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VerbalInk.com, one of the leading providers of transcription services in the industry, announced today that it will offset its electricity usage annually from 2009 onward, starting with a recent purchase of wind-generated renewable energy credits (RECs) from Renewable Choice Energy equaling 100 percent of the company's 58 thousand kilowatt hours of electricity usage last year. The environmental impact of this commitment is similar to that of planting over 250 trees every year."In an era of climate change and energy sustainability concerns, our commitment to renewable energy projects reduces our environmental impact, promotes cleaner air, and reduces dependency on fossil fuels," said JR Wurster, founder and CEO of Verbal Ink. "It also encourages the development of renewable energy companies here in the United States, ultimately leading to more jobs and innovation at home."As the recent tragedy in the Gulf has shown, conventional fossil fuel production has come with increasing environmental costs. President Barack Obama's plan to promote alternative energy initiatives is hoped to spark new investments in clean technology that could conceivably reduce the burden borne by the environment."Our purchase of RECs from Renewable Choice Energy, a leader in renewable energy and other clean technology solutions, is a step in

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New Website Iswww.solar-eos.comSolar Energy Initiatives, Inc., with businesses in solar project development, distribution and workforce training, today announced the launch of Solar EOS's website and social media presence at www.solar-eos.com. Solar EOS supports the growth of the solar industry through training and education."Solar professionals are savvy users of technology and they need to have a resource online that can provide them relevant training opportunities, current information, and a place to share their thoughts on the industry," stated Ms. Ellen Leroy-Reed, President of Solar EOS Inc. "The Solar EOS website is meant to serve this purpose. Along with training dates and upcoming workshop descriptions, we also have the EOS blog where we discuss trends, newest technologies, case studies, and success stories happening in our growing industry. For those that follow social media, we are making our mark on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Ideas grow from our readers and our educational offerings develop from these online conversations. We recently added a robust webinar series based on the feedback from our students which will then provide needed CEUs for our professional clients. Solar EOS believes that our students deserve their education when, where, and how they need it. The EOS website makes that

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Total Revenues Expected to Top $8.5 Million in 2010Global Earth Energy, Inc. announced that its wholly owned subsidiary RCI Solar, Inc., a North American provider of renewable energy products and services, has received commitments totaling $3 Million in solar energy product sales from its dealership network for accelerated delivery in 2010."In just six short months, our dealers have accounted for over $3 million in contractual sales. With a strong pipeline of additional contracts, RCI is on track to achieve record sales growth this year. We expect to generate total revenues of approximately $8.5 million to $10 million in 2010," said Mel Dick, president of RCI Solar, Inc."A well-established dealership network provides the expert implementation, installation and maintenance of all our systems. New business referrals from our dealerships can lead to additional revenue upside potential in the near future," said Syd Harland, CEO of Global Earth Energy, Inc.About Global Earth Energy, Inc.Through its subsidiary RCI Solar, Inc., Global Earth Energy, Inc. provides renewable energy products and services to residential and commercial markets in North America. The Company sells complete turnkey renewable energy solutions based on three core products: Solar Domestic Hot Water, Solar Photo Voltaic (PV) Panels and AQUA III Heating

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SOLON SE and its Australian representative CBD Energy announce a new partnership with Bright Generation, an Australian start-up company. Bright Generation, based at Murdoch University is focused on developing innovative products that make it possible to use solar energy more cost-effectively. The two companies have agreed that SOLON will deliver SOLON Black 130/04 solar modules to Bright Generation. Bright Generation will integrate them into their newly developed combinational product, SolarCombi. Bright Generation's SolarCombi combines photovoltaics and solar thermal power in the single streamlined system and is marketed to home owners in Australia."We are pleased that we can expand our activities in this promising market through our partnership with Bright Generation," says Stefan Säuberlich, CEO of SOLON SE. "SOLON is a manufacturer of premium products and Bright Generation values excellent quality." "We are pleased to support Solon products in SolarCombi as we believe that Solon's unprecedented quality is an excellent fit for our product," says Andrew Hall, CEO of Bright Generation.The SolarCombi is the first system that is optimally designed to maximize access to the various renewable energy schemes for subsidies in Australia. The Australian government's target is to require a minimum of 20 percent of energy to come from renewable

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ENN Solar Energy Co., Ltd. a leading clean energy company based in China, with research and development facilities in both Hebei, China and Silicon Valley, the U.S., announced that it will continue to advance silicon-based thin film solar cell technology.Mr. Hongqiu Cai, CEO of ENN Solar Energy Co., Ltd., stated, "We will give full play to our advantages, vigorously develop integrated applications with thin film technology, and provide more competitive solar products and services."On July 21, Applied Materials, Inc. announced to restructure its Energy and Environmental Solutions (EES) segment, and to discontinue sales to new customers of its SunFab(TM) fully-integrated lines for manufacturing thin film solar panels but will offer individual tools for sale to thin film solar manufactures. Applied Materials will continue to support existing SunFab customers with services, upgrades and capacity increases. Meanwhile, R&D efforts to improve thin film panel efficiency and high-productivity deposition will continue.ENN Solar Energy Co., Ltd. has a SunFab production line from Applied Materials, which completed acceptance in 2009, and since then has been in volume production with products that meet customers' needs. ENN's technical team has fully mastered all of the manufacturing process of SunFab production line. Many innovations have been made during

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Portland General Electric has completed installation of the largest rooftop solar project in the Pacific Northwest -- a 673,000-square-foot, 2.4-megawatt project atop the roofs of seven ProLogis distribution warehouses in Portland, Gresham, and Clackamas.Working with local contractors, PGE and ProLogis began construction of the $14 million solar project in March 2010 and brought the project online in early July 2010. This is the second rooftop solar project with ProLogis, a distribution facilities company, bringing PGE's total solar build-out with ProLogis to 3.5 megawatts of solar energy."Solar is clearly growing in Oregon and our customers are helping drive that," said Carol Dillin, PGE's vice president of customers and economic development. "We have seen unprecedented growth of residential and business solar projects in our area over the past two years which, coupled with the growth in solar manufacturing, helps develop more clean, renewable resources for the region and stimulate Oregon's green economy."With the new 2.4-megawatt project, PGE will have more than 14.3 megawatts of solar capacity in its resource mix, including the 104-kilowatt solar highway demonstration project with the Oregon Department of Transportation and more than 10.7 megawatts of customer-owned solar energy projects PGE supports through its net metering program. PGE also

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Solyndra, Inc., a manufacturer of innovative cylindrical solar photovoltaic (PV) systems for commercial rooftops, today announced that Brian Harrison has joined the company as President and CEO and will be appointed to the Board of Directors. Since 2008, Mr. Harrison has served as President and CEO of Numonyx, B.V., a leading international flash memory company. Chris Gronet, Solyndra's Founder and current CEO, will continue to serve the company in an executive capacity and as Chairman of the Board of Directors."A demonstrated leader of Brian's caliber is an excellent addition to Solyndra's existing management team," said Dr. Gronet. "Brian's strong understanding of sophisticated manufacturing operations, history of achieving significant product and manufacturing cost reductions, and experience in building an international sales and marketing organization make him the right person to lead our growth."Steve Mitchell, Managing Director of Argonaut Private Equity and a member of the Board of Directors said, "Brian has proven he can ramp operations while aggressively driving down costs in a very competitive global industry."Mr. Harrison said, "I am extremely excited about joining Solyndra. Solyndra's rooftop photovoltaic system is highly differentiated, and the market opportunity for the company is tremendous. I look forward to leading Solyndra to be

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The North Carolina Solar Center (NCSC) is the proud recipient of a new Southwest Windpower Skystream 3.7 small wind system - one of the most widely deployed residential/small wind turbines on the market. It is located at the Solar Center's test and training facility adjacent to North Carolina State University's McKimmon Center. This system has a rated capacity of 2.4 kW, which includes remote monitoring of system performance. A wind turbine system of this size should offset up to half of a typical home's electricity usage each month.The turbine, installed by Baker Renewable Energy, is mounted on a 45-foot, tilt-up, segmented monopole tower located in the training annex at the Solar House. This addition to the training facility will enhance two major NC Solar Center training and development program areas."The NCSC training and workforce development program will utilize the turbine as a crucial, practical component to complement the theoretical content of the program. This allows the 50 plus engineers, contractors and other professionals taking the course at NCSC each year to fully develop a well-rounded understanding of wind systems, " said Maria O'Farrell, training programs manager at NCSC.The weeklong, small wind course is a part of the NC Solar Center's

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RMT, Inc. has been selected by First Wind for engineering and construction of its Kahuku Wind energy facility located on the island of Oahu in Hawaii. Construction has commenced on the 30-MW project and is expected to be complete by the end of this year."After RMT built our Milford, Utah, wind farm last year, we knew we'd be working with them again," explains Michael Alvarez, First Wind President and Chief Financial Officer. "They have proven that they can handle the challenging engineering and construction issues to keep our projects on schedule and within budget."RMT will be providing engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) to support the installation of 12 Clipper Liberty 2.5-MW wind turbines. The civil infrastructure will include roads, crane walks and pads, and turbine foundations. RMT will also design and construct the electrical infrastructure, including a 23-kV underground collector system and a 23/46-kV step-up substation. RMT is also responsible for tower erection and construction of a 7,000-square-foot operations and maintenance building."Kahuku Wind is building on Hawaii's longstanding tradition of self-sufficiency, capturing the local wind resources to provide a renewable energy solution for Oahu," explains Frank Greb, RMT General Manager and Vice President. "This clean energy facility will have the

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Solar Energy Initiatives, Inc., with businesses in solar project development, distribution and workforce training, today announced that the Company's SNRY Solar Inc division has completed a sale of PV solar panels totaling $1.5 million with an international purchaser. The profitable business line concentrates on selling both solar thermal and solar photovoltaic systems as well as the managing of solar thermal government contracts."This sale marks the largest transaction to date from our newly formed SNRY Solar subsidiary," stated Mr. Eric Johnson, President of SNRY Solar Inc. "This achievement is a direct result of our ability to provide worldwide sales and product support to our customers and dealers. Finalizing this transaction shows that we have truly turned the corner in our ability to serve the international marketplace. Our sales and order fulfillment team, working closely with our dedicated supplier, did a fabulous job on very short notice. We are encouraged with our ability to expand our market presence via the international sale as we continue to experience strong demand in the U.S. Going forward, we remain dedicated to expanding our solar panel division as we continue to sign and complete a large number of municipal contracts. SNRY Solar looks forward to securing

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