Fulham Demonstrates Newest Versions of FireHorse Emergency Ballasts; Now Compliant with CEC Title 20

Fulham Upgrades Emergency Ballasts to Newest Energy Conservation Standards Giving Distributors Compliant Fluorescent Options for New Installations and Retrofits.

Long Beach, CA, USA — At Strategies in Light this week, Fulham, a leading supplier of lighting sub-systems and electronics for commercial and specialty applications, will display the newest version of its FireHorse 11 (FH11) and FireHorse 7 (FH7) emergency fluorescent ballasts, which have been re-engineered to meet California Energy Commission (CEC) Title 20 specifications. The new FireHorse ballasts are not only more energy efficient to comply with Title 20, but they also operate with universal voltage so they can be installed in virtually any setting.

In compliance with CEC Title 20, once they are fully charged, the new FireHorse ballasts consume less than 1W of power in order to sustain emergency readiness. The FH11 ballast is designed to deliver a maximum light output of 750 lumens with a minimum illumination time of 90 minutes on battery power. The FH7 universal voltage emergency ballast delivers up to 500 lumens for a minimum of 90 minutes.

“While Fulham continues to be a leader in LED components, we recognize that our customers will continue to need fluorescent lighting for some time,” said Russ Sharer, Vice President of Global Marketing for Fulham. “With new energy conservation requirements for Title 20 products, we know both the FH11 and FH7 will be popular with our distributors. Contractors across the U.S. are looking for more energy-efficient lighting solutions; in fact, many earn a percentage of the energy they save. Supporting Title 20 compliance with lower wattage fluorescents will help everyone, even contractors who don’t install lighting in California.”

Like many of Fulham’s LED products, the new emergency fluorescent ballasts offer universal voltage with input currents ranging from 120 to 277V A. That means less inventory and lower costs for distributors and installers, since the units are compatible with more lamps. The units have an operating temperature between 0 and 55 degrees Celsius (32 and 131 degrees Fahrenheit) and are compliant with UL924, damp-rated, and field or factory installable.

For more information, visit Fulham at Strategies in Light booth 408 or go to http://www.fulham.com.

About Fulham
Fulham Co., Inc. is a leading global provider of intelligent, socially-conscious sustainable commercial lighting components and electronics for use in commercial general lighting, parking structure, signage, horticultural, UV and other applications. The company develops and manufactures a variety of award-winning LED and emergency products, as well as legacy products across multiple lighting platforms. Fulham sells its lighting solutions worldwide through original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and electrical equipment distribution channels. Headquartered in Hawthorne, Calif., the company has sales and/or manufacturing facilities in the Netherlands, China, India and the UAE. For more information, visit http://www.fulham.com. (@FulhamUSA and @FulhamEurope)

Media Contact:
Andy Firchau
Marketing Manager
Fulham Co., Inc.
Phone: +1 (323) 779-2980, ext. 1252
afirchau@fulham.com
http://www.fulham.com

SunGreen Systems Completes Construction of 183 kW Solar PV System and Sustainable LED Lighting for Mortech Manufacturing

Combination of LED Lights and Solar Power Results in Green Lighting System with Substantial Energy Savings.

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Azusa, CA, USA (February 6, 2016) — SunGreen Systems (http://www.sungreensystems.com), experts in the design and construction of commercial solar systems and sustainable, smart energy solutions, will participate in today’s official ribbon-cutting of the new PV system for Mortech Manufacturing, makers of quality anatomy equipment and instruments for post-mortem facilities. The ribbon-cutting ceremony to be held at Mortech’s facility here is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. and marks the culmination of a successful SunGreen Systems design and build project, where SunGreen was able to help Mortech Manufacturing realize substantial savings through a combination of sustainable solar power and LED lighting.

SunGreen Systems designed and installed a premium 183.4 kW solar array for Mortech Manufacturing. The solar system, one of the largest array in Azusa, will offset nearly 100 percent of Mortech’s total building electrical load. As part of the installation, SunGreen working in conjunction with LED Power Saver of Santa Clarita, Calif., also installed LED lighting to replace 900 conventional lamps, resulting in a savings of 50 percent of the lighting energy cost at an estimated annual savings of $19,000 in energy and maintenance costs. In fact, because of the substantial savings from the LED lighting system, SunGreen Systems was able to specify a smaller PV system to meet Mortech’s energy needs at considerable savings.

“This ribbon-cutting marks the completion of a showcase project for SunGreen Systems,” said Rick Hsu, CEO of SunGreen Systems. “The combination of solar power and low-energy LED lighting not only saves energy, it delivers better quality, broader spectrum lighting without glare or discoloration. LED lighting boosts the mood of the Mortech staff at the same time it saves on operational overhead.”

By adopting renewable solar energy and LED lighting, Mortech will eliminate 1,257,000 pounds of carbon dioxide emissions annually, 4,192 pounds of sulfur dioxide. 2.096 pounds of nitrogen dioxide, and 3,753 grams of mercury from florescent lamps. The positive environmental impact is the equivalent of planting 145 acres of trees or removing 96 automobiles from the roads.

About SunGreen Systems
SunGreen Systems offers sustainable energy solutions including commercial solar energy, LED lighting, cool roof systems, and battery backup power systems. The SunGreen Systems serves as solar and energy consultants to their clients with a team of renewable energy consultants, designers, engineers, architects, general contractors, and customer service specialists.

For more information about SunGreen Systems and its comprehensive smart energy services, visit http://www.sungreensystems.com.

Media Contact:
John Hoffman
SunGreen Systems
626-851-0008
johnhoffman@sungreensystems.com
http://www.sungreensystems.com

SolaTrimâ„¢ Signs Hybrid Power Supply as First Canadian Distributor

SolaTrim Expands Market Reach for PV Protective Barriers with Calgary-based Value-added Distributor of Specialty Alternative Energy Products.

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Sacramento, CA, USA (January 16, 2016) — SolaTrimâ„¢ LLC (http://www.solatrim.com), innovators in protective barriers to beautify and safeguard residential solar systems, today announced that the company has signed a distribution agreement with Hybrid Power Supply (http://www.hybridpowersupply.com) of Calgary, Alberta. With this new distribution agreement, SolaTrim not only expands its market presence into Canada but also opens up new sales opportunities in niche alternative energy applications.

Unlike many residential solar system distributors, Hybrid Power Supply targets specific channels and markets, including off-the-grid power systems, marine solar systems, and RV solar systems. The distributor maintains an intimate catalog and does not offer preconfigured residential solar system modules. Instead, they offer specialty products such as solar batteries, power inverters, controllers, and switches as well as solar panels that can be assembled into custom solar systems. Hybrid Power Supply considers itself a value-added solar distributor, offering product training, support, and warranty servicing to dealers and installers.

“We believe that protection of solar systems is something that’s been neglected by the industry for far too long,” said Haig Davis, president of Hybrid Power Supply. “We are excited to be bringing SolaTrim to Canada as now we have a product available to Canadian solar installers and homeowners that provides the last vital component in the residential solar installation and what’s great is SolaTrim does this in an aesthetically pleasing, easy to fit practical way.”

Hybrid Power Supply will be supplying solar installers across Canada with SolaTrim barriers. SolaTrim is an ideal addition to Hybrid Power Supply’s catalog of solar charge controllers, inverters, and batteries.

“We are delighted to have found a specialty distributor such as Hybrid Power Supply to help open the Canadian region, and introduce SolaTrim to new integrators serving niche markets,” said Bob Smith, co-founder and President of SolaTrim. “Canada is a burgeoning market for solar power, and SolaTrim barriers are ideal for keeping debris and pests from under solar arrays. SolaTrim also helps prevent rooftop snow loading and ice dams by preventing snow from accumulating under solar arrays in winter.”

SolaTrim is an all-weather aluminum barrier stiffened by design to resist warping or bending and diamond-stamped to facilitate airflow. The SolaTrim panels come with a peel-and-stick adhesive that attaches permanently to the solar frame and requires no drilling or clips that could negatively affect the system’s appearance or the solar module manufacturers’ warranty. The adhesive has been tested to withstand extreme weather conditions and will last for the life of the solar system so it will permanently prevent birds and rodents from nesting under the solar array, which can cause damage to the solar systems.

For more information, visit http://www.solartrim.com.

About SolaTrim
SolaTrim LLC is an innovator in providing new solutions to protect and beautify residential solar systems as well as protect the homeowner solar investment for the life of the system. The SolaTrim barrier system adds an attractive border to solar arrays while protecting the system from pests, debris and other environmental threats. Solar integrators across the country are turning to SolaTrim as a permanent solution that will beautify rooftop solar while reducing unnecessary service & warranty calls.

Headquartered in Sacramento, California, SolaTrim is committed to developing affordable, dependable, and attractive made-in-the-USA solar aftermarket products to support America’s renewable energy initiatives.

For more information, visit http://www.solatrim.com.

Contact:
Tom Woolf, Public Relations
Palmer Advertising
(415) 259-5638
tom@palmersolaradagency.com

Rosendin Electric Consolidates Renewable Energy Divisions

Leading Commercial Electrical Contractor Consolidates Wind, Solar, and Battery Storage into Group Headquartered in Southern California.

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Los Angeles, CA, USA (April 29, 2015) — Rosendin Electric, one of the nation’s largest private electrical contractors and an employee-owned company, announced the consolidation of its Renewable Energy Divisions in its Southern California office. Dedicated to the engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) of renewable energy projects, the newly formed Rosendin Electric Renewable Energy Group bridges the company’s Solar Power and Wind Energy Divisions, and adds battery storage and sustainable power to support the emerging microgrid market.

Rosendin Electric’s Renewable Energy Divisions will continue to bid on alternative energy projects that take advantage of the company’s expertise in solar and wind power construction. It also allows the company to develop new strategies to service customers looking for backup power and alternative energy solutions. For example, there is a growing demand for microgrids to service rural areas and island communities with more sustainable, cost-effective power. Rosendin Electric has been expanding its market reach into areas such as Puerto Rico where microgrids designed using a combination of solar arrays, wind power, natural gas generators, and energy storage offer an attractive alternative power solution.

“Demand for renewable energy solutions is on the rise, and by bringing together our Solar, Wind, and Power Storage specialties under one umbrella, we can develop new, hybrid sustainable solutions that take advantage of the best resources available,” said Jon “Woody” Woodworth, Senior Vice President for Rosendin Electric. “Rosendin Electric is in a unique position to pioneer new renewable energy solutions because of our depth of knowledge and experience in both solar and wind power.”

Woodworth will head up the new Renewable Energy Group. David Lincoln will continue his role as Director of Solar Operations and Nate Williams will remain Division Manager for Wind Power. Duncan Frederick remains in his position as Director of Marketing, Energy Services, overseeing business development for the company’s Caribbean and Latin American markets while also driving Rosendin Electric’s distributed generation integrated energy solutions initiative. Glenn Patterson will be relocating from Rosendin Electric’s Oregon regional office as Preconstruction Manager for Energy Storage. The Rosendin Electric Renewable Energy Group will have its headquarters in Rosendin Electric’s regional office in La Palma, California.

Rosendin Electric has been providing wind power services for more than a decade and has installed over 10,000 megawatts (MW) of clean wind energy throughout the United States. The company added solar power EPC services seven years ago and has installed arrays generating more than 1,240 MW of clean power throughout the country, including Puerto Rico. The Renewable Energy Group has a joint comprehensive portfolio of construction services, including design-build, substation and switchyard installation, vertical tower wiring, overhead collection systems and transmission lines, underground collection systems, and substation design and communications integration.

About Rosendin Electric
Rosendin Electric, Inc., headquartered in San Jose, California, is an employee-owned electrical engineering, power, and communications provider and is one of the largest privately held electrical contractors in the United States. With over 3,000 employees and experience worldwide, Rosendin Electric has built upon a 95-year reputation for quality design and installations. For additional information, visit http://www.rosendin.com.

Contact:
Shelly Sever
Marketing Manager
Rosendin Electric
(408) 534-2819
ssever@rosendin.com
http://www.rosendin.com

FPL Helps Customers Save On Their Energy Bills with Seven Summer Tips

Easy savings are just a click away with Florida Power & Light’s free Online Home Energy Survey.

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JUNO BEACH, Fla. (August 5, 2014) — Summer is synonymous with higher temperatures, and that may also mean higher than normal energy bills. As the days get longer and hotter, your air conditioner needs to run longer to keep you cool and can account for half or more of your bill.

“In hotter months, your A/C can run up to twice as long as it does in cooler months to keep your home at the same temperature. So when it’s running longer, your bill will be higher,” said FPL Energy Expert, Tiffany Spence.

To help customers make summer savings a breeze, FPL offers “Seven Summer Saving Tips”:

1. Set your thermostat at 78 degrees when you’re home, and 82 while you’re away. Make sure the fan switch is on “auto”
2. Use fans to keep cool but remember to turn them off when leaving the room
3. Close blinds and shades to keep heat out
4. Seal windows and doors with weather stripping to avoid air escapes and save even more
5. Grill outside instead of using the oven or stove to help keep your kitchen cool
6. Clean or replace your air filter regularly so your air conditioner runs efficiently
7. Just click to take FPL’s free Online Home Energy Survey at FPL.com/easytosave

The Online Home Energy Survey makes it easier than ever to fast-forward to savings. It provides customers with a personalized energy-savings plan, tips and recommendations to save up to $250 a year in energy costs. In addition, the survey is integrated with each home’s Energy Dashboard so customers can see just how much they are spending on cooling, heating and appliances. The survey’s report is updated automatically every month with customers’ hourly, daily and monthly energy usage, monthly bill amount and temperature fluctuations, so tracking where their energy dollars are being spent is a breeze.

“FPL customers have the lowest bill in the state and we’re always looking for ways to help them make it even lower,” added Spence. “Whether it’s adjusting our thermostats, remembering to turn off a fan when leaving the room or enjoying a nice evening grilling with family and friends, we’re all just a click away from changing the current way we use energy to make our bills even lower.”

Visit FPL.com/easytosave to take FPL’s Online Home Energy Survey today.

About Florida Power & Light Company
Florida Power & Light Company is the third-largest electric utility in the United States, serving approximately 4.7 million customer accounts across nearly half of the state of Florida. As of year-end 2013, FPL’s typical 1,000-kWh residential customer bill is approximately 25 percent lower than the national average and the lowest in Florida among reporting utilities. FPL’s service reliability is better than 99.98 percent, and its highly fuel-efficient power plant fleet is one of the cleanest among utilities nationwide. The company was recognized in 2014 as the most trusted U.S. electric utility by Cogent Reports, and has earned the national ServiceOne Award for outstanding customer service for an unprecedented 10 consecutive years. A leading Florida employer with approximately 8,900 employees, FPL is a subsidiary of Juno Beach, Fla.-based NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NEE). For more information, visit http://www.FPL.com.

Media Contact:
Sasha Blaney
Florida Power & Light Company
700 Universe Blvd.
Juno Beach, FL 33408
305-567-0821
sasha.blaney@rbbpr.com
http://www.fpl.com/easytosave