Press Release Source: TrendSetter Solar Products, Inc.
TrendSetter Contributes to Santa Clara University's Entry in the DOE 2007 Solar Decathlon
Wednesday September 5, 11:31 am ET
FAIRHAVEN, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--TrendSetter Solar Products (Pink Sheets: TSSP - News) today announced that the Company has contributed product and engineering knowledge to Santa Clara University's Engineering Department entry in the Department of Energy's 2007 Solar Decathlon. The Solar Decathlon is to be held in October of 2007 and has taken well over a year of planning and construction in preparation for the sendoff to the Washington, D.C. and the final competition.
Trendsetter products will be featured in the Santa Clara University Decathlon Competition House. The Trendsetter products will be used in conjunction with absorption chilling technology to show how solar hot water may be used for hot water, space heating and air conditioning.
Norm Ehrlich, Trendsetter CTO, advised the Santa Clara University Engineering team and helped them with their solar thermal design. The final design credit however, goes to very bright the Santa Clara Engineering Student Team who are actually competing in the Decathlon. Norm Ehrlich stated, "We are very interested in Trendsetter systems being implemented with absorption chilling technology. We hope to be offering an air condition option which uses solar hot water to our customer's in the not to distant future."
Dirk Atkinson, Trendsetter CEO, stated, "This is a win, win for TrendSetter and the SCU Engineering team. The Solar Decathlon is an important project, which will help Trendsetter build brand recognition, while the engineering students are gaining valuable experience while helping research and advance solar technology through their efforts in the competition."
The DOE 2007 Solar Decathlon is a cutting edge competition. Twenty teams selected by the U.S. Department of Energy, from colleges and universities around the globe, participate in an unparalleled solar competition to design, build, and operate the most attractive and energy-efficient solar-powered home. In fall 2007, the teams transport their solar houses to the National Mall in Washington, D.C., where they form a solar village. The teams compete in ten contests to determine an overall winner. Using only energy from the sun, the teams generate enough electricity to run a modern household. With an eye on energy efficiency, the students carefully choose the systems, products, and appliances used in their houses.
The DOE 2007 Solar Decathlon is scheduled to for October 12-20 at the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Santa Clara University's Engineering Team will begin the final assembly of the house in the competition on Tuesday October 3, 2007, with opening ceremony being held at 10 a.m. October 12, 2007. Public tours will be held daily October 12-20. For more information on the 2007 Solar Decathlon, visit the DOE website: http://www.solardecathlon.org/
About TrendSetter Solar Products
TrendSetter Solar Products, Inc. is a quality manufacturer of solar hot water heating and storage systems in the United States. TrendSetter's solar hot water systems and storage tanks are uniquely positioned to serve the residential and commercial market. The Company offers a comprehensive range of solar water heating solutions, including solar radiant floor heating options, which are rated and qualify for the new federal energy tax credit program. The Company competes in the financial markets for fundings to support operations and the expected growth. Past fundings have resulted in dilution and there is no assurance that future fundings will be on terms that are non-dilutive. Additional information is available on the Company website at www.trendsetterindustries.com.
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