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Orvis Goes Solar

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The Orvis Company is pleased to announce the installation of solar panels at their corporate headquarters in Sunderland, VT.  As a company founded on fly fishing and wingshooting, Orvis prides itself on its commitment to conservation and sustainability.  Each year 5% of the company’s pre-tax profits are invested in protecting nature. 

The Ray Unveils Two New Transportation Technologies - Both "Firsts" in the U.S.

Wattway Solar Paving and WheelRight® Tire Pressure and Tread Depth Monitoring
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The Ray and its partners have dedicated two newly installed state-of-the-art technologies that are both "firsts" in the U.S.; solar paved roads for cleaner energy and tire pressure and tread depth measurement for safety awareness.

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The Ray and its partners have dedicated two newly installed state-of-the-art technologies that are both "firsts" in the U.S.; solar paved roads for cleaner energy and tire pressure and tread depth measurement for safety awareness.

Shining a Light on Off-Grid Communities

Little Sun joins the Business Call to Action with a pledge to bring solar light to remote areas off the electricity grid
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BERLIN, December 14, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Germany-based solar energy provider Little Sun has joined the Business Call to Action (BCtA) by committing to provide clean and affordable solar lighting to 5 million people in Africa while bringing livelihood opportunities and training to at least 4,000 local micro-entrepreneur distributors until 2020.

Powering Sustainable Development

Nizam Energy joins the Business Call to Action with a commitment to bring clean, reliable and affordable energy to Pakistan’s off-grid communities
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Karachi, Pakistan, December 12, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Solar energy provider Nizam Bijli has joined the Business Call to Action (BCtA) with a commitment to reach 1 million off-grid rural beneficiaries in Pakistan with affordable solar energy solutions, access to financial services and health insurance by 2020. In addition, the company commits to support 25,000 micro-entrepreneur distributors (including 2,500 women), and train 500 technical support staff.

Will Green Growth Spell the End of Capitalism?

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Scientists tell us that earth is overshooting its planetary boundaries at a rate far quicker than the average person would believe. This situation becomes rapidly compounded by the significant challenges of population growth, urbanization, unemployment and rising socioeconomic inequality. To complicate things further, the most rapid change is occurring in those parts of the world with the least resources and capacity to manage these effects. 

Microgrids Should Be a Key Element in Power Grid Modernization

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Modernization of the U.S. power grid will not only require replacement of old components with new ones, it will also need to account for larger amounts of renewable energy and distributed generation. This movement is causing utilities to consider microgrids as a part of the solution. 

Connecting an Untapped Market

BuffaloGrid uses solar energy provide affordable mobile power and Internet service to off-grid Asian and African communities
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LONDON, December 1, 2016 /3BL Media/ -- With operations in Asia, Solar energy provider BuffaloGrid has joined the Business Call to Action (BCtA) by committing to reach 27 million people with solar energy and reduce global CO2 emissions by 11,771 tons while creating jobs for 74,000 local entrepreneurs – all by 2020.

Just Energy Selects Sungevity to Grow Solar Footprint in Leading U.S. Markets

Energy Solutions Leader with Nearly Two Million Customers to Leverage Sungevity's Marketing and Sales Platform
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OAKLAND, Calif. and TORONTO, Ontario, December 1, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Sungevity, Inc., a technology company whose platform enables the sale and installation of solar energy systems to residential and commercial customers in the United States and internationally, and Just Energy Group Inc.

Solar-Panel Roads to Be Built on Four Continents Next Year

Reprinted from Anna Hirtenstein's Bloomberg Article - November 23, 2016
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The Ray is one of the four projects mentioned in this article.

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The Ray is one of the four projects mentioned in this article.

Just Energy Solar | The Benefits of a Solar-Powered Thanksgiving

by Bob Farnham
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As solar continues on an upward trend in the energy sector, prices are falling, demand is rising, and that means one thing…a cleaner, greener environment for future generations. Not to mention the positive impact the solar industry has had on the economy. According to The Solar Foundation, the solar industry employs nearly 174,000 people in the U.S. alone. With a new solar power system being installed every 2.5 minutes in the U.S., a solar-powered Thanksgiving might soon be the norm.

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