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2010-01-25 07:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- One Block Off the Grid (1BOG), the nation's largest solar consumer advocate, today announced the launch of the company's first East Coast solar group purchasing campaign. Homeowners throughout the northern part of New Jersey can now sign up for free to join the Northern New Jersey 1BOG solar campaign and buy residential solar energy at a group discount rate of only $5.45 per watt. This is a 16% reduction over standard rates for solar in the region for...

2009-12-18 08:30:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania is bolstering its position as a leader in solar energy with new investments of more than $10 million in 12 new projects, Governor Edward G. Rendell said following the Commonwealth Financing Authority's approval of the projects. The total installed capacity of the planned projects is a little more than 9.1 megawatts, or enough to power approximately 1,000 homes. "From helping a school district become more energy efficient,...

2009-12-16 08:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- One Block Off The Grid (1BOG), the nation's largest solar group purchasing company, today announced the extension of the current Bay Area 1BOG campaign to coincide with a pilot green jobs partnership. Together with groSolar and local nonprofit Solar Richmond, through January 31, 1BOG is offering members who purchase solar a unique opportunity to sponsor a green-collar worker. The current Bay Area 1BOG solar campaign has been extended through January...

2009-12-10 07:30:00

DEPTFORD, N.J., Dec. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- International Rollforms, Inc., a family-owned, manufacturing operation specializing in custom roll forming production, recently announced the installation of a solar energy system at its 65,000 square foot Deptford, New Jersey manufacturing plant. This move to clean manufacturing is part of their effort on increasing efficiency in their business processes while committing to creating a greener environment. International Rollforms' new solar...

2008-10-22 09:00:35

Clear Skies Solar has announced an $8 million agreement with Prayag Green Solar Power to develop and construct a 2MW solar power project in Chitrakoot in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India. The agreement has given opportunity for the company to execute other contracts in the region, including a previously announced $20 million project to design and construct a multi-megawatt solar power system in Uttar Pradesh. Clear Skies Solar will provide the technology, engineering and construction...

2008-10-15 09:00:36

Riverside Partners has announced the acquisition and merger of Solar Works and SolarWrights into a solar energy integration company. The new company brings together the region's designer and installer of commercial solar systems with the region's residential solar energy provider. In addition to solar electric and solar thermal expertise, the company will provide its customers with wind energy solutions through the integration of WindWrights, the wind division of SolarWrights. Combined,...

2008-09-16 00:00:27

By Jayashree Nandi BANGALORE: Like all of us, T L Madhu , a marketing professional, was fed up of frequent power cuts and hefty bills. He then hit upon a solution that promised to end his electricity woes. Solar energy. Apart from a water heater, he got solar-powered lights fitted in all the rooms of his Banashankari II Stage house. For just Rs 28,000, Madhu bought five lights, wiring, panels and batteries. Enthused by his success, his inlaws and many neighbours have switched to solar...

2008-08-27 06:00:44

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/cc3493/innovative_solar_p) has announced the addition of the "Innovative Solar Power Initiatives and Business Models" report to their offering. The 1st Edition of the "Innovative Solar Power Initiatives and Business Models" report is a 40-page overview of the new methods that are being used to increase the installation of solar power systems by end-users. The utility industry has typically used rebates and production...

2008-08-19 15:01:11

Real Goods Solar, Inc., (NASDAQ:RSOL) a California residential solar system and green living veteran, has announced today that it was selected by 1 Block Off the Grid (www.1BOG.org), an independent consumer advocacy group, to provide turnkey residential solar system installations to its members with existing homes in San Francisco. San Francisco based 1 Block Off the Grid is a nationwide consumer-based initiative, the largest in the country, that focuses on driving the adoption of...

2008-08-14 00:00:39

Solar panels have been installed on the roof of Lincoln's City Hall in an energy saving move. Yesterday eight solar panels were installed on the roof and the city council estimates they will save pounds800 a year in energy bills. Estimations show the panels will make an annual energy saving of 16,000 kWh, which is enough to supply five households with hot water for an entire year. The panels cost pounds8,000 to install, which the council received a pounds4,000 Government grant towards....