SACRAMENTO, Calif., March 22, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- SunPower by Hooked on Solar, a Northern California region based solar installer, has received the SunPower "Residential Regional Dealer of the Year" award for its outstanding performance as a SunPower dealer in 2018.

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SunPower by Hooked on Solar

"Earning SunPower's 2018 'Residential Regional Dealer of the Year' award for our success delivering the world's highest efficiency solar systems and superior customer experience to homeowners is an achievement we are very proud of at SunPower by Hooked on Solar said Chad Fralick, CEO of SunPower by Hooked on Solar. "Our nine-year Partnership with SunPower, one of the world's most innovative and sustainable energy companies, has allowed us to offer our customers reliable solar energy and significant electricity savings over the life of their systems."

The "Residential Regional Dealer of the Year" award honors SunPower residential dealers in select regions of the United States that consistently put customers first, while demonstrating exceptional industry knowledge, experience and leadership.

"SunPower's reputable national dealer network is strengthened by regional solar companies like SunPower by Hooked on Solar, selected for their quality craftsmanship, industry expertise and customer service," said Norm Taffe, SunPower Executive Vice President, Residential Solar. "We congratulate Hooked on Solar for an extraordinary performance in 2018 as a residential dealer, delivering the value of SunPower solar to homeowners throughout Northern California."   

Last year, Hooked on Solar installed over 800 residential SunPower solar systems and was voted Best of the Best by the communities they serve.  "In 2019, we are continuing to make investments in expanding our presence and service area deeper into the San Francisco Bay Area, which will give us a greater opportunity to help hundreds more homeowners and businesses each year experience the many benefits of switching to solar power for their energy needs," added Don Crevoiserat, Vice President of Sales & Business Development.

For more information on SunPower by Hooked on Solar, call 855.466.5332 or visit

About SunPower by Hooked on Solar

After more than 40 years in residential homebuilding and commercial construction, Chad and Ed Fralick, a father and son team, decided to specialize in the solar business full time in 2009. Ten years and thousands of installs later, SunPower by Hooked on Solar has grown to be the largest family owned solar company in Northern California.

With three Solar Design Centers open to the public, we provide a unique hands on educational experience to our customers. Our team of experienced Solar Consultants are dedicated to guiding our customers through the educational and decision-making process to decide if solar is right for them.

As a SunPower Master Dealer holding both Class B general and C-46 Solar contractors licensing, you can rest assured that you're partnering with the right solar expert to support you over the long-term. For more information, visit

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OAKVILLE, ON, March 21, 2019 /PRNewswire/ - Further to the press releases of Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. (TSX:AQN, AQN.PR.D) (NYSE: AQN) ("APUC" or the "Company") dated February 26, 2019 and March 1, 2019, APUC announced today that none of its outstanding 4,000,000 Cumulative Rate Reset Preferred Shares, Series D (the "Series D Preferred Shares") will be converted on April 1, 2019, into Cumulative Floating Rate Preferred Shares, Series E (the "Series E Preferred Shares") of the Company. During the conversion notice period which ran from March 1, 2019 to March 15, 2019, less than 1,000,000 Series D Preferred Shares were tendered for conversion into Series E Preferred Shares.

As per the terms and conditions of the Series D Preferred Shares described in the prospectus supplement of the Company dated February 25, 2014 to a short form base shelf prospectus of the Company dated February 18, 2014 relating to the issuance of Series D Preferred Shares, since there would remain outstanding on April 1, 2019, after having taken into account all Series D Preferred Shares tendered for conversion into Series E Preferred Shares, less than 1,000,000 Series E Preferred Shares, holders of Series D Preferred Shares who tendered their Series D Preferred Shares for conversion will not be entitled to convert their Series D Preferred Shares into Series E Preferred Shares. As a result, Series E Preferred Shares will not be issued at this time.

All dollar amounts referenced herein are in U.S. dollars unless otherwise noted.

About Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp.

APUC is a diversified generation, transmission and distribution utility with approximately $9 billion of total assets. Through its two business groups, APUC provides rate regulated natural gas, water, and electricity generation, transmission, and distribution utility services to over 768,000 connections in the United States, and is committed to being a global leader in the generation of clean energy through ownership of or investments in long‐term contracted wind, solar and hydroelectric generating facilities representing over 2 GW of installed capacity.  APUC delivers continuing growth through an expanding pipeline of renewable energy, electric transmission, and water infrastructure development projects with a global focus, organic growth within its rate-regulated generation, distribution and transmission businesses, and the pursuit of accretive acquisitions. APUC's common shares, Series A preferred shares and Series D preferred shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbols AQN, AQN.PR.A, and AQN.PR.D. APUC's common shares and Series A subordinated notes are also listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbols AQN and AQNA.

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Certain statements included in this news release constitute "forward-looking information" within the meaning of applicable securities laws in each of the provinces of Canada and the respective policies, regulations and rules under such laws and "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (collectively, "forward-looking statements"). The words "expected", "intends" and similar expressions are often intended to identify forward-looking statements, although not all forward-looking statements contain these identifying words. These statements are based on factors or assumptions that were applied in drawing a conclusion or making a forecast or projection, including assumptions based on historical trends, current conditions and expected future developments. Since forward-looking statements relate to future events and conditions, by their very nature they require making assumptions and involve inherent risks and uncertainties. APUC cautions that although it is believed that the assumptions are reasonable in the circumstances, these risks and uncertainties give rise to the possibility that actual results may differ materially from the expectations set out in the forward-looking statements. Material risk factors include those set out in APUC's most recent annual and interim management's discussion and analysis and most recent annual information form. Given these risks, undue reliance should not be placed on these forward-looking statements, which apply only as of their dates. Other than as specifically required by law, APUC undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements to reflect new information, subsequent or otherwise.

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NEW YORK, March 21, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The flexible elastomeric foam market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 4.72% between 2018 and 2023.

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The flexible elastomeric foams market is projected to grow from USD 2.2 billion in 2018 to USD 2.7 billion by 2023, at a CAGR of 4.72% between 2018 and 2023. The growing demand from end-use industry such as HVAC and automotive & transportation is expected to fuel the growth of the flexible elastomeric foams market. However, the lack of awareness about the benefits of insulation is expected to restrain the growth of the market during the forecast period.

Thermal insulation is the largest and fastest functional type segment of the flexible elastomeric foams market
Flexible elastomeric foams are segmented on the basis of various functions such as, thermal and acoustic.The demand for thermal insulation flexible elastomeric foams is driven as they significantly reduce energy consumption across a broad spectrum of applications such as in solar piping, residential & commercial heating & ventilation piping, and AC and refrigeration piping.

It is equally important to insulate materials from sound where acoustic insulation is needed.
It is always efficient in reducing energy consumption by properties such as low thermal conductivity, water vapor barrier, and keeping product environmentally friendly. So, this drives the demand for thermal insulating flexible elastomeric foams.

APAC is the largest market for the flexible elastomeric foams market
APAC is projected to be the fastest-growing market, in terms of both volume and value, during the forecast period.APAC is estimated to account for the largest share, in terms of both volume and value, of the overall market in 2018.

The market in the region is driven by the growing population and economic growth. Both residential and non-residential sectors are expected to grow in China and India during the forecast period, which, in turn, will drive the HVAC industry, thereby, increasing the demand for flexible elastomeric foam in this industry.

Extensive primary interviews have been conducted, and information has been gathered from secondary research to determine and verify the market size of several segments and subsegments.

Breakdown of Primary Interviews:
• By Company Type: Tier 1 – 58%, Tier 2 – 33%, and Tier 3 – 9%
• By Designation: C Level – 40%, D Level – 35%, and Others – 25%
• By Region: North America – 33%, Europe – 30%, APAC – 15%, South America- 14%, and the Middle East & Africa – 8%

Key companies profiled in this report are Armacell (Germany), L'ISOLANTE K-FLEX (Italy), Kaimann (Germany), Aeroflex (US), Rogers Corporation (US), and Hira Industries (Dubai).

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The flexible elastomeric foams market has been segmented on the basis of type (NBR/PVC, EPDM, natural rubber, CR and others), function (thermal and acoustic), end-use industry (HVAC, automotive & transportation, and others), and region (North America, Europe, APAC, Middle East & Africa, and South America). The end-use industry and type segments are further analyzed for each country in the respective regions.

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From an insight perspective, this research report focuses on various levels of analyses — industry analysis (industry trends), market share analysis of top players, and company profiles, which together comprise and discuss the basic views on the competitive landscape; emerging and high-growth segments of the market; high growth regions; and market drivers, restraints, opportunities, and challenges.

The report provides insights on the following pointers:
• Market Penetration: Comprehensive information on flexible elastomeric foams offered by top players in the flexible elastomeric foams market.
• Product Development/Innovation: Detailed insights on upcoming technologies, research & development activities, and new product launches in the flexible elastomeric foam market.
• Market Development: Comprehensive information about lucrative emerging markets – the report analyzes the market for flexible elastomeric foams across regions.
• Market Diversification: Exhaustive information about new products, untapped geographies, recent developments, and investments in the flexible elastomeric foam market.
• Competitive Assessment: In-depth assessment of market shares, strategies, products, and manufacturing capabilities of leading players in the flexible elastomeric foam market.

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MISSION, Kan., March 21, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- (Family Features) While spring naturally means it's time for a refresh for many homeowners, it doesn't mean you're limited only to a cleaning party. Take advantage of the season by using it as an opportunity to upgrade different areas of your home for reasons ranging from energy efficiency and convenience to ease of living and safety.

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With increasing technology for smart home devices and ever-evolving design styles, upgrading your home can be nearly anything you make of it. These ideas include ways that you can add organization, revolutionize your home tech, increase energy efficiency, enhance security and more.

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Elegant, Functional Shelving
Open shelving can add character, design and attractive storage to your home. For example, ClosetMaid's Ventilated Shelving exhibits simple elegance and is both an aesthetically pleasing way to showcase your favorite things and functional enough to keep linens fresh in the closet or hold clutter at bay by the front door. Made from solid wood and epoxy-coated steel, these shelves are easy to install, durable and can complement nearly any room. Learn more at

Revolutionize Your Home
Take your smart home setup to the next level with assistance from a product like the Google Home Hub. Its 7-inch touch screen and built-in Google Assistant technology answers your questions, shows you the weather and more using voice recognition software. The virtual assistant is available at retailers like Office Depot or OfficeMax, which offer Workonomy Tech Services to install smart home devices for added convenience. It also works with other smart hubs for fluid integration between all your at-home tech devices. Find more information at Content courtesy of Office Depot.

Natural Light, Fresh Air
Add natural light and fresh air to your home with an option like Velux No Leak Solar Powered Fresh Air Skylights featuring pre-installed light filtering or light blocking shades in more than 80 colors. The skylights use a solar panel to capture daylight and recharge a battery-operated control system. They can also be opened and closed via remote control or smartphone app, and a rain sensor closes the skylights during inclement weather. Find more information at

A Front Door Fixer Upper
Anytime is a good time to make sure your home is safe, particularly at what's often the main point of entry – your front door. This spring is an ideal time to keep out unwanted guests with a door that's sturdy and draft-resistant while also providing an aesthetic touch for enhanced curb appeal. When choosing a door that's right for your home, focus on options that include a strong deadbolt and thick frame for peace of mind.

Smart Home Safety
With safety typically representing a top priority for most homeowners, taking advantage of smart technology can be one way to improve your feelings of safety and comfort in your home. A solution like a smart lock on the main entryway to your house can add security while also ensuring you're never locked out of your own home. With options that can pair with apps on your smartphone or feature keyless entry via unique numerical passwords, you can marry convenience with safety.

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