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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....

2008-08-06 15:00:49

To: STATE EDITORS Contact: Nelson Mumma Jr. of Cohn & Wolfe, +1-404-260-3517, nelson.mumma@cohnwolfe.com, for Shea Homes DELAND, Fla., Aug. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Victoria Gardens by Shea Homes will offer free solar power systems to its homebuyers through August 31. Shea Homes is the first builder to roll out a national solar offering and has chosen to work with BP Solar, a global leader in solar energy. The initiative is part of the builder's ongoing commitment to reducing the carbon...

2008-07-08 12:01:07

Leading residential and commercial solar installation company REC Solar, Inc. announced it has been selected as a preferred solar electricity provider by Cupertino's "Cool Cities" program. To celebrate, REC Solar is running a special summer program offering Cupertino residents group discounts on solar electric systems for their homes and businesses. According to Lisa A. Giefer, Vice Chairperson of the Planning Commission for the City of Cupertino, "Members of Cool Cities, a division of...

2008-06-19 09:00:59

Akeena Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ:AKNS), a leading designer and installer of solar power systems, today announced Kevin Blake, Southern California Regional Sales Manager, will chair the Irvine Chamber of Commerce new "Go Green Committee." The city of Irvine has recently seen an upswing in solar interest, most notably with the recent deal to build a 1.2 megawatts system on the rooftops of University of California, Irvine. However, this committee marks the first attempt at a joint community effort...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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