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2010-08-03 06:40:00

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Aug. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Many companies in the United States want to "go green." It's good for the environment and great for business branding. But finding a smart, affordable way to make the leap, particularly when it comes to solar solutions, isn't always easy or practical. Many buildings have design limitations that make rooftop solar panels on buildings tricky to install. That's why EEPro, a leader in UL-certified solar modules and a provider of turnkey photovoltaic...

2009-09-24 06:45:00

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Sept. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Europe is the leader in solar photovoltaic installations, accounting for approximately 80 percent of 2008 demand. If President Obama's energy bill passes this fall, however, the U.S. is expected to step up its own solar power usage significantly, spurring previously unforeseen amounts of growth within this energy field. That's exactly why EEPro (http://www.eeprosolar.com) -- daughter company of Germany's EEPro GmbH (http://www.eepro-gmbh.de) --...

Word of the Day
  • 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.'