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Cupertino Electric's John Curcio to Examine the Role Strategic Partnerships Play in Solar Project Success at Cleantech Forum

Monday, March 26, 2012

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Engineering and construction services company Cupertino Electric, Inc. (www.cei.com) today announced that Chief Commercial Officer John Curcio will examine how strategic partnerships are helping drive solar project costs down to compete with traditional forms of energy at this year's Cleantech Forum held in San Francisco, California. Offering a unique engineering/procurement/construction (EPC) contractor perspective, Curcio will join other industry panelists to discuss how partnerships can help fuel a successful business and make solar energy affordable through lowest Levelized Cost of Energy (LCOE).

"In our business serving commercial and utility-scale customers, our mission, over the life of the system, is to maximize the amount of energy produced for the lowest possible cost without compromising the quality or integrity of the engineered solution," said Cupertino Electric chief commercial officer Curcio. "Getting to the lowest Levelized Cost of Energy and making solar energy on par with traditional forms of energy requires global partnerships to create high-quality, impactful solar solutions."

About Cleantech Forum 2012Focused on utility, solar, biofuel, electric vehicle, transportation, smart water and energy-efficient solutions, the 10th Annual Cleantech Forum event in San Francisco, Calif. run from March 26, 2012 through March 28, 2012. For more information, visit: http://events.cleantech.com/sanfrancisco/.

Cupertino Electric's Innovative Initiatives to Advance SolarCupertino Electric is constantly exploring new technologies and methods to give customers the best solutions at the best price. The company's on-site Technology Evaluation Laboratory in San Jose, Calif. is designed to closely evaluate the performance of a variety of solar and optimization technologies, including crystalline silicon, Cad Tel and CIGS. All of the technologies offered at the on-site lab are modeled and monitored through Cupertino Electric's custom-built asset management platform.

About Cupertino Electric, Inc. Cupertino Electric, Inc. (CEI) (www.cei.com) is a private company headquartered in San Jose, Calif. that has provided expert engineering and construction services for a constantly evolving world for more than 57 years. CEI's Energy Alternatives Division engineers, procures, constructs and maintains solar and renewable energy solutions. For more information, visit www.cei.com.

Press Contact: Autumn Casadonteautumn_casadonte@cei.com408-808-8034