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sun belt

The southernmost states in America, known for consistently warm, sunny weather. Primarily heard in US. I always looked down on seniors who move to the sun belt after they retire, but now that I'm starting to get older, I find myself liking the sound of that more and more. I grew up in the sun belt, so seeing snow for the first time as a twenty-year-old was pretty remarkable.
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the Sun Belt

The region of the United States comprising the southernmost states (and southernmost portion of California) along the US-Mexico border. The Sun Belt tends to attract large numbers of retirees due to its year-round warm weather. We get a lot of students moving up here from the Sun Belt who have never even seen snow before.
See also: belt, sun

sun belt

The southern and southwestern United States, as in Retirees have been moving to the sun belt for years. It is so called for its warm climate. [Mid-1900s]
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sun belt

n. the southern U.S. states, where it is generally warm and sunny. (see also rust belt.) I want to retire to the sun belt.
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Senior running back Bobby Rainey returns after leading the Sun Belt with an average 137.4 yards a game and scoring 7.5 points a game, good for second in the conference.
Arkansas State was just 4-8 last year and 4-4 in the Sun Belt, but seven of the program's games in 2010 were decided by a touchdown or less, something Freeze hopes to change this year.
WKU eked out a one-point victory in the Sun Belt Tournament in Hot Springs.
Linebackers, he said, have lived up to his high hopes before the season, led by Javon McKinnon, who picked up a Sun Belt defensive player of the week honor earlier in the year.
Middle was the Sun Belt's representative in the New Orleans Bowl, where the Blue Raiders out-scored Southern Miss 42-32.
But something happened last March that many folks around the league didn't expect when the Sun Belt announced it was playing the 2009, '10 and '11 tournaments in the Spa City: Folks not only embraced the neutral site, but they had a good time way off in Arkansas (consider that five of the league programs are at least 400 miles away and two are in deep south Florida).
Key matchup: Middle Tennessees defense against an Arkansas State team that leads the Sun Belt Conference in total, scoring and passing offense.
Pakistan is located on a sun belt with potential capacity for solar photovoltaic installation at 1,600 GW, which is 40 times greater than the present consumption.
While we have started to shift our long term growth strategy to Sun Belt states outside of the Midwest, our terrific in place team continues to allow us to be opportunistic buyers in the Midwest."
The 23-year-old enjoyed four goal-packed years with Middle Tennessee University in the Sun Belt Soccer Conference before graduating in December 2012.
Turkish energy company Greenway has completed the construction of Turkey's first "concentrated solar power tower plant" (CSP) in the southern province of Mersin, which is located on one of the world's major Sun Belt areas.The plant, which has been built with an investment of $50 million by Greenway with the support of Turkey's science watchdog TB_TAK and the Technology Development Foundation of Turkey (TTGV), generates 5 MW of thermal power, equivalent to the energy requirement of 1,500 houses."Turkey is located on a major sun belt and is lucky compared to many countries that develop technology in this field," Co-founder of Greenway and Project Management Director Serdar Erturan said in a statement.
The football Red Wolves won their second consecutive Sun Belt Conference championship and the 2013 GoDaddy, corn Bowl; the basketball teams continue to lead or be near the top of the Sun Belt standings each year and ASU is preparing to construct a $22 million athletic facility.
*10 MW in Punjab by Tech Access, *10 MW in Kasur by Roshan Power and *02 MW in Southern Punjab by First Solar, *01 MW at POF by Wah Industries Limited, Pakistan falls in the global sun belt and its solar energy potential ranges between 4.9 to 7.0 kwh/m2/day, which is considered excellent.
He said that Pakistan being on the Sun Belt is highly suitable for the generation of electricity through solar.
He said Pakistan falls on the Global Sun Belt, and possesses large solar energy potential with a range of 4.9 kwh/m2/day to 7kwh/m2/day of solar isolation which is considered excellent.