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2010-03-11 15:42:00

SAN JOSE, Calif., March 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SunPower Corp., (Nasdaq: SPWRA, SPWRB), a Silicon Valley-based manufacturer of high-efficiency solar cells, solar panels and solar systems, today announced that the company has been awarded two grants totaling approximately $1.5 million from the California Solar Initiative Research, Development, Deployment and Demonstration (CSI RD&D) Program. SunPower will participate on two distinct projects with leading solar technologists to...

2010-02-26 15:05:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) is asking the California Public Utilities Commission and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to approve proposals that would reduce average electric rates by 2.5 percent from March 1 levels, beginning June 1. The proposals are among a number of measures PG&E is taking to help customers with their electricity costs. "We understand that electricity is a fundamental need, and know that...

2010-02-16 11:00:00

ANNAPOLIS, Md., Feb. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- A new residential installer and a new system engineer of Gaithersburg-based Standard Solar joined CEO Tony Clifford Tuesday in asserting the economic benefits of the state's solar industry and asking the Maryland General Assembly to improve incentives that are creating new clean energy jobs and growing the state's tax base. During a press conference organized by Environment Maryland, Amanda Braeuniger told attendees she is grateful to have found a...

2009-11-10 13:30:00

PHOENIX, Nov. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- The sun has a new dealer in the Phoenix market. Solar Eco Energy has opened to provide full-service solar solutions to homes and businesses in the greater Phoenix area. Through a new website, www.solarecoenergyAZ.com, company owner Michael Campbell is reminding home and business owners that Phoenix is the best market in the United States to capture the benefits of solar energy. "Phoenix averages well above 300 days of sunshine per year," Campbell said....

2009-11-02 10:00:00

Program Helps Add 5 MW of Capacity, Meets First Goal HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Edward G. Rendell said today that the new PA Sunshine Solar Program is performing better than expected and has helped to double the state's solar generating capacity in less than 6 months. According to the Department of Environmental Protection, the program has reached its first incentive milestone for small business rebates -- the deployment of 5 megawatts of solar power, or...

2009-10-19 20:51:00

LOS GATOS, Calif., Oct. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Tigo Energy, (www.tigoenergy.com), the solar company whose unique technology brings new levels of power output efficiency, management and control to photovoltaic solar installations, announced today that the Tigo Energy(TM) Maximizer ES and EP products have been listed on the CEC list of eligible equipment. Lists of CEC-certified eligible equipment are available at the following website: http://www.gosolarcalifornia.ca.gov/equipment/index....

2009-09-24 06:30:00

Unusual ConocoPhillips & Occidental Petroleum Contributions Noted SACRAMENTO, Sept. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- According to the California Secretary of States' web-site, ConocoPhillips and Occidental Petroleum made donations totaling $50,000(1) to Governor Schwarzenegger's Dream Team, ballot measure committee account. Each company made a $25,000 contribution on September 10, 2009. "The contribution from oil companies with significant dirty coal-interests(2)(3) reaffirms the need...

2009-09-01 08:30:00

DETROIT, Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Detroit Edison has introduced a new program that will make installing a solar energy system 50 percent more affordable for homes and businesses. Called SolarCurrents, the pilot program is intended to encourage Detroit Edison customers to purchase and install a solar energy system, and at the same time help the utility meet renewable energy targets contained in comprehensive energy legislation approved last year. "SolarCurrents provides a significant...

2009-07-15 07:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, July 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- GRID Alternatives, a non-profit organization bringing solar equipment, training and resources to low income families, has been selected by the California Public Utilities Commission to provide program management services for the California Solar Initiative (CSI) Single-Family Affordable Solar Homes (SASH) Program. As Program Manager for SASH, GRID Alternatives will directly market, finance, design, engineer and install small (1-3 kW) solar...

2009-07-08 08:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, July 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Fresco Solar has announced that it will construct solar photovoltaic ground arrays of one megawatt or more in size anywhere in the USA for $2.95 per watt. This new breakthrough pricing, when coupled with Federal tax credits and other local initiatives such as the California Solar Initiative, brings solar photovoltaic power within the realm of grid parity. Fresco Solar is an engineering, procurement and construction company based in Morgan Hill,...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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