Based on data provided by the California Solar Initiative (CSI), sales of new production homes with rooftop solar power systems nearly doubled from 2011 to 2012, signaling increasing home buyer demand to control monthly electricity costs using clean, renewable solar power.
An estimated 4,000 new production solar homes were built in California last year, ten times the number built just seven years ago during the housing construction boom. SunPower estimates that strong growth in the sector will continue, with more than 20 percent of new production homes being solar powered this year.
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NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NRG), NRG Yield, Inc. (NYSE: NYLD), and SunPower Corp. (NASDAQ: SPWR) today announced the completion of the final phase of the California Valley Solar Ranch (CVSR) photovoltaic (PV) generating facility in San Luis Obispo County, California, bringing total electric generating capacity of the plant up to 250 megawatts (AC). NRG acquired CVSR from SunPower in 2011, and the project is jointly owned by NRG Yield (48.95%). CVSR is one of the world’s largest operating solar PV power plants and will sell its electricity to Pacific Gas & Electric under two long-term power purchase agreements.
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Moët Hennessy, Official Partner, reaffirms its support for Solar Impulse and its pursuit of the first round-the-world flight powered only by solar energy.
Its support of Solar Impulse as an Official Partner shows Moët Hennessy's taste for pushing the envelope and conquering new territories, as well as recognizing the role of excellence and innovation as two key drivers of progress worldwide.
Growth in the Moët Hennessy group and its 22 prestigious brands has been powered by their pioneering spirit and the conquest of new territories. The first consignment of champagne was dispatched to Russia in 1780 by Veuve Clicquot. Hennessy began exporting cognac to the United States in 1787, two years before the French Revolution, followed by China in 1859. Today, Moët Hennessy exports 95% of its production and is the world's leading producer and exporter of luxury wines and spirits.
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earth we abuse and the living things we kill will, in the end, take
their revenge; for in exploiting their presence we are diminishing our
future. When we heal the earth, we heal ourselves. Take care of the
earth and she will take care of you. There are no passengers on
Spaceship Earth. We are all crew.
Bestselling author Catherynne M. Valente (The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making etc) returns to adult fiction with an eagerly awaited new novel: RADIANCE. She applies the phenomenal talent that made the Fairyland series so popular to give readers what she describes as a decopunk pulp science fiction alt-history space opera mystery set in a Hollywood—and solar system—very different from our own. http://www.catherynnemvalente.com YA, Fantasy, SciFi
Today, Google revealed that the next version of its mobile operating system, Android, is named after the world’s favorite cookie – Android OREO. Historically, Google has named each successive Android release after sweet treats like Eclair, Ice Cream Sandwich and most recently, Nougat. The Android OREO release marks a global collaboration between the OREO brand and Google, which kicks off with the debut of the Android OREO superhero — a new character who personifies the powers of this iconic duo and the features of the new operating system.
Poised to be a pop-culture icon, the Android OREO superhero channels the playfulness of OREO and intelligence of Android to spread joy throughout the world. And, like all iconic superheroes, the Android OREO superhero originated from a wondrous, and unique, moment in time: the 2017 solar eclipse. To see Android OREO's story, visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=twZggnNbFqo.
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