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Envision Solar Awarded 2016 Best Product of the Year in the Energy Industry Innovations Category from Golden Bridge Awards

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Envision Solar International, Inc., (OTCQB: EVSI) (“Envision Solar,” or the “Company”), the leading renewable energy, media and branding and EV charging product company, announced today that its EV ARC™ product was named Best Product of the Year in the 8th Annual Golden Bridge Awards in the Energy Industry Innovations category. The Awards Ceremony is taking place in San Francisco on September 12, 2016.

Sunflare Announces New Thin-Film Solar Capability

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Unique manufacturing process perfects CIGS, revolutionizes solar energy industry

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory declared in a recent report that due to tax credit extensions, the United States is projected to add 53 additional gigawatts of renewable energy capacity by the year 2020. The U.S. Energy Information Administration expects solar to achieve the greatest increases, adding 9.5 gigawatts of utility-scale solar in 2016. This sets the stage for Sunflare, a new and highly innovative entrant in the solar industry. Sunflare is the first company to successfully mass produce flexible, light, affordable CIGS solar panels. Sunflare has totally reengineered the manufacturing of CIGS panels with its Capture4 technology.

Nation’s Largest Sun-Dried Tomato Producer Now All In On Solar

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Traina Foods’, the nations largest producer of Sun Dried Tomatoes, has recently transitioned their reprocessing facility in Patterson, California over to solar power. This sunny endeavor has taken nearly five months to complete with the help of Kurios Energy and will now produce 524,312 kWh/year (kilowatt hours) offsetting current energy costs by 77%.

“Our state-of-the-art reprocessing facility is now 100% operated on solar power. Since we utilize the sun to dry our fresh products it was an easy decision to utilize it in our reprocessing facility as well. Now we are able process tens of millions of fresh and dry fruits with a minimal amount of electricity. In the long term it was a financially prudent move along with being environmentally sensitive,” said Chief Executive Officer of Traina Foods, Willie Traina.

“We have a centuries old way of producing our fruit using only the sun, and this transition to solar repacking allows us to continue harnessing the sun’s power in a global marketplace,” added Traina.

About Traina Foods
From its family ranch in California’s Central Valley, Traina Foods grows, sun dries and packs premium dried fruit products for industrial food ingredient and food-service customers around the world, and for their own line of retail products including the only sun dried tomato ketchups on the market today.

Combining over 100 years of experience and family tradition with the most advanced state of the art technology and quality assurance program is Traina Food’s recipe for premium products. For more information visit www.trainafoods.com

 

Introducing Sprint – Our 60 Cell Lightweight PV System

Sprint is a superior, high efficiency, lightweight PV solar panel with an integrated racking system, designed specifically for use on commercial rooftops. Sprint can be installed on many commercial roofs that can’t support the weight of conventional solar systems. The installation process for Sprint is up to five times faster than conventional solar panels. In addition, if any repairs need to be made to the roof, or the solar system needs to be moved for any other reason, the panels are easy to remove and reinstall.

For more info visit beamreachsolar.com

Sunstock Solar Festival Mixing Solar Power with Music and Art

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Sunstock Solar Festival is the first completely solar-powered event of its kind and is lighting the way for music and the environment this summer. The festival, which will take place on June 18 at the Autry in Griffith Park, is the first solar powered event of its kind. The event will feature some of the hottest local bands, but it’s also for a good cause. Sunstock Solar Festival will benefit Kids Cancer Connection, a local charity, and help create awareness for alternative energy sources and eco-friendly practices in the music industry.

“Music has a way of uplifting, re-energizing and inspiring people. If we can create a positive experience that is also pointed towards a cause and a purpose, we can be more effective and we can be re-energized,” said Sunstock Founder, Skylar Funk. “We come together not just to party and listen to music, but because we know that there has to be a change and we want to be part of the solution. “People can come get involved with these non-profits, or even if they just buy a ticket, they are supporting a good cause,” he added.

Sunstock Solar Festival will run all evening, entirely on solar energy, creating a brilliant atmosphere to enjoy great music and celebrate with the community. Funk and his band Trapdoor Social started doing solar-powered concerts in 2015 and are creating Sunstock Solar Festival in order to celebrate solar as a solution, create a positive space for the sustainability movement to come together, and curate great art and music for the Los Angeles community. The festival, which is produced in collaboration with Odd Nights at the Autry, is open to all ages and will include visual artists, activities for kids, food trucks, a 21+ bar and vendors from the area’s craft culture. All proceeds from the event will help fund a solar roof installed by Sunstock partner, GRID Alternatives, for Kids Cancer Connection.

With an over-arching goal of uniting the community around sustainable solutions, Sunstock Solar Festival has teamed up with local and national organizations working to reduce our country’s carbon footprint and protect the health of future generations. Partners include the longstanding environmental grassroots organization Sierra Club, as well as Food & Water Watch, SoCal 350, Courage Campaign, GRID Alternatives, Climate Hawks Vote, and Eastside Sol.

Sunstock’s musical lineup will include top indie and alternative acts from around the region. Early bird tickets are now available through Eventbrite for $15.00. The festival will be located in a secluded corner of Griffith Park at the Autry Museum of the American West, 4700 Western Heritage Way. A bike valet and plenty of free parking will be available in the Los Angeles Zoo parking lot.

About Sunstock Solar Festival:
Doors open at 4PM and music goes live at 5PM. Visit sunstocksolarfestival.com for updated information on the lineup and amenities. For more information on Sunstock Founder, Skylar Funk and band Trapdoor Social, visit trapdoorsocial.com.

Alta Devices Achieves 31.6% Solar Energy Efficiency Record

New Solar Cell Enables Aircraft Designers to Shed Substantial Weight and Increase Utility of These Platforms.

Alta Devices Flexible Solar Cell

SUNNYVALE, CA – April 27, 2016 – With its most recent solar efficiency record of 31.6%, Alta Devices continues to achieve solar efficiencies that are substantially higher than all other commercially available solar technologies.

This breakthrough, combined with its unique thinness and flexibility, redefines how solar technology can be used. In particular, Alta’s solar technology is of great interest in the UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) market. The increased power-to-weight ratio of Alta’s technology enables dramatically different possibilities for an aircraft using this technology versus any of the other solar power options. 

Enerray to Build Brazil’s Largest Solar Plant

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Enerray, owned by Seci Energia (Gruppo Industriale Maccaferri), one of Europe’s most active solar developers, is set to begin construction of Brazil’s largest solar installation, located in the city of Ituverava.

The 254 MWp solar plant, one of the largest in the world, will be located in the State of Bahia, in northeastern Brazil. The estimated annual energy production will be approximately 500 GWh and construction will be completed by the end of 2017. The photovoltaic panels will feature single-axis trackers to allow the modules to change positions during the day depending on the position of the sun to maximize output.

This is the largest solar power plant built by Enel Green Power and will help Brazil meet its rapidly growing electricity demand.