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Cupertino Electric Completes Solar System at New Sausalito Fire Station to Enable City-Wide Energy Efficiency

Thursday, September 9, 2010

SAN JOSE, Calif.—Cupertino Electric, Inc.'s (CEI) Energy Alternatives Division today announced that has completed the design and installation of a 23 kilowatt (kW) solar photovoltaic (PV) system on the roof of a new building in downtown Sausalito housing the city's fire department. Over its lifetime, the solar system is expected to produce 680,127 kilowatt-hours (kWh) of electricity, an amount equal to the annual greenhouse gas emissions from nearly 100 passenger vehicles.

"Sausalito residents are excited to once again have a modern fire station that will positively impact the community, from the centrally-located emergency services offered to the energy efficient example set by the station," said Jonathon Goldman, Director of Public Works for the City of Sausalito. "The solar system designed and built by Cupertino Electric will allow us to reduce our energy costs and utilize more of the City's resources to serve the community."

About the Solar System

The 23 kW PV system was engineered by Cupertino Electric and is installed on the rooftop of one of the City's two new emergency services buildings. The fire station with the PV system is located at 333 Johnson Street in Sausalito. The PV system was funded by the City of Sausalito and Cupertino Electric was awarded the contract after a public works bid process determined the contractor to be the lowest responsible bidder.

About the City of Sausalito

The City of Sausalito is a waterfront community located in Northern California just minutes from San Francisco across the Golden Gate Bridge. It is home to more than 7,000 residents and boasts a wide selection of first-class restaurants, inns and resorts and world-class outdoor and nautical activities. For more information, visit: www.ci.sausalito.ca.us.

About Cupertino Electric, Inc.

Cupertino Electric, Inc. (CEI) is a nationally-recognized engineering and construction company headquartered in San Jose, Calif. With more than 55 years of open and honest dealings with customers, vendors, contractors and employees, CEI specializes in technically complex, mission-critical, schedule-challenged, private, commercial and public works projects. CEI's Energy Alternatives Division analyzes, engineers, procures, finances, constructs, maintains and operates solar and alternative energy solutions.

Press Contact:

Autumn Casadonte

(408) 808‐8034

autumn_casadonte@cei.com