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npower Installs Solar Power To Save Carbon

A large-scale project to install solar panels across eight of its key UK sites was completed by npower between April – July 2012.

Approximately 200 photovoltaic panels, which generate a total of 50kW of electricity, were installed at each site by npower’s Business Energy Services division, while battling the wet and windy weather this summer. The installations ensure that the range of buildings, from one of npower’s power stations at Little Barford in St Neots, to one of its main call centres in Houghton-le-Spring, just outside Sunderland, will benefit from reduced carbon emissions.

As solar PV is an ideal renewable energy technology for most buildings, it suited the npower premises which differed in age and location types from urban to rural surroundings and featured varying roof styles.

The new technology will help npower achieve its target of reducing the carbon emissions from its offices by 38% by 2014. It will also allow npower to generate electricity during daylight hours and export any that is unused back to the Grid, thereby saving both energy and costs. The solar PV is already having an impact on the amount of electricity the offices are taking from the Grid for power. Birch House, an npower office in Oldbury in the West Midlands, which houses around 500 employees has already seen a 16% reduction in power used from the Grid when compared to the previous year thanks to the solar PV and other measures implemented across the site.

The installation of solar PV technology is part of the company’s wider commitment toenergy efficiency. Other measures have included the installation of energy efficient air conditioning units, motion sensor lighting and new recycling facilities.

Dave Horton, property sustainability and capital investment manager from npower, commented: “npower is committed to reducing the environmental impact and carbon footprint of our sites. This project is designed to help us meet these aims. It is great to see the significant results achieved already at Birch House and across our other sites.

“The comprehensive planning that went into the project was really important to make sure it was completed on time and as efficiently as possible. It was particularly essential as not only did we have to install the solar PV on a variety of buildings and roof styles, we also had to contend with all the elements the great British summer weather threw at us. The project was completed swiftly in less than two weeks and it was crucial disruption was kept to a minimum as the sites were fully operational throughout.”

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AccessDiscounts.com Offers Westinghouse Ceiling Fans for Summer Season

AccessDiscounts.com, the web’s leading online retailer of commercial lights, grow lights and home lighting, is proud to offer a variety of Westinghouse ceiling fans for the summer months. With dozens of different styles and superior quality, Westinghouse is at the top of the list when it comes to the kind of ceiling fan you want to keep the circulation going in your home or business during the dog days of summer.

“The key to keeping cool in your home or business during the summer months isn’t just to keep the windows open or the A/C on, it’s about keeping the air circulating in a room,” said Christina Roush, spokesperson for Access Discounts. “While portable fans do a decent job at getting the air moving in a room, they pale in comparison to the job that a ceiling fan can do, especially one that is of such high quality as a Westinghouse ceiling fans. A ceiling fan not only gets the air moving, but it also gets the air moving at the ceiling, which almost instantly cools the room from the top down. It doesn’t just allow you to get a cooling breeze from the fan blades, it also allows the air to circulate throughout the room, which is vital for not just keeping the temperatures down in the summer time, but also taking care of any of those stagnant odors that tend to occur. Plus, operating your ceiling fan is a lot cheaper than keeping your A/C unit on 24/7.”

AccessDiscounts.com features nearly 100 different styles of Westinhouse ceiling fans. With superior innovation, style and durability, Westinghouse ceiling fans have a reputation for being long lasting and efficient, all while blending into the natural décor of a room. AccessDiscounts.com offers the latest styles and designs from Westinghouse including industrial commercial ceiling fans, energy saving fans, oak fans, vintage-style fans, and much more, all for a lot less than you would find in stores. You can find a full listing of Westinghouse ceiling fans at www.accessdiscounts.com/rceilfan.html.

Offering the best prices and stellar customer service, AccessDiscounts.com stocks the highest quality grow light systems, bulbs, ballasts, reflectors and accessories to satisfy everyone from those trying indoor gardening for the first time, to those serious gardeners looking to grow the plumpest, juiciest tomatoes. With dozens of systems which fit any individual need or price range, people can grow their gardens in their living rooms, bedrooms, office, or even inside a closet.

For a limited time, customers can receive a 5% discount on all grow light purchases over $999 and free shipping on orders over $1,499. Check www.accessdiscounts.com for more details.

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ZAP Engineering And Construction Services Inc. Names Carl Soderman As New President

ZAP Engineering and Construction Services, Inc. (ZAP ECS), a leading full service engineering and construction management company serving the gas processing, pipeline, field services, petroleum, refinery, chemical and alternative energy industries, names Carl Soderman as President to manage the firms substantial team growth experienced over the past year and lead the firm into the future.

“Carl comes to our business with the experience needed to navigate ZAP’s evolving business expansion in a full range of professional services.,” said Steve Tzap, CEO of ZAP ECS. “His strong track record in operational efficiency and growth, combined with an emphasis on quality and customer focus will be the key assets to driving the continued success of our business.”

Soderman joins ZAP Engineering and Construction Services, Inc. as a recognized leader in engineering and operations with over 30 years of experience in the natural gas industry. His responsibilities have included engineering management, operations management, project development, project management and operations engineering. In directing groups in a leadership role, responsibilities have included asset planning and development, asset optimization, acquisition and merger due diligence and integration, and project delivery.

“ZAP’s business model is built upon client representation and personal attention as the foundation to the company’s philosophy. Monitoring the investments our clients allocate to each specific project is a key element to the “partners in business” commitment at ZAP,” commented Steve. “Soderman has broad management experience in executive and leadership positions across a wide range of commercial, operational, and quality functions, as well as familiarity with the ZAP organization.”

Prior to joining ZAP ECS, Soderman was Northern US Process Manager with Enerflex Energy Systems, Ltd., a division of Toromont Industries, Inc.(TSX: TIH), an international company delivering products, services and integrated solutions to all corners of the world, focusing on the natural gas industry. After graduating from University of Texas of Austin in 1979 his exceptional career background progressed from Project Engineer with Brown and Root to Manager of Operations, Process Engineering Manager to Vice President of Engineering with DCP Midstream.

“I am excited at the opportunity to lead the ZAP ECS organization,” said Carl Soderman. “The firm’s portfolio of services has tremendous recognition in the market. The challenge ahead is to leverage that awareness and continue to develop innovative products and services that the market demands and our customers expect.”

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Uniseal, Inc. To Offer High Performance Adhesives And Sealants To The Solar Power Industry, Improving Service Life, Reliability, And Efficiency

Uniseal, Incorporated has announced it’s entry into the Solar Energy field, with its SolFusion™ family of adhesives and sealants for Photovoltaic, Concentrated Photovoltaic, and Concentrated Solar Thermal devices and racking systems.

Brandon Willis, Business Development Manger for Renewable Energy, will lead the company’s efforts in bringing advanced products that directly contribute to increased efficiency, improved service life and reliability, and lower cost per watt to the industry.

Randy Zahn, President, stated, “Uniseal is excited to bring its rich history of innovation and unsurpassed quality to the solar industry. Our expertise in the areas of multi-surface bonding adhesion and vapor and moisture sealing along with our state of the art facilities position us well to advance the capabilities of current and future generations of these devices.”

Willis noted that Uniseal’s extensive history in the automotive sector directly translates to their new market focus stating, “Uniseal has been at the forefront of many manufacturing innovations in the automotive industry, helping the OEM’s drive down costs while improving vehicle performance, quality, and safety. Solar firms are looking for similar technical innovations that will help push their technology to the forefront of the industry. We can make a substantial contribution to those goals.”

Uniseal SolFusion™ products are available world-wide. The product line includes solutions for the fabrication, assembly, attachment, and installation of crystalline and thin film photovoltaics as well as concentrating PV and solar thermal devices. The company will exhibit at Solar Power International in Los Angeles, October 12-14, Kentia Hall Booth #5718.

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EnergieVair Offers Wind Turbines, Solar Panels, Inverters And All You Will Need For Your Renewable Energy System

EnergieVair (www.energievair.com) is one of the world’s leader in the industrial sector of Renewable Energies. It is a compagny based in Canada that supply, install and make the promotion of Renewable Energies, all over the world. The new year 2010 seems very promissing for EnergieVair that can now count on new distributors in Europe and Africa. Also, they’ve just published, on the 1st of jan. 2010, their new website, all refreshed with new shopping kart options and many more interesting products. From now on, you can also read other buyer’s review and feedback about the product you are about to purchase. Be sure to do it the right way!

EnergieVair now offers an even wider variety of vertical axis wind turbines (VAWT), from more than 4 design that will match your needs, even if you are in low-wind zones or urban locations. EnergieVair also offers horizontal axis wind turbines (HAWT), for gust-wind regions. Want to maximize your system’s efficiency? We suggest hybrid installations using Solar Panels and Wind Turbines.

Maybe you are far away from Canada? Dont worry, EnergieVair ships worldwide and they’ll find an affordable way for the goods to reach you. All of their products (Solar Panels, Wind Turbines, Regulators, Inverters, Converters, etc.) are under warranty for long-term periode, to assure you a constant input of electricity, and a peace of mind.

If you are off the grid, without electricity, you will probably need an independant system, using batteries. If you are already connected to the grid, you would probably like to lower your electric bills by connecting your Wind Turbine or Solar Panels directly to the grid, without batteries. This is the easiest and most affordable way to do it! No matter what system you need, EnergieVair will help you! Come and visit their new website and see by yourself the wide choice of good quality Renewable Energy products, at very low prices. If you are not sure yet, contact their friendly customer’s service for an immediat consultation, assistance or advise. You will get a reply withing 48 hours.

The cost for traditional and polluting energy sources are rising. On the other hand, the cost for Renewable and green Energies are falling. It is now more possible than ever to live in respect with the environment and save some electric fees. Whatever you want to do, you can do it NOW! Wired in parallel with the public electricity (grid), as an independent electric system, as an emergency power supply, to electrify a camp, a boat or a RV, or even to heat a place, with EnergieVair, the possibilities are INFINITE!

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Bristan Makes Showering Green Again

Showers have long been promoted as more water and energy efficient than baths. However many modern shower systems use more water than consumers expect. According to the environment agency, a power shower can use over 60l of water in 5 minutes compared to 70l for a standard bath. Add to this the fact that many users stay in the shower far longer than 5 minutes or have more than 1 shower per day and the green credentials of showering look rather shaky.

The good news is Bristan has extended it’s ecosmart range of water efficient products with the launch of a new Bristan Eco shower handset model No. HAND100 ECO C.

Offering excellent value for money the stylish single function handset features a built-in flow limiter that instantly reduces water usage to six litres per minute. It can be fitted with any shower hose to deliver significant water savings while still allowing for an enjoyable showering experience. Available in chrome, the eco handset features rub clean nozzles for easy cleaning.

Quote from ‘Heating & Plumbing Monthly Nov 2009’

Judith Gibbons, head of marketing at Bristan, said:

“Greater awareness of the potential problem of water shortage is driving more people to think about how they can be more water efficient in the home. Our ecosmart range has been developed to make saving water as easy as possible for consumers and, as heating water accounts for around 25% of our energy bills, the range can help people save money too.”

GW Supplies (Gurney & White Ltd)  not only stock the Bristan ecosmart range of Taps, Showers and Flow Limiters but also sell similar products from ‘DEVA’ and ‘House of Ultra’. Visit their web site at www.gwsupplies.co.uk to see the ranges of modern, stylish products that will not only enhance the look of a bathroom but will also save  money by saving water and energy thus reducing the household’s carbon footprint.

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20% Of The Cost Of Most Domestic Electricity Bills Is From Lighting

Although energy-saving light bulbs are more expensive to buy than ordinary bulbs they can last up to 15 times longer, depending on the type of the bulb you buy.

Changing saves energy and thus money.

The November 2009 ©Which? report on Megaman® GSU111d 11w Dimmerable® (fully dimmable with standard dimmers) had this to say:

“Test score 75%. Megaman® GSU111d Dimmerable® Warm White 11W.

Pros. One of the best bulbs for starting up, this one produces a good amount of light quickly and light output meets the manufacturer’s claim. It lasts well, too – we test bulbs for up to 8,000 hours, and every one of the Megaman® bulbs lasted the duration. It handles frequent switching on and off well and can be used with dimmer switches.”

With many traditional light bulbs disappearing from the shops for good, now is the time to change to more energy-efficient lamps & bulbs.

In September the phase out of traditional bulbs started with 100w clear and most pearl/frosted wattages being discontinued, all others will go over the next few years.

The humble light bulb is dead….. to be replaced by more efficient lighting such as compact fluorescent lamps — known as CFLs, or energy-saving light bulbs.

This has caused a lot of consumer concerns. Gurney & White Ltd, stockist of Megaman energy efficient light bulbs, have provided answers to the most frequently asked questions:

Q. For how long will I be able to buy ordinary bulbs?

A. 75W clear bulbs will be phased out from 1 September 2010, 60W clear bulbs from 1 September 2011, and all remaining clear bulbs from 1 September 2012.”

Q. Can I get energy-saving bulbs in different shapes?

A. Yes. You can get a variety of shapes including globe, golf ball, twisted and candle shapes.

Q. Do low-energy bulbs start at full brightness or do they need to warm up?

A. Some bulbs produce more than 40% of their claimed light output within the first few seconds, but others take longer to warm up. Megaman Dimmerable lamps have a quick start-up.

Q. Where can I dispose of low-energy light bulbs?

A. Compact fluorescent lamps contain a small amount of mercury, which is a hazardous material, so they must not be thrown in your domestic rubbish bin. You can dispose of used bulbs at more than 90% of civil amenity sites.

GW supplies has a wide range of energy saving bulbs and because they can buy in bulk they can offer excellent prices.

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Home Owners Find Energy Bill Cuts in Surprising Ways

Again, San Diego Gas & Electric raised its base rates for electricity and natural gas by some $136 million in 2008. We are also expecting successive annual base rate hikes of $44 million in 2010 and an additional $44 million in 2011. For the average residential customer, that translates to a 7% increase in their electricity bills from last year with additional raises in years ahead. While some homeowners are getting into buying expensive solar panels that will pay for themselves in 10 to 30 years, other rate-hike victims are finding energy cuts in surprising ways.

Your Solar Link was started by a LEED accredited professional and designers in an effort to educate local homeowners on the best available solar gadgets on the market.

“As a homeowner, I never thought that those little garden electric lights that are placed along my garden pathway actually can cost me up to $140 a year on my electricity bill? I do not need so much light to light up that trail, but the benefit of using solar pathway lights is enormous”, says Barbara White, who just purchased her first solar pathway lights that cost her only $64.99 for a set of 4.

Your Solar Link started as a hobby but quickly grew into something more. It became a place of contribution by its members and their clients. Your Solar Link doesn’t just sell solar powered products; it plants a TREE for every solar light that is purchased. So not only do you get the benefits of free energy, but you become part of a bigger movement for the future of our planet.

“It’s that simple, replacing your outdoor electric water fountain pump with a solar powered pump will save you around $100 a year. You can find little things around your house that can generate a pretty substantial amount of cash in your pocket by the end of a year: your garage light, your motion sensor lights, your lit home address or lit mailbox, spot lights for your trees, you name it! It adds up every quickly” says Mario Villalobos, one of the founders of Your Solar Link. “I am also surprised that the government, which is so concerned about night sky light pollution, is not interested more in using solar lights. Solar lights are easy to install, cost almost as much as a regular lights and are not as expensive as solar panel systems. Solar lights don’t emit as much light into the atmosphere as conventional electric lights, thus clearing up the sky at night. ”

What’s next for Your Solar Link? “We are in the process of setting up a recycling program for used solar lights. Some of the old solar lights that were sold before us, because of the poor quality, will be thrown out soon. We are looking into figuring out a way to take them apart and to recycle solar lights components,” the Team of Your Solar Link concluded.

For more information on Your Solar Link products visit: http://www.yoursolarlink.com.

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Space Time Insight’s New Geospatial Composite Solution For The Oil And Gas Industry Is Purpose-Built To Help Oil And Gas Executives And Operations Teams To Get Every Drop Of Value From Each Asset

Oil & gas companies have mobile and stationary assets distributed across thousands of square miles – and have immense volumes of with data on every aspect of their business growing by the hour. Composite applications f r o m Space-Time Insight (www.spacetimeinsight.com) leverage oil and gas companies’ prior investments in technology to deliver real-time, comprehensive situational awareness all on one screen – and the ability to take action f r o m the same screen. This helps oil and gas companies realize their vision of managing operations in real-time and on-demand. Oil and gas companies that do manage their operations in real-time and on demand can dramatically increase field productivity, decrease operating costs, and increase average production rates.

Space-Time Insight CEO, Mark L. Feldman, PhD, predicts, “Using geospatial composites f r o m Space-Time Insight, oil and gas companies will be able to realize the same dramatic benefits our customers in other industries have already experienced: improved asset performance, reduced costs, and decreased downtime, increased profit margins and the ability to prevent crises f r o m turning into catastrophes.”

The Space-Time Insight solution for the oil and gas industry is available now and includes the Space-Time Asset Composite and Space-Time Crisis Composite, tailored for the oil & gas industry.

For more information on the solution, to see a recorded product demonstration, or read a white paper about how Space-Time Insight delivers benefits to the oil & gas industry, visit www.spacetimeinsight.com.

Space-Time Insight composite applications for the oil and gas industry automatically integrate features and data f r o m geographic information systems (GIS), real-time weather, data feeds, real-time environmental and equipment sensor data feeds, and data f r o m enterprise systems for asset management (EAM), production forecasting, field engineer scheduling and dispatch, cost analysis, environmental, health, and safety (EHS), and compliance, and inventory systems. Composite features include visual environmental impact indexing and features enabling condition-based and proactive maintenance. Benefits include the ability to prevent minimize downtime, prevent or proactively mitigate leaks and spills, and increase production rates through improved asset performance.

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Space-Time Insight products deliver intuitive, geospatial-temporal visualizations, contextual real-time analytics, condition-based alerts, remedial action schemes, and workflow links that enable accelerated, geo-aware responses – f r o m a single screen.

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Naugatuck Glass continues under New Flag: FLABEG Technical Glass U.S. Corporation

With a change of name to FLABEG Technical Glass U.S. Corp. the acquisition of Naugatuck Glass, Connecticut, initiated in mid-2008, is now complete. By this move FLABEG has expanded its solar portfolio with a focus on thin glass technology for solar applications.

In the field of machining and finishing of thin glass with strengths of 0.95 mm, Naugatuck Glass acquired a leading position. And now FLABEG is building on this experience to develop strategically ist future orientation as a leading supplier in the field of concentrating solar thermal power plants (CSP). Additionally, in this context, it is also pressing ahead with the development of lead-and copper-free protection and coating systems for solar energy applications.

“Even for parabolic-reflector power stations thinner glass units are interesting. The thinner the glass, the higher the degree of reflection,” explains Axel Buchholz, CEO of the FLABEG Group. Thus FLABEG is once again manifesting its role as an experienced and innovative partner for plant operators.

FLABEG, founded in 1882, is an independent company with ten manufacturing facilities in Europe, America and Asia. FLABEG is active in the commercial sectors of automotive mirrors, solar glass mirrors and technical glass, specializing in all processes of glass finishing, and sets technological standard in terms of the company‘s core competencies – bending and coating.

Mirror components, bending and the application of optical and functional layers also rank among the core competencies of FLABEG Technical Glass U.S. Corp., (formerly Naugatuck Glass, founded in 1927) so that FLABEG now virtually covers the spectrum of flat glass processing.

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After-Lite Wins Green Home Eco Innovation Award

After 14 years of research and endless trials in the field of practical photo luminescent application, a unique product has emerged, and it’s been recognized by greenhomehints.com as a product contributing to making the planet a greener and healthier place for all.

After-Lite Energy-Free Lighting performs absolutely as described. Its creator, Tim S. LeMaster, a professional inventor for the past 25 years, is no newcomer to the universe of photo luminescent technology. He has succeeded in taking what one used to think of as a glow-in-the-dark novelty and elevated it to a legitimate player in the quest for a greener, more energy-efficient lifestyle.

Here is a quick overview of what differentiates After-Lite from its glow-in-the-dark predecessors: It begins with a variety of advanced, high-grade, photo luminescent crystals. These proprietary rare earth minerals are processed under intense heat and pressure by a leading developer of unique photo luminescent safety products. The result is remarkable product that glows brightly for hours without requiring an energy source. LeMaster calls his creation a Crystal Energy Cell (CEC).

The crystal energy cell absorbs light, natural or manmade, during daylight hours or at times when a space is artificially lit. Absorbed light, in the form of photons, is stored by the crystal energy cell. Then, in low light or dark conditions, those photons are released, resulting in a soothing green glow allowing that space to be negotiated safely for hours without requiring energy to illuminate.

A CEC charged by the sun for as little as 3 minutes can be taken into a dark room and function nearly as effectively as a flashlight. Longer exposure to brighter, broader-spectrum light results in a brighter, longer-lasting illumination.

When partnered with a compact fluorescent light bulb (a proven energy-saver) the After-Lite Energy-Free System is a positive solution to generating light while contributing the the green initiative by not requiring energy to operate once it is in use.

Remarkably, the CEC will never loose its ability to recharge. Remove it from a failed light and attach it to a new bulb to provide light energy-free, over and over. Not only does the product save energy, it has positive security and safety benefits as well.

“Photo luminescence has already proved itself to be a lifesaver.” LeMaster says.

Photo luminescent paint was utilized in the World Trade Center towers after the first terrorist attack in 1993. Its widespread application provided visibility after power outages in the attack of 9/11 and has been credited for saving many lives.

“We supply helmet and tool patches to the fire departments of New York City, Los Angeles, Minneapolis and Pittsburgh, to mention a few. The same process has revolutionized energy-free signage for low-light conditions, saving municipalities thousands of dollars, and boosted safety standards in other applications from stairway lighting strips to subway platforms.”

After-Lite provides safety and comfort benefits. An After-Lite crystal energy cell will illuminate a room when the power goes out allowing safe negotiation around the room; or function as an energy-free night-light.

To casually compare the cost of a package of compact fluorescent light bulbs available at a retailer to the price of a complete After-Lite system is inaccurate.

“The compact fluorescent light bulb is an energy-saving consumable product which we provide as a platform for our After-Lite product, LeMaster notes. The bulb has a predictable lifespan. But the true value of our purchase proposition lies in the crystal energy cell, which will last for eons.”

For more information on the After-Lite product, visit: http://after-lite.com/

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Opus Energy, A Leading Independent Supplier Of Electricity To UK Businesses, Is Celebrating The Success Of Opus Evolution

Opus Energy, a leading independent supplier of electricity to UK businesses, is celebrating the success of its market-leading online energy purchasing system, which was launched just over 12 months ago but is already responsible for 25% of its turnover and has added over 3,000 sites through new customers.

In September 2007, Opus Energy unveiled a UK market-first when it launched Opus Evolution, its advanced online electricity purchasing product for the non Half Hourly metered markets. This pioneering solution, developed and offered exclusively by Opus Energy, is unique to the non Half Hourly metered market sector and allows the customer to fix their electricity demand directly with the wholesale market. Customers are able to manage their portfolio of sites, seeing real-time data and historic information at a time, and in a location, that is convenient to them. The product enables multi-site corporate customers to move away from fixed pricing agreements and offer them the flexibility to implement their own energy purchasing strategies.

Since its launch, Opus Evolution has proved immensely successful in attracting new business and retaining existing customers. By creating access to a market segment that was previously unavailable to the smaller supplier, Opus Energy has been able to attract a host of household brands. Early adopters include Farmfoods, Goodyear Dunlop Ltd, Thorntons Plc, Stagecoach Plc and First Group Plc. These amongst others have helped to cement Opus Energy as not only a real alternative to the major incumbent suppliers, but a market-leader in its field.

Steve James, Commercial Director at Opus Energy, said: “We are delighted by the reception Opus Evolution has had over the last 12 months. The uptake has been more than 200% of the initial target and it is incredible to think that this solution is now responsible for a quarter of our business turnover.

“Without doubt, Opus Evolution helps distinguish Opus Energy as a market-leader amongst our peer group. It showcases us as an innovative and flexible independent supplier that is able to quickly meet the demands of both SME and corporate customers.

”We are in no way standing still with Opus Evolution and we are continuing to look at ways of enhancing it in order to better equip our customers against the volatile energy market.”

About Opus Energy
Opus Energy is a leading independent supplier of electricity to UK businesses, based in Northampton. It has over 40,000 customers across the country, including Yell Group Plc, Stagecoach Plc, Thorntons Plc, Farmfoods and Deloitte & Touche LLP. Opus offers companies best-price electricity together with tailored customer care. Its flexible, tailor-made solutions suit businesses across the SME and larger corporate market.

Between April 2006 and March 2007, 66% of the energy supplied by Opus Energy to its customers came from cleaner, low-carbon sources – 47% from renewable generators and 19% from cleaner Combined Heat and Power (CHP) produced by CHP generators.

Opus Energy’s management team has a 50 percent stake in the business, while International Power Plc (LSE:IPR.L) holds 30 percent and Telecom Plus Plc (LSE: TEP.L ) has 20 percent.

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Energy Saving Outdoor Lighting Sale Ideal For Fall/Winter Season

www.AccessDiscounts.com – a leading supplier of commercial lightingresidential lighting and grow lights, today announced its sale on outdoor energy saving lights in recognition of Daylight Savings Time.

The line of outdoor energy saving light fixtures come in variety in styles and provide additional light to dark entryways. Energy saving lights like those available at Access Discounts are an excellent way to address safety issues, increase home value and curb appeal while supporting green energy solutions. The Daylight Savings Sale features eco-friendly residential lights offering customers significant savings. From hanging lanterns to wall mounted lights, Access Discounts provides affordable lighting solutions for interior and exterior lighting needs.

The use of outdoor lighting fixtures such as the Hunter Kenroy collection offers brighter solutions that are conducive to the green movement. Access Discounts offers low cost solutions for residential and commercial lighting solutions that are high quality and energy efficient. The online retailer provides 100% American made commercial lighting products guaranteed to be of the highest quality lights meeting ETL, UL & CUL standards.

Customers can experience significant savings on residential lights designed for residential or commercial exteriors, entry ways, stairways, parking garages, or storage areas.

“As the economy continues to wane, we know that both low cost and energy saving solutions are more important than ever. Access Discounts offers instant savings to businesses and consumers. Shoppers can benefit from our site-wide cost savings and shipping promotions,” stated Christina Roush, spokesperson for Access Discounts.

By offering precision engineered products, Access Discounts brings the very best in energy efficient lighting solutions to market while passing savings on to their customers. Customers can take advantage of Access Discounts’ price breaks and implement power saving and cost saving solutions with minimal investment. For more information on outdoor residential lights on sale, please visit http://www.accessdiscounts.com.

About Access Discounts
AccessDiscounts.com provides a wide selection of grow lightsresidential lighting andcommercial lighting of the highest quality. Leveraging the close relationships developed with top lighting manufacturers, Access Discounts is able to provide the very best in lighting solutions at affordable prices. As a leading supplier of lighting fixtures for horticultural lighting, indoor and outdoor lighting, Access Discounts strives to bring quality lighting to customers nationwide. Founded in 2002 with headquarters in Milpitas, CA AccessDiscounts.com offers lights, lighting fixtures and accessories for residential, commercial and horticulture lighting needs. For more information, please visithttp://www.AccessDiscounts.com.

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Many struggling oil and gas producers have big ideas, but may find their projects postponed indefinitely or pass them by while they struggle to find funds, not anymore

Commonwealth Capital Advisors (CCA) reached yet another milestone when it released a new software module of Financial Architect®. OIL & GAS Producer™ is revolutionizing the way start-up and early-stage Oil & Gas producers are raising substantial amounts of capital using the techniques of Wall Street investment banks.

OIL & GAS Producer™ is an addition to the highly acclaimed Financial Architect® for operating companies that simplifies equity financing for start-up and early-stage companies. The easy-to-use software based OIL & GAS Producer™ generates the required securities offering documents and investor leads, which enable start-up and early stage Oil & Gas producers, Oil & Gas Drillers and Field and Production Engineers raise and manage an unlimited amount of capital for oil and gas acquisition and or production.

CCA is a ten-year-old investment banking advisory firm comprised of Wall Street Investment Bankers, Securities Attorneys and CPAs who invented Financial Architect®, a patent pending system designed to substantially reduce the cost (in time and money) of raising capital, through the selling of securities.

“The goals of Financial Architect®, and the module we’re announcing for oil and gas production companies are simple,” said Timothy Hogan, CCA’s Chairman and CEO. “We want to help entrepreneurs involved in the oil and gas industry to significantly lower the costs and increase the speed of raising equity capital. Just as important, we want to provide oil and gas producers and their professional management teams with an easy-to-use expert system that will enable them to choose the right deal structure for the capital they need, and manage those funds in compliance with federal and state securities laws, rules and regulations.”

“We believe there’s significant and growing demand among entrepreneurs for control over their financing strategies. The software components of Financial Architect® are designed to meet this ‘do-it-yourself’ approach,” he concluded. More importantly, Commonwealth Capital Advisors has developed and now provides

Financial Architect® as the Premier Expert System for start-up, early-stage and seasoned companies, that seek capital. The patent pending, software based, Financial Architect® is a system and method of reducing the cost of raising capital, as so states the abstract of its patent application.

Financial Architect® enables entrepreneurs to: valuate their company pre and post-money; create “marketable deal structures” for securities to be offered that are designed to sell into today’s private equity markets; create the required securities offering documents compliant with federal and state securities laws, rules and regulations; and access to accredited “angel” investors, private equity funds, hedge funds, registered investment advisors, broker-dealers and many other sources of capital, around the world, that have a specific interest in funding start-up and early-stage companies. Access to investors, more Wall Street secrets and techniques, as well as, regulatory guidance is located in the password-protected “Commonwealth Capital Club” located on CCA’s website and is part of Financial Architect®.

“When it comes to raising capital, there are no guarantees — only degrees of probability. To further ensure success, simply increase the probability to the highest degree possible. Financial Architect® is designed to increase your probability of raising capital to the highest degree possible. How can we make such a claim? Because this is the Wall Street process and without it, Wall Street wouldn’t exist. We’ve simply brought the “Wall Street” process to “Main Street” companies.”

Timothy D. Hogan, Founder & CEO: Commonwealth Capital Advisors “When it comes to raising capital, there is no simpler way to explain how to effectively raise substantial amounts of capital while maintaining voting control. If you read just the first 2-Chapters of the Ebook, “The Secrets of Wall St. – Raising Capital for Start-Up and Early Stage Companies,” it would be time well spent. By doing so, you will be able to make an informed decision if our process is right for your company’s capital raising needs. At a minimum, you will save a significant amount of time, money and headaches trying to figure out how the world of capital really works,” Hogan concluded.

If you have not been through the process before and have a limited appreciation and understanding of it, then we suggest you educate yourself first, by reading the abridged edition of: “The Secrets of Wall Street – Raising Capital for Start-Up and Early Stage Companies.” (It’s Complimentary)

Entrepreneurs around the world are revolutionizing the way capital is raised using Financial Architect®.

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Energy Saving High Bay Light Fixtures Offer Green Benefit

www.AccessDiscounts.us – a leading supplier of commercial lighting, residential lighting and grow lights, today announced the newest inventory of energy saving lights including compact fluorescent hi bay fixtures that provide environmentally conscious lighting customers more options in green lighting solutions.

The line of acrylic lights are not only eco-friendly, but provide significant savings for customers from an economic standpoint. The compact fluorescent fixtures are listed for damp locations and warehouse facilities, commercial buildings, manufacturing plants, shipping and receiving areas and storage facilities.

With it’s up-light components, the 22″ acrylic CFL high bay fixture is UL listed and the reflector has a 92.5 total luminaries efficiency, which is ideal for light colored ceilings. The overall height is 22.3″ with a 15.07 ballast housing offering substantial light at lower energy savings costs.

The use of commercial lighting fixtures such as the acrylic high bay fixtures provides brighter and lighter solutions that are conducive to the green movement.

Access Discounts offers low cost solutions for commercial lighting solutions that address lighting as well as lower energy costs. Providing 100% American made commercial lighting products guaranteed to be of the highest quality, Access Discounts aims to provide customers efficient, effective and quality commercial and residential lighting solutions.

Ideal for commercial, the 22″ acrylic CFL high bay fluorescent light fixtures bring value not only in the form of green lighting and energy efficient savings, but the cost in comparison to alternative lighting solutions is a substantial benefit as well. Customers can experience significant savings on commercial lights including high bay aluminum lights, low bay lights as well as wall packs designed for residential or commercial exteriors, entry ways, stairways, parking garages, or storage areas.

“With the economic slow down and soaring energy costs happening today, it is crucial for organizations to offset costs wherever possible. With the instant savings offered by Access Discounts businesses and consumers can leverage the site-wide cost savings and add value all the while minimizing the costs associated with rising energy costs,” stated Christina Roush, spokesperson for Access Discounts.

By offering precision engineered products meeting ETL, UL & CUL standards, the company brings the very best in energy efficient lighting solutions to market while passing savings on to their customers. Customers can take advantage of Access Discounts‘ price breaks and implement power saving and cost saving solutions with minimal investment. For more information on commercial lights on sale, please visithttp://www.accessdiscounts.us/commercial-lights.html

About Access Discounts
AccessDiscounts.us provides a wide selection of grow lightsresidential lighting andcommercial lighting of the highest quality. Leveraging the close relationships developed with top lighting manufacturers, Access Discounts is able to provide the very best in lighting solutions at affordable prices. As a leading supplier of lighting fixtures for horticultural lighting, indoor and outdoor lighting, Access Discounts strives to bring quality lighting to customers nationwide. Founded in 2002 with headquarters in Milpitas, CA AccessDiscounts.us offers lights, lighting fixtures and accessories for residential, commercial and horticulture lighting needs. For more information, please visithttp://www.AccessDiscounts.us.

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Aeris Communications added an article reviewing smart energy solutions

Aeris Communications, the leading wireless communications service provider dedicated exclusively to the Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and telematics marketplace across North America, today announced the company has added an article reviewing smart energy solutions to its Website.

The article provides an overview of Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI), an “intelligent” technology that includes metering systems capable of recording and reporting energy consumption and other measurements at more frequent intervals than the typical billing cycle (usually monthly). The full article is available for viewing at http://www.aeris.net/articles/advanced-metering-infrastructure-ami.html.

Readily deployed over wireless networks, advanced metering technology will work with today’s energy sources (gas, water, electricity) and provides answers for management and conservation of future renewable energy grids. Through the use of AMI, development and management of new power markets promises both a brighter and greener future for all involved in the energy equation.

The article provides an overview of current and future uses of AMI and provides details about the benefits of implementing AMI including improved network reliability and system responsiveness as well as increased meter functionality. The article also outlines economic and environmental efficiencies.

About Aeris Communications, Inc.
Aeris is the leading wireless communications service provider dedicated exclusively to the Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and Telematics marketplace across North America. Aeris has assembled and seamlessly integrated its top tier carrier partner networks through AerFrame™ to provide customers with simplified, unified, reliable, and even customized network services for M2M and Telematics applications. Since 1992, Aeris has developed expertise and patented technologies now proven on millions of devices and billions of messages per year. Aeris provides expert services, superior reliability, broader coverage, lower latency, and unsurpassed customer support and managed services. For more information, please visit http://www.aeris.net or call 1-888-GO-AERIS.

 

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Cost Efficient Way to Heat Homes or Shops This Winter With Wood

With the heat still affecting much of the USA, sitting back in the easy chair in a warm home is probably the last thing homeowners would be thinking about in late September. However, it is time to be thinking of an alternative heating solution for your home. Instead of letting your money go up the chimney, why not look into a forced air wood burning furnace that sits outside.

Scott Bradley an expert in outside wood heaters at Bradley Enterprises suggests that now is the time to be selecting a heater and getting it installed prior to the heating season.

“Now before fall or winter even arrives is the time to be thinking about what to do with those high heating bills you will have coming.” Scott Bradley says, sales manager of Bradley Enterprises in Ozark, Missouri. “Waiting till late fall is not a good option since demand will outstrip supply of outside wood furnaces like last fall and winter. You will be faced with a long wait for a furnace. This could have you installing on a cold winter day instead of a nice fall afternoon.”

If you have access to wood, and live in a mainly rural area an outdoor wood heater would be the ideal alternative heat source for your home or shop. Always be sure and check with your local zoning board to make sure a unit could be installed on your property.

Several factors that will influence the prices of heating oil, propane, natural gas, and electricity in the upcoming winter season October 2007 thru March 2008 include:

1. China and India and other areas of the world have a strong demand for diesel fuel which is similar to home heating oil.

2. Tight crude supply and political unrest in several areas of the world (Middle East tension, Iran, Nigeria just to name a few places).

3. Hurricane related interruptions in supply.

4. A lack of excess production capacity, in the past other areas of the world could make up for production disruptions in another area. Now, with an increase in demand all over the world the excess does not exist.

5. The amount of winter weather we have as transportation of heating oil can be slowed by snowy roads or frozen rivers.

These are just some of the reasons heating your home could be more expensive this winter season. All the different heating source usually follow one another in pricing during a winter season.

Homeowners that are interested in burning wood in a outside wood heater should find them priced from $1400.00 to $7-8000 dollars it will depend on the style, options or size of the heating unit.

More information on outside heating units can be found online very easily by using a search engine like Google or Yahoo. Looking for information by using “outside wood heater, outside wood furnace, outdoor furnace” will bring up a variety of manufacturers product lines.

For more information on the news included in this release (or an interview) contact Scott Bradley or visit www.outsidewoodheater.com.

About Bradley Enterprises:
In business over 19 years selling forced air outside wood furnaces locally and shipping throughout the entire USA from the website. Number one in sales volume of the Lil’house outside the house forced air wood furnace.

 

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