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State Energy Goals Puts California Companies Up To The Challenge – Wind and Solar Producer Applauds Governor

San Diego, CA – Cannon Power Group, a pioneer of renewable energy development based in San Diego, commended Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and his commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and increase the state’s renewable energy production by signing Executive Order S-14-08 (EO).

“We applaud Governor Schwarzenegger’s courageous effort to position California as the world leader in renewable energy development and implementation,” said Gary Hardke, President and CEO of Cannon Power Group. “The Governor’s vision in setting these aggressive energy efficiency programs and standards will provide significant benefits to our environment and our economy.”

Cannon Power Group has a 26-year history of success in the United States and beyond in developing, constructing, operating, and maintaining utility-scale wind and solar projects. Its ventures have yielded more than 30 major projects and 1,400 MW around the globe.

Hardke continued, “With significant wind and solar resources both in California and at our state’s doorstep, the opportunities are abundant in meeting these goals.”

Of its current projects, the most of interest to California is Cannon’s Aubanel wind and solar project in Baja California, Mexico and the Lucerne Valley solar project in San Bernardino County. California also will benefit from the Washington-state Windy Point project which could help the state meet its renewable energy goals since a northern California off-taker is expected to purchase 136.6 MW of power from Phase I, with additional commitments expected.

In 2007, Cannon established its solar project division, Cannon Solar Partners, LLC. Of the original renewable energy companies, Cannon is perhaps the only one that has remained independent and not acquired by a larger corporate entity.