RICHMOND, Va., Aug. 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of its plan to release more than 100 new fabrics in 2018 (extending its industry-leading selection of more than 700 SKUs), LuXout Shades today announced a stunning new option for designers looking to tackle harmful UV rays with "Simply Beautiful" aesthetics. Through a proprietary collection of fabrics, the company's new LuXscreen Solar Screens collection allows designers to dial up near limitless options while giving homeowners the ability to fine-tune between openness, privacy, and protection.

New collection allows designers to dial up near limitless options, while giving homeowners the ability to fine-tune between openness, privacy and protection.
New collection allows designers to dial up near limitless options, while giving homeowners the ability to fine-tune between openness, privacy and protection.

"With solar protection, the dilemma for designers often came down to preserving views and room aesthetics, or obtaining maximum protection from things like unwanted radiation, glare, and harmful UV rays, which cause not only squinting, and fading, but also skin damage," says Tony Lovette, president and founder of LuXout Shades. "With our new Solar Screen fabrics, they can now tackle those issues, while adding these stunning looks and textures to their designs."

In the meantime, Lovette says those benefits also shield homeowners from as much as 20 percent of their cooling costs — all of which can be dialed in using the company's Sun Sensor Automation to automatically detect light, while raising or lowering shades to save energy. They also shield designers from the issue of getting "scooped" by internet sources and retailers, because — like all of LuXout Shades' products — they're only available to registered interior designers. Developed for the company's rolldown and roman shades, all Solar Screen fabrics are held in stock for quick fabrication and delivery in as little as two weeks.

"Designers love these latest fabrics because their unique and stylish patterns and weaves provide near limitless options," Lovette says. "It's a win-win for them and their clients."

Designers can check out the latest fabrics, request free swatches and sign up to receive LuXout Shade's newsletter by enrolling in the LuXout Shade program at

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LuXout Products Inc. is a Richmond, Va.-based manufacturer and provider of window treatments noted for its high-quality, hand-stitched, one-of-a-kind products, along with quick turnarounds and superior customer service. Founded in 1967 as a "to the trade" drapery workroom, the company now distributes its LuXout Shades internationally on a limited basis to the trade only. For more information, visit or call 800-817-1204.

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BOSTON, Aug. 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Kearsarge Energy, the Northeast's leading renewable energy project developer and financier based in Boston, Massachusetts, announces its first New York Community Solar Farm. Located on 12 acres in Oppenheim, New York, the 1.94 MW project is developed, owned and operated by Kearsarge.

Through Kearsarge's NY Community Solar Partnership with Common Energy, Capital Region homeowners and renters can add solar energy to their existing National Grid account, save 10 percent on electricity and lower emissions in their community. Enrollment is available today at

"Kearsarge is one of the pioneers in Community Solar," said Andrew Bernstein, managing director of Kearsarge Energy. "Our business has been centered around public-private partnerships offering net metered credits to municipalities, school systems and other public entities. Kearsarge Community Solar brings these same benefits to residential customers in New York."

The Oppenheim site will be a major environmental benefit to all stakeholders, offsetting over 35,000 tons of carbon dioxide. Incorporating 5,544 solar panels, the site will generate 2,300,000 kilowatt hours AC per year which will be fed into the local utility grid. In addition, the Town of Oppenheim will receive tax revenues over the next 20 years from the project.

"Common Energy is excited to partner with Kearsarge to bring lower-cost clean energy to the Capital Region," said Malcolm Bliss, vice president of partnerships at Common Energy. "We believe this project is an important step toward creating a vibrant, clean energy economy in New York State."

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About Kearsarge Energy

Kearsarge Energy, based in Boston, Massachusetts, is a leading renewable energy project development, finance and asset management company, with a dual mission to help build a more sustainable world and to provide superior returns to stakeholders and the environment. Kearsarge is focused on creating long-term value by working with local communities to meet the growing demand for commercial and utility-scale renewable energy projects. Visit or call (617) 393-4222.

About Common Energy

Common Energy enables homeowners and renters to save money by connecting them to lower-cost clean energy from local solar projects. These projects lower carbon emissions and create clean energy jobs in the community. Common Energy partners with developers to monetize their Community Solar projects. Visit or call (844) 899-8763.

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JUNO BEACH, Fla., Aug. 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- NextEra Energy Partners, LP (NYSE: NEP) ("NEP") today announced that it anticipates that the resale registration statement on Form S-3, previously filed by NEP with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "Commission") on July 3, 2018 (the "resale registration statement"), will be declared effective by the Commission on or about Sept. 7, 2018. The resale registration statement will register NEP's common units issuable upon conversion of its previously issued $300.0 million principal amount of 1.50 percent convertible senior notes due 2020 (the "notes"). The notes were originally sold on Sept. 8, 2017. At the same time, a registration rights agreement was entered into between NEP and the initial purchaser of the notes, which required the filing of the resale registration statement.

In order for a beneficial owner of the notes to be named as a selling securityholder and to have its common units included in the resale registration statement at the time of effectiveness, the beneficial owner must complete and deliver a selling securityholder notice and questionnaire on or before Aug. 23, 2018, to:

NextEra Energy Partners, LP

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Attention: Corporate Secretary

Phone: 561-694-4700

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The selling securityholder notice and questionnaire, and further information, may be obtained from NEP as specified above.

A registration statement relating to these securities has been filed with the Commission but has not yet become effective. These securities may not be sold nor may offers to buy be accepted prior to the time the registration statement becomes effective.

This communication shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or other jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or other jurisdiction.

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NextEra Energy Partners, LP (NYSE: NEP) is a growth-oriented limited partnership formed by NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NEE). NextEra Energy Partners acquires, manages and owns contracted clean energy projects with stable, long-term cash flows. Headquartered in Juno Beach, Florida, NextEra Energy Partners owns interests in wind and solar projects in the U.S., as well as natural gas infrastructure assets in Texas. The renewable energy projects are fully contracted, use industry-leading technology and are located in regions that are favorable for generating energy from the wind and sun. The seven natural gas pipelines in the portfolio are all strategically located, serving power producers and municipalities in South Texas, processing plants and producers in the Eagle Ford Shale, and commercial and industrial customers in the Houston area. The NET Mexico Pipeline, the largest pipeline in the portfolio, provides a critical source of natural gas transportation for low-cost, U.S.-sourced shale gas to Mexico. For more information about NextEra Energy Partners, please visit:

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DUBLIN, Aug 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --

The "Roofing - Global Strategic Business Report" report has been added to's offering.

The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East & Africa, and Latin America. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2016 through 2024. Also, a five-year historic analysis is provided for these markets.

This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Roofing in US$ by the following Product Segments:

  • Asphalt Shingles
  • Metal
  • Elastomeric
  • Built-Up
  • Roofing Tiles
  • Modified Bitumen
  • Plastic
  • Others

The report profiles 138 companies including many key and niche players such as:

  • American Hydrotech, Inc. (USA)
  • Atlas Roofing Corporation (USA)
  • BMI Group (UK)
  • Braas Monier Building Group S.A. (Germany)
  • Icopal Ltd. (UK)
  • Carlisle Construction Materials LLC (USA)
  • Duro-Last Roofing, Inc. (USA)
  • Etex Group SA (Belgium)
  • Firestone Building Products (USA)
  • Fletcher Insulation (Australia)
  • GAF (USA)
  • IKO Industries, Ltd. (Canada)
  • Johns Manville (USA)
  • Masterplast Group International (Hungary)
  • NCI Building Systems, Inc. (USA)
  • Nucor Corporation (USA)
  • Nucor Building Systems (USA)
  • Owens Corning (USA)
  • Rockwool International A/S (Denmark)
  • Saint-Gobain SA (France)
  • CertainTeed Corporation (USA)
  • Sika AG (Switzerland)
  • Sika Sarnafil, Inc. (USA)
  • TAMKO Building Products, Inc. (USA)
  • The Garland Company, Inc. (USA)
  • USG Boral (Malaysia)
  • Wienerberger AG (Austria)
  • Xtratherm Limited (Ireland)

Key Topics Covered: 


Roofing Materials: Improving Strength, Durability and Energy Efficiency of Residential and Non-Residential Buildings

Growth Drivers for the Roofing Market: On a Scale 1 (10 High Impact; 1 Low Impact)

Growth Dampeners for Roofing Market: On a Scale 1 (10 High Impact; 1 Low Impact)

Growth Drivers in a Nutshell

Market Fortunes Intrinsically Tied to the Construction Industry Dynamics

Building Renovations & Remodeling: Key Revenue Contributors in the Developed Markets

Rising Investments in Infrastructure Projects Strengthen Market Prospects

Stringent Standards and Regulatory Compliance: A Major Challenge for the Roofing Industry

Other Challenges Hampering Market Prospects for Roofing Materials

Global Market Outlook

The US & Europe: Steady Growth Projected for the Matured Markets

Developing Countries Spearhead Current and Future Market Growth


The Perennial Need for Roofing in Buildings Drive Healthy Demand for Various Types of Roofing Materials

Major Roofing Technology Trends Summarized

Flat Roofs

Dark and Reflective Surfaces

Seamless Gutter

Fireproof Roofing

Membranes Based Flat Roofing

Green Roofing

Insulated Roofing

Cool Roofing

Building-Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV)

Living Roof

Metal Roofing

Roofing Colors

Roofing Tiles

Slate Roof

TPO Single-Ply Roofing Membranes

Elastomeric and Plastic Roofing

Growing Prominence of Environment-Friendly and Technologically-Advanced Roofing Solutions: The Fundamental Growth Driver

Increasing Focus on Energy Efficient and Eco-Friendly Roofing Materials

Sustainable Roofing Solutions Gain Popularity

Surge in Energy Consumption and the Resulting Need for Energy Efficient Roofing Drives Demand for Insulated Roofs

Demand for Roof Insulation Driven by Climate Change and Increase in Global Temperatures

Growing Need to Achieve Sustainability and Cost Savings Propels Demand for Green Building Materials

Net Zero Energy Buildings: The Ultimate Objective

Green Roofing Technologies Offer Huge Untapped Market Potential

Solar Ready Roofs

Energy-Efficient Asphalt Shingles

Reflective Roof Coatings

Lighter Roofing Shades Find Favor

Despite Competition from Other Roofing Alternatives, Asphalt Shingles Continue to Maintain the Lead

Recent Innovations in Asphalt Roofing Augurs Well for the Segment

Hybrid Roof Systems are Finding Widespread Application

Shingle Recycling Gain Momentum

Recyclability, Sound Proof, and Durability Attributes Drive Widespread Adoption of Rubber Roofing

Recycled Rubber Roofing Shingles ae Environment Friendly and Cost Effective

Select Rubber Roofing Systems for Commercial and Residential Buildings

One-Piece System

Shed-Covering System

Self-Adhesive System

DuoPly System

Rubber Roofing Shingles Make the Process of Roof Repair Easier

Rubber Roofing Shingles Advantages



Easy Installation

Ecologically Safe

Low Maintenance

Rubber Roofing Types for Various Buildings



Ballasted (Loose-Laid)

Longer Life, Fire-Proof, and Multiple Other Benefits Drive Faster Growth in Demand for Metal Roofing

Production of Metal Roofs

Major Metal Roofing Technologies

Recent Metal Roof Styles and Trends

Training and Field Supervision Gain Importance

Built-Up Roofing Systems Face Various Operational, Technological, and Economic Hurdles

Cold Applied Roofing System: An Ideal Option in High-Rise Buildings

Cold-Liquid-Applied Membranes: The Next Generation Roof Waterproofing Technology

Positive Demographic and Economic Trends Offer Bright Prospects for Roofing Demand

Rapid Urbanization

Ballooning Global Population

Burgeoning Middle Class Population

Fixing the Asbestos Asphyxiation: Nations Ought to Wake Up to the Alarming Problem


Futuristic Roofing Materials Technologies

Roofing and the Internet of Things (IOT) Technology

Roof-Integrated Solar Systems

Drones: The Next Big Thing for the Roofing Industry

How Drones Work

Time-saving Technology

Drones: A Safer Solution?

Comprehensive Reporting with Diagrams

Expanding Applications of the Drone Technology

Roofing Software Solutions Continue to Evolve

Apps on Roof

Consumer Portals

Scheduling Boards

Repair Tracking Service

Ferrocement Channel Roof

3M Scotchkote Roofing Systems

Roofr: Satellite Image-Based Estimates for New Roofing and Roofing Repairs

Tesla's Solar Roofing Shingles that Absorb Sun's Energy

New Commercial Roof Replacement Technology

Novel Techniques for Roof Repairs

Smog Absorbing Shingles: A Long Awaited Breakthrough in Roofing Technology

Solar Roofing Shingles Heralds a Paradigm Shift in Captive Renewable Energy Technology

BIPV for Rooftops

BIPV and Building-Applied Photovoltaic (BAPV): A Comparative Analysis

Non-Wovens: Assuming an Increasingly Important Role

White Roofing Inching Up

Wood Replacements

Thermal Wood

Compressed Wood



Beacon Roofing Takes Over Allied Building

Impack Takes Over Alsynite NZ

SRS Distribution to Take Over SG Wholesale Roofing

Guardian Roofing Takes Over Jorve Roofing

GAF Inaugurates Manufacturing Plant

CertainTeed Increase Available of Products for NorthGate SBS- Modified Shingles

Standard Industries Takes Over Braas Monier

SOPREMA Inks Agreement with ARCOM

Firestone Building to Take Over Gaco Western

SRS Distribution Takes Over Metro Roofing Supplies

ONCAP to Take Over Tecta America

CertainTeed Inks Agreement with ARCOM

Simon Roofing Takes Over Roth Roofing Products

CertainTeed Takes Over Matterhorn Metal Roofing Brand

SRS Distribution Takes Over Atlantic

Owens Corning Takes Over InterWrap

Solar Integrated Roofing to Take Over Jure Roofing

GAF Takes Over Icopal

Johns Manville Roofing Opens New Distribution Center

Braas Monier Takes Over J.A. Plastindustri A/S


Visaka Industries Introduces ATUM Roofing Product

Atlas Roofing Unveils Shingles with HP42 Technology

Power Home Remodeling Introduces Fortitude Roofing System

Tesla Launches Solar Roof and Powerwall 2

Recticel Insulation Unveils Self-Supporting Roof System

Atlas Roofing Launches Pro-Cut High Profile Hip & Ridge



Total Companies Profiled: 138 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries 155)

  • The United States (52)
  • Canada (3)
  • Europe (76)
    • France (3)
    • Germany (14)
    • The United Kingdom (18)
    • Italy (15)
    • Spain (2)
    • Rest of Europe (24)
  • Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) (18)
  • Middle East (1)
  • Africa (5)

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DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The "Thin Film Photovoltaic Cells - Global Strategic Business Report" report has been added to's offering.

The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2016 through 2024. Also, a five-year historic analysis is provided for these markets.

This report analyzes the worldwide markets in US$ Thousand by the following Technologies:

  • Amorphous Silicon
  • Cadmium Telluride
  • Copper Indium Selenide/Copper Indium Gallium Selenide

The report profiles 44 companies including many key and niche players such as:

  • Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc. (USA)
  • Astronergy/Chint Solar (China)
  • AVANCIS GmbH & Co. KG (Germany)
  • First Solar, Inc. (USA)
  • Global Solar Energy, Inc. (USA)
  • Hanergy Holding Group Ltd. (China)
  • Kaneka Corporation (Japan)
  • MiaSol (USA)
  • NexPower Technology Corp. (Taiwan)
  • Sharp Solar Energy Solutions Group (USA)
  • Solar Frontier K.K (Japan)
  • Solibro GmbH (Germany)
  • SoloPower Systems, Inc. (USA)
  • Trony Solar Holdings Co., Ltd. (China)
  • TSMC Solar Limited (Taiwan)

Key Topics Covered

1. Introduction, Methodology & Product Definitions

2. Industry Overview

3. Growth Drivers, Market Trends & Issues

4. Photovoltaic Industry - An Overview

  • Solar Power - The Major Application Area of Thin Film PV Cells
  • Growing Focus on Renewable Sources of Energy Favors Market Growth
  • Robust Growth for Solar PV Industry: Potential Growth Opportunities for Thin Films PV Market
  • Increasing Government Investments Drive Growth in the Thin Films Photovoltaic Market
  • Thin Film Technology Moves Ahead
  • Thin Film PV - A Substitute to Crystalline Silicon Technology
  • Comparison between Crystalline Silicon and Thin Film Technologies

5. Product Overview

6. Competitive Landscape

6.1 Focus on Select Players

6.2 Product Innovations/Introductions

6.3 Recent Industry Activity

7. Global Market Perspective

Total Companies Profiled: 44 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries - 51)

  • The United States (14)
  • Canada (1)
  • Japan (3)
  • Europe (16)
    • France (1)
    • Germany (10)
    • Rest of Europe (5)
  • Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) (17)

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OKLAHOMA CITY, Aug. 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Energy and Environmental Services, Inc. (OTC: EESE) today announced its unaudited financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2018.

"Our return to profitability is an important milestone and a direct reflection of our dedicated employees putting their core values to work," stated Leon Joyce, CEO.  "This achievement will serve to further reinvigorate our efforts to improve all facets of the company.  We will continue to focus on increasing EBITDA going forward," added Joyce.

Second Quarter 2018 Financial Highlights

  • Sales revenues continued to strengthen with an increase of $1,106,600 (122%) from $906,900 in the Second Quarter 2017 to $2,013,500 for the Second Quarter 2018.  Gross profit grew $348,200 (50%) from $699,600 in the Second Quarter 2107 to $1,047,800 in the Second Quarter 2018.
  • Operating expenses were reduced $143,700 (13%) from $1,121,500 in the Second Quarter 2017 to $976,800 in the Second Quarter 2018. 
  • EBITDA for the Second Quarter 2018 was $167,800 compared to $(403,400) for the Second Quarter 2017. This increase was more than triple over the previous quarter EBITDA of $53,800.
  • Net income for the Second Quarter 2018 was $96,800 versus a net loss of $(413,600) in the Second Quarter 2017.

Capital Resources and Outlook

EES's primary source of capital has been cash flow from operations.  It has limited borrowings in recent years and has not sold shares to generate capital.  Cash from operations for the six months ended June 30, 2018 was $2,908,300, which reflects a net decrease of $743,100 from December 31, 2017.  Much of the net decrease came from a $820,300 increase in accounts receivable and a $422,000 increase in inventories, which were partially offset by a $143,700 increase in accounts payable.  These changes generally reflect the increased activity from higher product sales.  With working capital of $5,456,300 at June 30, 2018, EES has sufficient capacity to meet its cash needs and will continue to focus on increasing EBITDA. 

EES has a strong balance sheet with $2,908,300 of cash and cash equivalents and working capital of $5,456,300 at June 30, 2018.  Its Second Quarter 2018 revenues showed a strong increase over Second Quarter 2017.  EES believes its revenues will continue to increase and that it can contain its costs and expenses.  With stronger revenues, it expects that 2018 will be a profitable year.  EES expects that chemical sales will continue to grow with the newly separated product lines, improved customer service and strong oil and gas industry activity.  It has also experienced growth in its Enduro-Bond coating product line, which is aided by pump barrel sales through the Vortex joint venture.  In the next quarter, EES should be manufacturing OMRI-certified organic fertilizer through its enzyme farm and ranch segment.  EES also anticipates results from a university study of its livestock probiotic feed supplement, which it expects will foster sales in that product segment.  The success of these products should diversify its revenue stream.

About EES

Energy and Environmental Services, Inc. (EES), based in Oklahoma City, participates in the oilfield chemical, anti-corrosive coatings and biotech industries.  EES was established in 1991 and management has over 50 years of experience blending, manufacturing and packaging custom liquids and solid chemicals for the oil, gas and agricultural industries.  Additionally, EES has expanded to develop innovative products and applications for enzyme system technologies, livestock feed supplements, specialized anti-corrosive coatings and solar well treatment systems. 

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DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The "Building Integrated Photovoltaics (BiPV) - Global Strategic Business Report" report has been added to's offering.

The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2016 through 2024. Also, a five-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Building Integrated Photovoltaics (BiPV) in terms of Annual Installation Capacity in Kilowatts.

The Global market is further analyzed by the following Segments:

  • Architectural
  • Roofing
  • Others

The report profiles 85 companies including many key and niche players such as:

  • Solar Panel/Module Manufacturers
  • Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc. (USA)
  • Canadian Solar, Inc. (Canada)
  • Greatcell Solar Limited (Australia)
  • First Solar, Inc. (USA)
  • Hanergy Holding Group Ltd. (China)
  • Global Solar Energy, Inc. (USA)
  • Hanwha Q CELLS Co., Ltd. (South Korea)
  • Heliatek GmbH (Germany)
  • Sharp Corporation (Japan)
  • Trina Solar (China)
  • Wuxi Suntech Power Co., Ltd. (China)
  • Yingli Green Energy Holding (China)
  • BIPV Product Manufacturers/Suppliers
  • Asahi Glass Co., Ltd. (Japan)
  • BELECTRIC GmbH (Germany)
  • CertainTeed Corporation (USA)
  • Ertex solartechnik GmbH (Austria)
  • Onyx Solar Energy S.L. (Spain)
  • Romag (UK)
  • Scheuten Glas Nederland B.V. (Netherlands)

Key Topics Covered:

1. Industry Overview

2. Market Trends, Issues And Drivers

3. A Glance At BIPV Related Standards & Codes

4. Building Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV)

5. Product Developments/ Introductions

6. Recent Industry Activity

7. Focus On Select Players

8. Global Market Perspective

Total Companies Profiled: 85 (including Divisions

Subsidiaries 88)

  • The United States ((16)
  • Canada 3)
  • Japan (5)
  • Europe (51)
    • France (2)
    • Germany (17)
    • The United Kingdom (7)
    • Italy (3)
    • Spain (2)
    • Rest of Europe (20)
  • Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) (13)

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CHANGZHOU, China, Aug. 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Trina Solar Limited ("Trina Solar" or the "Company"), a leading total solutions provider for solar energy, recently released its "2017 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report". The report elaborates on Trina Solar's ideas, strategies and concrete practices in relation to corporate social responsibility in 2017, covering all factories and operating business units which were under the management control of Trina Solar. It consolidates the reporting on economy, environment, supply chain, people and community.

The current CSR report states that Trina Solar supports and takes actions to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Trina Solar has achieved 'zero' carbon emissions for operations in China since 2016. In 2016 and 2017, the solar power stations owned by Trina Solar in China contributed an additional 1.1 billion kWh of clean solar power to the world, reducing CO2 emissions by approximately 900,000 tons. In the four years from 2014 to 2017, Trina Solar collected a total of 12 million tons of industrial wastewater, and produced and reused 7.6 million tons of new-water (or recycled water), which could meet the annual water consumption for 41,500 households in China.

Trina Solar also pays attention to the social responsibility of its global suppliers and partners. The company continuously reduces carbon emissions in its supply chain by promoting the optimization of packaging methods, transportation modes, and increasing the local supply of products and raw materials, so as to jointly promote sustainable development of the photovoltaic industry. Trina Solar works together with partners to bring long-term benefits to local communities through investing in education, promoting public welfare and implementing volunteer programs.

Trina Solar has compiled and issued CSR reports since 2011, and the previous report was published and issued in August, 2017. The company refers to Global Reporting Initiative Sustainability Reporting Standards (GRI Standards) to compile the CSR report every year. The GRI Standards are the first and most widely adopted global standards for sustainability reporting.

In 2017, Trina Solar was granted a Gold Recognition Level in Ecovadis' 2017 CSR assessment, a global supplier sustainability ratings organization. The award of Gold Recognition Level in EcoVadis' CSR assessment demonstrates Trina Solar's commitment to promoting sustainable development.

"We believe that a beautiful tomorrow comes from our joint efforts today. Our commitment to corporate social responsibility remains as strong as ever. We will integrate our efforts and practices into the collaborative partnership towards the UN's sustainable development goals. We will make unremitting efforts to forge ahead for a better and sustainable future," said Gao Jifan, Chairman and CEO of Trina Solar.

The report is written in both Chinese and English, and is retrievable on the company's official website (

About Trina Solar

Trina Solar is a leading global total solutions provider for solar energy. Founded in 1997, Trina Solar develops proprietary smart PV solutions for large power stations as well as commercial and residential solutions, energy storage systems and photovoltaic modules. As the world's leading provider of integrated solar energy solutions, Trina Solar has taken the lead in evolving into a brand in the world of energy IoT (internet of things) and is committed to becoming a global leader in this new and emerging sector. For more information, please visit

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LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The global smart shade devices market is expected to post a CAGR of more than 87% during the period 2018-2022, according to the latest market research report by Technavio.

A key factor driving the growth of the market is growing demand for efficient energy solutions. The adoption of appliances such as TVs, refrigerators, security cameras, dishwashers, and microwave ovens is high. These appliances consume large amounts of energy to function efficiently. Owing to the rising cost of energy, consumers are on the lookout for efficient energy solutions such as smart homes. A smart home uses efficient technologies such as programmable thermostats, occupation detectors and motion sensors, solar-powered products, and zone-based thermostats to conserve energy and improve efficiency. In line with this, owing to their energy-efficiency, the demand for smart shade devices is increasing. Most importantly, these products are solar powered with built-in lithium batteries, and hence cost-effective in terms of saving money as well as driving the growth of the market over the next few years.

This market research report on the global smart shade devices market 2018-2022 also provides an analysis of the most important trends expected to impact the market outlook during the forecast period. Technavio classifies an emerging trend as a major factor that has the potential to significantly impact the market and contribute to its growth or decline.

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In this report, Technavio highlights the emergence of IoT and artificial intelligence-based smart shade devices as one of the key emerging trends in the global smart shade devices market:

Global smart shade market: emergence of IoT and artificial intelligence-based smart shade devices

Mobile devices such as smartphones, tablets, and other consumers electronics are increasingly being used for remote monitoring. IoT will continue to become a more common place, as it provides many advantages to businesses and individuals alike. Moreover, IoT helps transfer people’s personal preferences to electronic devices, thus reducing human effort in manually controlling devices and appliances. Improved internet connectivity, high penetration of smartphones, and rising awareness of home automation and smart home concept in developed countries is driving the demand for smart shade devices.

“Increasing need for convenience is leading to increased demand for home automation systems. Rise in the number of foodservice restaurants in developing countries and growing online sales of smart shade devices are some of the major factors that are expected to drive the growth of the smart shade devices market towards a positive outlook over the next five years,” says a senior analyst at Technavio for research on retail goods and services.

Global smart shade market: Segmentation analysis

This market research report segments the global smart shade market by end-user (residential and commercial), by technology (Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and BLE) and geographical regions (APAC, EMEA, and the Americas).

The Americas led the market in 2017 with a market share close to 50%, followed by EMEA, and APAC respectively. However, during the forecast period, the APAC region is expected to show the highest incremental growth rate, while the other two regions are expected to see a small decline in their market shares.

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AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Swytch, a blockchain-based clean energy incentive, today announced a partnership with Chuncheon, the capital of Gangwon Province in South Korea, to drive economic and environmental sustainability and to reduce carbon emissions in the city.

Under the partnership, the participating organizations have agreed to jointly pursue sustainable alternatives to traditional energy sources through the development and adoption of solar energy and the implementation of the Swytch network. Attendees of the meeting included Lee Jae-Soo, the mayor of Chuncheon, Brock Pierce, chairman of the Bitcoin Foundation and a representative from the United Nations Future Forum.

"This partnership aims to address energy shortages while incentivizing infrastructure development in a city that is ready to decrease its dependence on fossil fuels," said Youngsook Park, vice president of business development of Swytch in South Korea. "Swytch enables renewable energy investments to shift to areas that will have the biggest impact on carbon reduction, creating a more fluid energy market."

Swytch is a blockchain-based platform that tracks and verifies the carbon impact of renewable energy generation and other sustainable actions. Swytch leverages smart meter and blockchain technology to reward the companies and people who reduce carbon emissions the most. At the core of the Swytch solution is an open-source "Oracle" that uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to determine how much carbon is being displaced and therefore how many Swytch tokens to award.

"There is no doubt that growing our renewable energy dependence is a positive action," said Lee Jae-Soo, mayor of Chuncheon. "We are enthusiastic about this partnership that will decrease our carbon footprint and increase sustainable energy." 

"As the Swytch platform evolves and we continue improving our models for predicting and valuing the effectiveness of different energy assets and sustainability programs, this partnership in Korea will be invaluable to us," said Evan Caron, co-founder and managing director of Swytch. "We look forward to driving collaboration and innovation in Chuncheon."

Several other cities in South Korea have already developed partnerships with Swytch and additional agreements in Asia, Europe and the Caribbean are under discussion.

About Swytch

Austin-based Swytch is a blockchain platform that tracks, verifies and rewards those reducing the global carbon footprint. An Open "Oracle" at the heart of the system acts as a distributed authority, awarding Swytch tokens to people, companies and organizations that make a meaningful and measurable difference in reducing emissions. For more information, visit or follow Swytch on Telegram, Medium and Twitter.

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The project started in a lab in Melbourne, Australia, where industrial designer Alex Goad of Reef Design Lab used sophisticated computing modeling to design reef structures similar to the coral reefs found naturally in the Maldives. 

A large 3-D printer whirred away for 24 hours to print moulds of the reef structures. These moulds were cast in ceramic -- an inert substance, similar to the calcium carbonate found in coral reefs. The ceramic moulds were shipped to the Maldives, and filled with concrete on the beach at Summer Island. 

220 ceramic, concrete filled moulds were then slotted together, like a giant LEGO set, to create the new reef. 

The new reef sits in seven metres of water, close to the resort's existing coral nursery. Fragments of coral from the nursery are being transplanted onto the 3-D reef, where they will grow and colonise the structure. 

As Alex explains: "3-D printing technology helps us to develop more innovative ways of protecting coral reefs. The technology allows us to mimic the complexity of natural reef structures, so we can design artificial reefs that closely resemble those found in nature. We hope this will be a more effective way of growing and restoring corals."  

In a year or two, when the corals have grown over the 3-D reef, the resort hopes to have a new, natural looking reef, teeming with fish and marine life. 

If the 3-D printing technology proves more successful at growing corals than existing coral propagation methods, it could be a novel way of helping coral reefs survive a warming climate. 

The Maldives is one of the world's most climate-vulnerable nations. Rising sea temperatures pose a grave threat to the world's coral reefs, and mass bleaching events are becoming more common and more severe.

Summer Island Maldives has implemented a number of recent environmental initiatives, including the adoption of solar energy, a ban on the use of plastic straws, phasing out imported drinking water, and coral conservation projects.

Summer Island Resort Manager Mari Shareef explains: "Projects like the 3-D printed reef are popular among guests, who like that we protect our environment. And it's not only for the guests. Our staff, most of whom are Maldivian, want to protect their environment. Ultimately, we want to help promote a culture of environmental stewardship, not just at Summer Island, but across the Maldives."

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DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Guzman Energy Group (“Guzman Energy”)—a full-service energy company whose services include providing wholesale power, energy trading and hedging services—announced today that it has secured $130 million in additional liquidity to continue to expand its efforts to deliver cheaper and greener energy to consumers in the West and beyond. Experienced energy investors Vision Ridge Partners and ZOMA Capital are providing the capital.

The energy landscape in the United States is rapidly evolving to a renewable, distributed future. Guzman Energy is playing a leading role in bringing this future forward in the bilateral markets of the West, while at the same time significantly lowering prices, particularly in rural communities.

“We are very pleased to have Vision Ridge Partners and ZOMA Capital join us as partners,” said Leo Guzman, Chairman and CEO of Guzman Energy. “Not only do their respective investments in the company represent a tremendous validation of our leadership position to bring about change, but their strategic insights, deep relationships and significant resources will play an important role in Guzman Energy reaching its full potential.”

In aggregate, both new investors will hold a minority interest in Guzman Energy, and representatives from Vision Ridge and ZOMA will join the Guzman Energy Board of Directors.

“We offer communities—empowered by their desire for a more sustainable and competitive energy future—a path to achieve their goals,” said Chris Riley, President of Guzman Energy. “We accomplish this via a focus on renewables, mixed when necessary with traditional fuel types; smart-grid tech; increased efficiencies; battery storage; and more, thereby leading the efforts to transition our energy economy into the renewable age. We want to pave the way toward a better future for generations to come—both on and off the energy grid.”

In February 2017, Guzman Energy shook up the energy status quo by announcing a partnership with Kit Carson Electric Cooperative (KCEC) to enable the northern New Mexico counties of Taos, Colfax and Rio Arriba to achieve summer solar energy independence by 2022. In addition to generating renewable energy to cover 100 percent of the summer daytime load—saving 30,000 co-op members $50 million to $70 million in the next 10 years—Guzman Energy seeks to foster competitiveness and spur greater opportunity in the communities they serve.

“ZOMA Capital invests in a wide range of market-based sustainable solutions addressing environmental and social challenges, including energy, water and community development," said Melissa Cheong, Chief Investment Officer of ZOMA Capital. “Guzman Energy’s efforts to realign the energy economy—in unique bilateral markets in New Mexico, Colorado and beyond—aligns with our dedication to investing in a more efficient, responsive and modernized electric grid.”

“At Vision Ridge, we focus on opportunities that are good for the environment that we also believe can deliver strong financial returns,” said Reuben Munger, Managing Partner and Founder of Vision Ridge Partners. “And with Guzman Energy having been very vocal in sharing its long-term mission of making communities thrive and be more competitive, we see this as an excellent fit.”

About Guzman Energy

Guzman Energy is a wholesale energy company that supplies and trades power across North America. We are a new kind of power company—one that customizes energy solutions via trading expertise and sophisticated quantitative modeling. We enable customers—principally rural electric cooperatives and municipal power companies—to achieve lower rates and price-stability from renewable, sustainable energy. Headquartered in Coral Gables, Fla., and Denver, Colo., Guzman Energy has unique expertise in serving customers in the bilateral power markets of the Western United States and conducts its business through two practice areas: Energy & Environmental Trading and Energy Hedging & Risk Management. To learn more, visit

About ZOMA Capital

ZOMA Capital invests in a broad range of market-based sustainable solutions advancing energy, water and regional economic resiliency in Chile and Colorado. Its global investment portfolio spans multiple asset classes and sectors with an emphasis on addressing environmental and social challenges. To learn more, visit

About Vision Ridge

Vision Ridge Partners is a private equity firm, investing in sustainable real assets and asset-backed opportunities. Vision Ridge specializes in opportunities that generate strong financial returns in fundamentally impactful sectors, including renewable power, agriculture, water, waste-to-energy, transportation, energy efficiency and land. The firm was founded in 2008 and is based in Boulder, Colo., with an additional office in New York, New York.

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JUNO BEACH, Fla., Aug. 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NEE) and NextEra Energy Partners, LP (NYSE: NEP) today announced that John Ketchum, executive vice president, finance and chief financial officer of NextEra Energy, and chief financial officer of NextEra Energy Partners, is scheduled to present on Sept. 5, 2018, at the 2018 Barclays CEO Energy-Power Conference in New York City, New York. He plans to reaffirm NextEra Energy and NextEra Energy Partners' long-term growth rate and financial expectations. The presentation is scheduled to begin at 11:45 a.m. ET. A live audio webcast and a copy of the presentation materials will be available at or For those unable to listen to the live webcast, a replay will be available for 90 days by accessing the links listed above.

NextEra Energy, Inc.

NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NEE) is a leading clean energy company with consolidated revenues of approximately $17.2 billion, operates approximately 46,790 megawatts of net generating capacity and employs approximately 14,000 people in 33 states and Canada as of year-end 2017. Headquartered in Juno Beach, Florida, NextEra Energy's principal subsidiaries are Florida Power & Light Company, which serves approximately 5 million customer accounts in Florida and is one of the largest rate-regulated electric utilities in the United States, and NextEra Energy Resources, LLC, which, together with its affiliated entities, is the world's largest generator of renewable energy from the wind and sun. Through its subsidiaries, NextEra Energy generates clean, emissions-free electricity from eight commercial nuclear power units in Florida, New Hampshire, Iowa and Wisconsin. A Fortune 200 company and included in the S&P 100 index, NextEra Energy has been recognized often by third parties for its efforts in sustainability, corporate responsibility, ethics and compliance, and diversity, and has been ranked No. 1 in the electric and gas utilities industry in Fortune's 2018 list of "World's Most Admired Companies." For more information about NextEra Energy companies, visit these websites:,,

NextEra Energy Partners, LP

NextEra Energy Partners, LP (NYSE: NEP) is a growth-oriented limited partnership formed by NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NEE). NextEra Energy Partners acquires, manages and owns contracted clean energy projects with stable, long-term cash flows. Headquartered in Juno Beach, Florida, NextEra Energy Partners owns interests in wind and solar projects in the U.S., as well as natural gas infrastructure assets in Texas. The renewable energy projects are fully contracted, use industry-leading technology and are located in regions that are favorable for generating energy from the wind and sun. The seven natural gas pipelines in the portfolio are all strategically located, serving power producers and municipalities in South Texas, processing plants and producers in the Eagle Ford Shale, and commercial and industrial customers in the Houston area. The NET Mexico Pipeline, the largest pipeline in the portfolio, provides a critical source of natural gas transportation for low-cost, U.S.-sourced shale gas to Mexico. For more information about NextEra Energy Partners, please visit:

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