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Food Lion selected for Duke rooftop solar energy program

BY CSA STAFF

Greensboro, N.C. Food Lion said Sunday that its distribution center in Greensboro is one of four sites where Duke Energy will install rooftop solar panels as part of the first phase of its solar power generation program in North Carolina.

Duke will install 5,616 solar panels at the Food Lion facility, which will generate 1.3 megawatts of electricity, Duke said in a statement.

“We believe it is the right thing to do for our company and our environment,” said Christy Phillips-Brown representing Food Lion. “This enables us to participate in solar energy while giving back to the environment through technology.”

Phillips-Brown noted the construction will be completed by the end of first quarter 2010.

The North Carolina Solar Photovoltaic Distributed Generation program, approved by the N.C. Utilities Commission earlier this year, enables Duke Energy to install solar panels on the roofs and properties of manufacturing facilities, commercial buildings and homes in the company’s North Carolina service territory.

Duke Energy will invest approximately $50 million to construct and own a total of 10 megawatts of solar energy capacity in the state, capable of providing electricity to approximately 1,300 homes, the company said.

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Best Buy wants to see your ‘scariest’ technology

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MINNEAPOLIS Best Buy has launched a new Web site, inviting customers to submit photos of their “scariest” old technology for the chance to win a number of prizes.

Through Oct. 26, visitors to the Web site www.ScaryTechnology.com are encouraged to enter photos of their “scary” technology, from a VCR thats eat tapes to a screeching dial-up modem, along with a caption to bring the photo to life.

 

One grand prize winner will receive a home theater makeover from Insignia and Rocketfish, with complete Geek Squad installation (a total value up to $3,500). In addition one first runner up will receive a $1,500 Best Buy gift card, and one second runner up will receive a $1,000 Best Buy gift card.

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Destination Maternity re-launches Two Hearts line at Sears, Kmart

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PHILADELPHIA Destination Maternity annonced that it is re-launching its Two Hearts Maternity by Destination Maternity collection exclusively at Sears and Kmart stores. The rollout of the Two Hearts collection began in early October and will reach approximately 523 Sears locations and approximately 100 Kmart locations by the end of the month.

The Two Hearts Maternity collection features dresses, swimwear, lingerie and sleepwear. Most items are priced under $25, according to the company.

 

The Two Hearts Maternity collection was previously offered in Sears stores from April 2004 through June 2008. The re-birth of the line, renamed to include the Destination Maternity byline, represents an opportunity to offer great fashion and value to Sears and Kmart Moms-to-be.

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