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2014-04-23 08:25:47

MOUNTAIN VIEW and SAN JOSE, Calif., April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) and SunPower Corp. (NASDAQ: SPWR) today announced a new program that will provide financing to support approximately $250 million of residential solar lease projects. Both companies are investing in the program, with Google committing up to $100 million and SunPower committing approximately $150 million. Thousands of homeowners are expected to finance solar power systems through SunPower...

2014-04-23 08:25:33

Projects to Support Local Construction and Manufacturing Jobs BELMONT, Calif. and TORONTO, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SunEdison (NYSE:SUNE), a leading solar technology manufacturer and provider of solar energy services, announced today that it has closed on financing for two solar power plants to be built in Ontario, Canada. Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. is providing construction financing. The plants will provide employment for skilled manufacturing and construction workers in...

2014-04-22 16:23:15

Intersolar North America Expands Energy Storage Exhibition Segment, Unveils Conference Sessions Dedicated to the Latest Innovations and Market Policies SAN FRANCISCO, April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Intersolar North America, the most attended industry exhibition and conference in North America for solar professionals to exchange information and develop business opportunities, is expanding its focus on energy storage for the 2014 event. Intersolar North America exhibition will feature a host of...

2014-04-22 16:22:45

SAN FRANCISCO, April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin has signed an Executive Order to promote the growth of distributed solar and wind in Oklahoma. Governor Fallin issued the Order while signing Senate Bill 1456 into law. The Order states that "all executive entities shall support all forms of energy, including both traditional fossil fuels and renewable energy sources like wind and solar power, as outlined and mandated by the Oklahoma First Energy...

2014-04-22 08:25:49

SAN JOSE, Calif., April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today at Hall District Elementary School in Watsonville, Calif., Pajaro Valley Unified School District (PVUSD) and SunPower Corp. (NASDAQ: SPWR) celebrated the planned installation of 1.2-megawatts of high efficiency SunPower solar power systems at five district schools. PVUSD estimates that, based on its current utility rates, the solar power generated by the systems will curtail approximately $380,000 of annual electricity costs. "We...

2014-04-22 08:24:50

GUELPH, Ontario, April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Canadian Solar Inc. (the "Company" or "Canadian Solar") (NASDAQ: CSIQ), one of the world's largest solar power companies, today announced that it has been awarded a module supply agreement to provide 43MW of photovoltaic ("PV") modules to the second largest solar power plant project in Japan. "We are proud to announce this large module supply agreement to provide our high efficiency modules to the second largest solar power...

2014-04-21 08:22:22

Utility Solar Facility Located in Kern County BELMONT, Calif., April 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SunEdison (NYSE:SUNE), a leading solar technology manufacturer and provider of solar energy services has interconnected a 20-megawatt AC (alternating current) solar plant in Kern County, California. The project, known as the Adobe Solar Facility, is owned by Southern Company subsidiary Southern Power and Turner Renewable Energy and is composed of 80,000 SunEdison Silvantis(TM) Solar PV...

2014-04-21 08:21:40

WALNUT, Calif., April 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sunvalley Solar, Inc. (SSOL), a leading solar power technology and solar system integration company, announced today that it has been awarded a new 1,122KW solar system installation contract from Wreden Ranch in Handord, CA. The 1,122KW contract is for a system capable of generating 2,096,352Wh of electrical power annually. The system utilizes 3,740 pieces of high-efficiency 300-watt poly-crystalline solar panels. "This is definitely a...

2014-04-16 23:12:27

Masdar Institute of Science and Technology and NEST AS are planning to develop a large-scale thermal energy storage technology (TES) pilot in Masdar City in preparation for MENA’s emerging CSP industry. London, UK (PRWEB) April 16, 2014 Masdar Institute’s solar energy department has been focusing on the development of concentrated solar power (CSP) and has recently launched the ‘Beam Down’ solar concentrator, a 100kWh CSP pilot plant. The Institute is now using the ‘Beam Down’...

2014-04-16 23:05:41

A solar entrepreneur and recreational survivalist has designed SunJack, a 20 Watt solar powered quick-charger and battery pack system for on-the-go power—and as a first step to clean energy independence for the people of Papua New Guinea. Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) April 16, 2014 Harold Tan, a solar entrepreneur and recreational survivalist, has launched a new Kickstarter campaign to build and market SunJack, the world’s most portable 20-Watt solar charger and battery pack for...


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  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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