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25 Years of Inter Solar
June 29th, 2016

Inter Solar

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

INTERSOLAR NORTH AMERICA, JULY 12-14, 2016

Intersolar North America, North America’s most attended solar event and premier networking platform, takes place July 12-14, 2016 in San Francisco. The event’s exhibition and conference both focus on the areas of photovoltaics, PV production technologies, energy storage systems and solar thermal technologies. Since being founded, Intersolar has become the most important industry platform for manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, service providers and partners of the solar industry.

SUNEARTH and STECA

SunEarth has partnered with Steca GmbH, a prime manufacturer of solar control electronics, to provide the U.S. market with the next generation of advanced differential controls.  SunEarth controls are distinguished by their technical sophistication, functionality, simplicity and competitive pricing.  All SunEarth controls are listed by ETL, a nationally recognized testing laboratory.

SunEarth controls are menu-driven and include a large LCD that provides the homeowner or commercial user with a variety of real time information about system operation and performance.

SUNEARTH IS PROUD TO SUPPORT STECA AT INTERSOLAR NORTH AMERICA

Electronics Specialist and longtime controller supplier for SunEarth, Steca will exhibit at Intersolar North America 2016. Whether off-grid PV systems, inverters or storage systems, the Allgäu-based company impresses with smart devices and new features designed to increase user friendliness and reduce costs.

SunEarth will have representation on site, and will be assisting Steca during show hours. Based in Southern California, SunEarth is the obvious choice for all of your Solar Water Heating Solutions. If you are interested receiving more information, or would like to schedule an appointment with SunEarth during Intersolar North America, please contact us at (909) 434-3100.

 

 

 

Solar SummerFest
June 29th, 2016

Solar Summer Fest

BACK TO THE 80’S

July 12, 2016 | 5pm-10pm | Metreon CityView Rooftop | San Francisco

SunEarth is a Proud Sponsor of CALSEIA’s Solar Summerfest

SunEarth is a global leader in renewable energy technology, offering more SRCC certified system options than anyone else in the world.  Since 1978, SunEarth has designed and built industry-leading solar hot water collectors, components and packaged systems.

Join SunEarth and more than 2,000 solar professionals on Tuesday, July 12th as we go Back to the 80’s. Retro-themed appetizers, drinks, and live entertainment encapsulating the best of the decade will be provided in a beautiful rooftop setting. This is the perfect venue for unwinding from the day, continuing your business discussions, and enjoying unique views of San Francisco, all while celebrating the fact that, thanks to our landmark wins on NEM and the ITC, we can enjoy the 80’s cultural phenomena but avoid re-living its solar market disasters.

Benefitting the CALSEIA’s Work for the Solar Industry 
The California Solar Energy Industries Association (CALSEIA) is a non‐profit organization with the mission to expand the use of all solar technologies in California and establish a sustainable industry for a clean energy future. All event proceeds go towards supporting CALSEIA.

 

CSI Incentives Increased SCG
May 23rd, 2016

Incentive Single Family Chart

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CSI in agreement with Southern California Gas has increased the rebates amount for solar water heating systems within the SCG  district.  Rebates are now capped at $10,285 for single-family homes and up to $500,000 for multi-family and commercial properties.

Take advantage of this great news by installing SunEarth’s high performance solar collectors for both single- and multi-family as well as commercial projects.  Our professional staff can assist you with all your solar water heating needs, including full system sizing and creative project financing.  In addition to manufacturing the highest rerated SRCC OG-100 collector in the market today, the ThermoRay, we offer residential and commercial tanks, pumps, controller, and mounting systems.  Let SunEarth help you grow your business and get the jump on your competition

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Join Us at the Oregon Solar Energy Conference
March 22nd, 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SunEarth, Inc. is proud to announce its participation in the upcoming Oregon Solar Energy Conference, scheduled to take place from May 3-5, 2016 at the Portland Crowne Plaza. As a returning exhibitor to this arena, we want the honor and pleasure of meeting with you at this event, and look forward to seeing you there! The solar industry in the Pacific NorthWest is blooming, you don’t want to miss this conference.

To schedule a meeting with us, or for more information about SunEarth, Inc, please contact us at sunearthinc.com or give us a call at 1-800-978-6327

SunEarth “Now” offering SETR0301 240 Volt Alternative
April 17th, 2015

SETR0301U (SunEarth Brand) / TR0301U (Steca Brand)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now offering our tested, reliable, tried and true SETR0301U control in a 240 volt option. For more info Click Here

SunEarth Acquired in ESOP
March 17th, 2015

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We are very pleased to announce that on Friday, September 19, 2014, The Solaray
Corporation, which includes Inter-Island Solar Supply, Pacific Liquid and Air Systems
and SunEarth Inc., a California corporation, became a 100% employee-owned company.
Carlsmith Ball, Eureka Capital Partners, American ESOP Advisors, and Banker’s Trust
Co. of South Dakota advised and assisted Solaray in facilitating the transaction,
commonly known as an ESOP, or Employee Stock Ownership Plan.

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SunEarth Offers Residential and Commercial Financing
March 3rd, 2015

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In today’s marketplace, more and more homeowners and business owners are turning to financing as a method for paying for their solar installations. That is why we are proud to present the following industry leading financing programs that are designed to help you increase your sales and make it easier than ever before for your customers to afford their new installations.

Flex Loan Program

Access multiple programs with one call including installment payments, same-as-cash options, no equity 2nd mortgages as well as programs for credit challenged customers. No proof of income is needed on unsecured loans under $15,000. This is a great option for contractors who need a variety of solutions in one place.

Installment+ Loan Program

This program features a revolutionary paperless application process and allows contractors to offer low monthly payments, no interest / no payment programs, special promotions designed to carry rebates or tax credits, and more.

Commercial Options

GEOSmart Commercial Financing Program

This program is ideal for commercial businesses who are looking to finance larger comprehensive upgrades to their facility. Contractors can offer this program to their commercial customers or use it to finance their own property improvements.

Note: The customer must own the commercial property in order to utilize this program.

GEOSmart Commercial Leasing Program

This program is ideal for commercial businesses who are looking to lease small and medium sized upgrades to their facility on a short-term of 5 years or less. Contractors can offer this program to their commercial customers or use it for their own property improvements and business expansion.

For details click here

CSI Incentives Increased
February 27th, 2015

CSI

CSI recently increased rebates for solar water heating systems.  Rebates up to $4,366 for single-family homes and up to $500,000 for multi-family and commercial properties are now available for qualified homeowners, landlords, and business owners.

Take advantage of this great news by installing SunEarth’s high performance solar collectors for both single- and multi-family as well as commercial projects.  Our professional staff can assist you with all your solar water heating needs, including full system sizing and creative project financing.  In addition to manufacturing the highest rerated SRCC OG-100 collector in the market today, the ThermoRay, we offer residential and commercial tanks, pumps, controller, and mounting systems.  Let SunEarth help you grow your business and get the jump on your competition

Learn More

 

 

Oasis Propylene Pool Collector Now Available
April 22nd, 2014

The preferred choice in propylene pool collector The Oasis PP is SunEarth’s market leading pool and spa heating collector.

Oasis Pool Collector

Oasis Pool Collector

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Qualifying for the CSI Pool program the Oasis PP is the Engineers choice in commercial pool heating. Want to learn more Click Here

In Green Brand Battle U.S. Court Bars Chinese SUN-EARTH Eco-mark
August 21st, 2012

February 28th, 2012 by David Gibbs*

SunEarth Inc

 

 

 

 

SunEarth

(owned and operated by the Solaray Corporation since 1992) has been marketing
and selling solar thermal collectors and related components under the SUNEARTH
brand since 1978.

In 2009, SunEarth filed an application with the U.S. Patent and Trademark
Office (USPTO) seeking federal trademark protection for the SUNEARTH word
mark.

The USPTO suspended action on the application in view of an earlier filed
application owned by Ningbo Solar Electric Power (Ningbo) for the SUN-EARTH (and
Design) mark:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Through a predecessor company, Ningbo had been using its SUN-EARTH design
mark in China since 1978 and began using the mark in the U.S. in 2004.

A U.S. trademark application filed in 2006 for the SUN-EARTH design mark went
abandoned for failure to file a Statement of Use.

In 2008, Ningbo filed a second application to register the SUN-EARTH design
mark.  This was the application cited against SunEarth.

The USPTO granted Ningbo’s second application and issued it as U.S. Trademark
Registration No. 3,886,941 (’941 Registration) on December 7, 2010.
Ningbo changed its name to Sun-Earth Solar Power (SESP) in 2010.

After filing a proceeding in the USPTO Trademark Trial and Appeal Board to
cancel the ’941 Registration and trying to negotiate a settlement with Ningbo,
SunEarth sued for trademark infringement, cancellation of the registration, and
other claims in the Northern District of California in October 2011.

The court recently granted a preliminary injunction against SESP, prohibiting
it from using the SUN-EARTH name or mark in the United States.

According to the Order Granting Plaintiff’s Motion for a Preliminary Injunction, although
SESP has a presumption of ownership of the SUN-EARTH mark due to its federal
registration, SunEarth “[is] likely to be able to prove a protectable ownership
interest in the trade name and mark that is senior to that of [SESP].”

The Court based this on its determination that SunEarth was likely to have
been using the SUNEARTH mark in the United States before SESP entered the U.S.
market in 2007:

Plaintiffs are likely to be able to establish legally sufficient market penetration over their trade name and mark prior to 2007.

The court also noted that SunEarth had produced some evidence of actual
consumer confusion:

In addition to several instances of confusion by trade show organizers, Plaintiffs have proffered more than ten examples of actual customer confusion . . .

This case is a good illustration of the “first to use” system of trademark
priority in the United States.

A federal trademark registration creates a presumption of trademark
ownership.  However, that presumption can be rebutted by showing a similar
trademark was used by someone else in interstate commerce within the United
States before the registered trademark.

This case also highlights the difficulties foreign based clean tech companies
may face in protecting their green brands when they decide to enter the U.S.
market.  We’re likely to see more of these types of cases, particularly from
Chinese companies.

David Gibbs is a contributor to Green Patent Blog.  David is currently in
his third and final year at Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego.  He
received his undergraduate degree in Geology from the University of California,
Berkeley.

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