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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

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.

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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.

Interview with SolarWindow CEO, John Conklin

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The following is a Q & A with SolarWindow Technologies (WNDW) President and CEO, John A. Conklin

1. SolarWindows are created by applying ultra-thin layers of liquid coating onto glass and flexible plastics. Are there any other substrates you are looking into? Any other uses?

No, at this time the commercialization of SolarWindow focuses on glass and flexible plastic. Plans to coat on substrates other than glass and flexible plastic is planned but not near term.

Commercial development of the SolarWindow products include:

• SolarWindow™ – Commercial, Structural, and Architectural Glass (Commercial) – Flat glass products for installation in new commercial towers under construction and replacement windows, glass walls and curtains, and textured and decorative interior glass walls, room dividers, etc

• SolarWindow™ – Residential – A window glass for installation in new residential homes under construction and replacement windows

• SolarWindow™ – BIPV – Components associated with BIPV applications in homes, buildings, and office towers

• SolarWindow™ Retrofit & Flexible Veneer – Transparent, tinted, and flexible veneers that installers can apply directly over top of existing windows on tall towers and skyscrapers

Our primary focus is first on the development and deployment of SolarWindow™-Commercial products.