first_imggroSolar Acquires Chesapeake SolarNorth American Solar Energy Leader Strengthens Mid-Atlantic BaseJuly 8, 2008 – White River Jct., VT – groSolar, North America’s premier provider of solar energy solutions, announced today the acquisition of Chesapeake Solar, a leading installer of solar energy systems in the Mid-Atlantic region.The acquisition makes groSolar one of the nation’s largest solar energy providers and extends the company’s reach, enabling groSolar to install more solar solutions on more homes and businesses in its effort to fight climate change and save customers money on energy costs.”The missions of Chesapeake and groSolar are one and the same,” said groSolar CEO Jeff Wolfe. “The acquisition of Chesapeake will support our growth strategy and our commitment to deliver clean solar power in a cost effective way to as many consumers and businesses as possible. It made absolute sense to bring them into the groSolar family. The expertise of the people at the company will fortify our management team and enhance our ability to serve the market and create the industry.”Richard Deutschmann and Jeff Gilbert founded Chesapeake Solar in 1999 as Chesapeake Wind & Solar LLC. They started the company based on their years of engineering experience and their passionate commitment to the development of renewable energy in the Mid-Atlantic region.”We could not be more excited to join Jeff and the rest of the groSolar team,” said Deutschmann. “Given the incredible growth of the solar industry around the world, we think it is the right time to bring the regional strength of Chesapeake Solar into a company with the North American reach of groSolar. Our joining together will benefit Chesapeake, our past and future customers and, of course, the environment.”groSolar is a leading North American solar power company focused on designing, distributing and installing high quality solar electric and solar hot water systems. groSolar provides residential installation in the northeast and mid-Atlantic states, and commercial installation in California as well as the eastern US, serving other areas through an extensive dealer network. With a system of warehouses across the continent, groSolar has the broadest distribution capabilities of any solar provider. groSolar integrates components from leading solar manufacturers including Evergreen Solar into efficient solar energy systems for its customers that generate clean, reliable energy for decades. groSolar was also recently recognized as the second fastest growing company in Vermont and one of the best places to work in Vermont. groSolar.com.# # #last_img read more

first_imgA Versailles man died and two others were injured early Sunday following a single vehicle accident on S.R. 129 just north of C.R. 300N, authorities said.According to the Indiana State Police, a 2001 Dodge mini van driven by Zachary Smith, 32, of Versailles was traveling north and “reportedly weaving all over the roadway” when the crash occurred around 3:30 a.m.“The van left the west side of S.R. 129 and entered a ditch where it overturned several times ejecting the driver and the front seat passenger, 54-year-old Jessie Windell of Versailles,” said ISP Public Information Officer Sgt. Noel Houze.Also in the vehicle was Casey Sentell, 23, of Versailles.Both passengers were transported to Margaret Mary Health and treated for back and neck pain. Smith was also transported to the hospital where he did en route.Houze reported, “Investigators believe speed and alcohol were factors in the crash and the crash was not weather related.”last_img read more

first_img Tottenham coach Andre Villas-Boas admitted at a press conference on Tuesday that Soldado was one of the strikers they were interested in, while Spurs’ director of football Franco Baldini reportedly travelled to Spain for talks with Valencia on Monday. However, if the Barclays Premier League side want to sign the Spain international they will have to stump up the full 30million euro (£26million) with Valencia refusing to accept anything less. Tottenham will have to meet the 30million euro buy-out clause in Roberto Soldado’s contract if they are to pry the striker from Valencia, the Primera Division club’s president Amadeo Salvo has warned. “Valencia have never had any intention of selling Soldado. If he goes it is because of contractual reasons, for 30 millions euros, not a cent less or a cent more, and the buying club must accept Valencia’s conditions of payment,” Salvo told a press conference. “We listened (to Spurs) and we said what we always say, that it’s 30million euros, that the player must decide if he wants to go, and that the conditions of payment are what they are.” Former Real Madrid striker Soldado joined Valencia from Getafe in 2010 and scored 24 goals for Los Che in the Primera Division last season. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more