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e3 Council Gets First Sponsor for Bay Area School Solar Lab Project

posted Sep 17, 2010, 4:12 PM by Ryan Benech   [ updated Sep 20, 2010, 10:58 AM ]

SANTA CLARA, California – March 4, 2010 – e3 Council accepted a $500 donation from Cypress Semiconductor that will go toward the $50,000 being raised to construct a solar laboratory at Cupertino Middle School. The Solar Lab will consist of a live, power generating photovoltaic (PV) installation and a collection of interactive exhibits that provide an in-depth look at how PV solar works. Once complete, the laboratory will be made available to students and the public to educate the community on solar energy technologies and the benefits of solar power as a renewable energy source. 

“e3 Council members are dedicated and active in supporting education and the use of renewable energy," said Galen Swain, Director of e3 Council. He added, "the support and partnership of corporations like Cypress Semiconductor are critical in helping e3 Council with their mission of creating learning environments and that benefit students and support the health of the planet." 

Cypress Semiconductor's community relations department states, "At Cypress, we believe in winning. And the same spirit of excellence that drives our company forward also drives our efforts to help build strong, self-sufficient communities. Through our strategic investments in solution-oriented programs, we are partnering with public, educational and non-profit organizations to help address the many challenging issues affecting the communities where our employees live and work. We take great pride in contributing to our community by making resources available to those in need of food, shelter and support services and we seek opportunities that enable people to become self-sufficient."

About Cypress:
Cypress, headquartered in San Jose, delivers high-performance, mixed-signal, programmable solutions that provide customers with rapid time-to-market and exceptional system value. Cypress offerings include the flagship PSoC® programmable system-on-chip families and derivatives such as PowerPSoC® solutions for high-voltage and LED lighting applications, CapSense® touch sensing and TrueTouch™ solutions for touchscreens. Cypress is the world leader in USB controllers, including the high-performance West Bridge® solution that enhances connectivity and performance in multimedia handsets. 

About the e3 Council: 
Energy, Environment, Education: The e3 Council is a grassroots non-profit organization dedicated to promoting solar energy and good stewardship of our planet, starting with local Bay Area schools. Membership is open to the public, providing rewarding volunteer activities to help our cause.

For more information, please contact:
Galen Swain
Director, e3 Council