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2014-07-22 08:24:03

Agreement Provides 20 Years of Fixed Energy Pricing BELMONT, Calif., July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SunEdison, Inc. (NYSE:SUNE), a leading solar technology manufacturer and provider of solar energy services, today announced that it has signed a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with the Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA). The power purchase agreement enables SNWA to lock in a significant portion of its energy costs at a fixed rate, providing an effective hedge against future...

2009-09-01 00:54:30

A state water authority manager suggests providing public funds for seeding clouds in Northern Nevada for drinking water in Las Vegas. Southern Nevada Water Authority General Manager Pat Mulroy suggested his agency provide funds to keep a Desert Research Institute cloud seeding program operating, The Las Vegas Sun reported Monday. Water authority staff members must determine whether it would be in southern Nevada's best interest to fund part of the cloud-seeding program, so the DRI could...

2008-10-13 18:00:17

LAS VEGAS, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Nearly 1,200 participants from 42 states and the District of Columbia as well as 17 foreign nations attended the inaugural WaterSmart Innovations Conference and Exposition, October 8-10 in Las Vegas. Presented by the Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA) in partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) WaterSense program and other leading national and international organizations, WSI offered 150 professional sessions in a variety of...

2008-09-22 06:00:18

By John L. Smith Southern Nevada homeowners who get scolded for over-soaking their sod will cringe at this news. But a Las Vegas Valley Water District official says the decision this week to drain 20 million gallons from the new Levi reservoir in the northwest was absolutely necessary. That's right: 20 million gallons. At four gallons per flush, that's 5 million flushes. The worst news is, the water won't return to the system via a sewer drain. It is headed down a flood-control...

2005-08-02 19:42:27

By Jim Christie SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Nevada may be near a deal that would clear the way for one of the most ambitious water projects in the arid U.S. Southwest since the Hoover Dam -- a $5 billion network of wells and pipelines to bring water to the booming Las Vegas area. The agreement would allow the Southern Nevada Water Authority to proceed with its plan for a $5 billion water project, including 500 miles of pipelines, to meet the increasing demand for water in the booming Las...


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  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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