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  1. Environmentally sustainable Cleveland community to use solar electric power

    NEWARK, Del., July 24, 2002 -- AstroPower Inc. announced recently that it will provide solar electric power systems for the Cleveland EcoVillage, an environmentally sustainable townhouse development currently under construction in Cleveland, OH. AstroPower's partner in the urban regeneration project, the Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization (DSCDO), has been awarded funding from the Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA) to power homes in the community with solar electric power. Managed by DSCDO, a nonprofit community development firm in Cleveland, and EcoCity Cleveland, a nonprofit environmental planning organization, the Cleveland EcoVillage is designed to nationally showcase green-building technologies and to illustrate the potential of urban life in the most ecological way possible. SEPA is providing funding for the project through Solar Power Solutions (SPS), an initiative funded by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and managed by SEPA. This initiative is designed to address the barriers to commercialization and market penetration of solar electric power by increasing community involvement and developing the local solar infrastructure. The Cleveland EcoVillage will feature AstroPower 1.2-kilowatt SunLine™ Solar Electric Home Power Systems in nine homes. A tenth home, which will serve as the community's model, will feature a 4.8-kilowatt SunLine system. AstroPower's SunLine system generates solar electric power and delivers it through the home's existing circuits. Electricity not used in the home is sent back to the utility grid, spinning the utility meter backward and generating a credit on the homeowner's utility bill. The system features all necessary components for ease of operation, including a power meter so homeowners can monitor performance. "Our partnership with AstroPower has allowed us to install and demonstrate the latest in alternative energy sources," said David Rowe, EcoVillage Project Manager, DSCDO. "Furthermore, the partnership has enabled us to further the goal of the EcoVillage project -- to be a national demonstration in green building." Recently named one of Governor Bob Taft's 2002 EnergySmart Communities, the Cleveland EcoVillage will feature energy-efficient features in addition to solar electric power, and will be built using sustainable design practices. The project receives additional support from the DOE's Building America Program, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the City of Cleveland and a number of community organizations. "The Cleveland EcoVillage is designed to foster urban regeneration," said Dr. Allen Barnett, President and CEO of AstroPower. "However, the project goes a significant step further. By incorporating solar electric power into the community, the Cleveland EcoVillage is bringing the technology to an area where it can provide a considerable economic benefit. AstroPower is proud to participate in this project, as it will improve the quality of life in an urban community while bringing solar electric power further into the mainstream market." About AstroPower Headquartered in Newark, Delaware, AstroPower is the world's largest independent manufacturer of solar electric power products, and one of the world's fastest-growing solar electric power companies. AstroPower develops, manufactures, markets and sells a range of solar electric power generation products, including solar cells, modules, and panels as well as its SunChoice™ pre-packaged systems for the global marketplace. Solar electric power systems provide a clean, renewable source of electricity in both off- grid and on-grid applications. For more information, please visit www.astropower.com. About Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization (DSCDO) Encompassing the area bounded by West 45th and West 85th Streets between Interstate 90 and Lake Erie in Cleveland, Ohio, the Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization (DSCDO) guides the physical, economic, and social development of the neighborhood toward an improved quality of life. Its three sectors of involvement -- Residential, Commercial, and Industrial/Instructional -- ensure that the decisions made by the organization bring about well-balanced progress for the community. Specific purposes include: commercial and residential rehabilitation and development, the preservation and creation of affordable housing, obtaining municipal improvements and services, securing better police protection and enhancing police-citizen relations. For more information, please visit www.dscdo.org.

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    Wed, 24 Jul 2002

  2. Astropower gains FSEC approval of its packaged solar electric power systems

    AstroPower, Inc. announced that its packaged solar electric power SunUPS™ photovoltaic (PV) system is the first PV system with battery storage to be approved under the Florida Photovoltaic Buildings Program of the Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC).

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    Thu, 26 Oct 2000

  3. $2.3 million project aims to optimize residential solar electric power systems for the California market

    AstroPower Inc. was awarded a cost-shared contract by the Sacramento Municipal Utility District to complete a research and development project funded partly by the California Energy Commission.

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    Wed, 28 Aug 2002

  4. El Paso Electric goes coal free

    This announcement comes at the end of a 50-year contract and sale of EPE’s seven percent ownership of the coal-fired generating plant, Four Corners Generating Station 

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    Wed, 3 Aug 2016

  1. Hawaii ‘Going Where No State Has Gone Before’ on Renewables

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    Wed, 13 Jul 2016

  2. Hawaii ‘going where no state has gone before’ on renewables

    Hawaii, New York, SEIA officials address EIA gathering

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    Fri, 15 Jul 2016

  3. US Solar, Demand Response-Smart Grid Associations Merge

    The Solar Electric Power Association and Association for Demand Response and Smart Grid on Nov. 10 said that they are merging into one organization.

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    Wed, 11 Nov 2015

  4. Largest solar electric power plant in Western Pennsylvania unveiled to public

    IKEA, Green Mountain Energy Company, and Sun Power Electric, are teaming up to harness the power of the sun to generate pollution-free electricity for the Pittsburgh area.

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    Tue, 30 Oct 2001

  5. Black & Veatch, SEPA Look at Effects of Distributed Energy Resources on Utility Planning

    In a new white paper, Black & Veatch and the Solar Electric Power Association profile emerging utility planning practices for distributed energy resources (DERs), including demand response technologies and electric vehicles.

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    Thu, 3 Mar 2016

  6. Utilities across the US embracing solar energy

    For the sixth year in a row, the U.S. Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA) has ranked utilities across the nation in terms of how much solar energy they have incorporated into their user base.

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    Tue, 16 Apr 2013

  7. SEPA: Solar capacity surpassed 2 GW for first time in 2012

    The Top 10 Utility Solar Rankings Report from the Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA) shows that large-scale solar projects in the U.S. drove market growth up 160 percent to surpass 2 GW for the first time in 2012.

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    Tue, 18 Jun 2013

  8. Solar: The Best of Times; The Worst of Times

    The opening session on Solar Power International in Orlando, Fla. kicked off on Sept. 10 with a Newlywed Game-style gameshow among six industry leaders, as well as inspiring presentations from Julia Hamm, president and CEO of the Solar Electric Power Association and Rhone Resch, president and CEO ...

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    Tue, 11 Sep 2012

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