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Shell Solar Provides Critical Back-Up Power

April 22, 2004 [SolarAccess.com] Shell Solar and one of its solar contractors, Third Sun Solar and Wind Power, have completed installation of 20 photovoltaic (PV) panels at the Athens City- County Health Department in Ohio. The installation of the solar panels will provide critical backup power to the health department during emergency situations, thus helping to ensure the safety of vaccines stored at controlled temperatures during potential power outages. The installation of the solar electric system was made possible by the Athens City-County Health Department receiving two government grants — one by the Ohio Department of Development’s Office of Energy Efficiency, which funds state programs promoting energy efficiency and renewable energy — and the other by the Ohio Department of Health, which received funds to upgrade public health infrastructure at local health departments from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).