris Phillips, a 39-year-old in Hartford, Connecticut, recently spent $1,600 to convert his 2005 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Wagon into a grease car. Not that he's running on VegOil, he figures he can pretty much drive for free for the life of the car. What attracted me to this story in the Hartford Advocate was the way that this green car story so comfortably fits into the Advocate's "My Ride" series of locals and their vehicles of choice.