Business Briefs for the Week of Dec. 7, 2009

Palmer Electric, Solyndra, Generac Power Systems

  • Fremont, Calif.-based Solyndra, manufacturer of innovative cylindrical photovoltaic (PV) systems for commercial rooftops, has signed a new long-term framework agreement with alwitra GmbH & Co.,Trier, Germany, supplier of roofing systems. The solar panels for this agreement will be manufactured at Solyndra’s California facilities in Fremont and Milpitas.

  • Trumbull, Conn.-based Generac Power Systems recently announced that D Square Energy Systems, North Bend, Wash., has signed on as a Generac Industrial Power dealer, expanding the reach of Generac in the Pacific Northwest. As a member of the Generac Industrial Dealer Network, D Square Energy Systems is qualified to provide sales and service for the full Generac product line.

  • Coopersburg, Pa.-based Lutron Electronics Co. announces the company has opened up production of its digitally addressable ballasts in the United States. With the addition of U.S. ballast design and production, Lutron is now able to offer an entire light control solution compliant with the Buy American provision of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009.

  • Schneider Electric announced the debut of its EcoStruxure solution architecture, an approach which unites its unique expertise in power, data centers, process and machines, building control, and physical security to enable intelligent energy management solutions for customers seeking to optimize energy efficiencies across multiple domains of their business. "Uncoordinated component-level attempts to solve energy management issues by different corporate functions without a comprehensive plan can actually inhibit a company's ability to meet efficiency goals,” says Aaron Davis, chief marketing officer, Schneider Electric. "By providing our customers with clear and comprehensive reference architectures across key environments and applications, we intend to reduce inefficiencies and increase a company's ability to make invisible energy waste both visible and actionable.”

  • The Orlando Business Journal recently ranked Winter Park, Fla.-based Palmer Electric Co. the tenth largest specialty contractor in Central Florida for 2009. The poll, published in the journal’s Nov. 27, 2009, issue, notes the electrical services company attained its ranking with 2008 revenues of $36.5 million with a staff of 350.

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