ZE PowerGroup Becomes a Tableau Technology Partner

RICHMOND, BC—(Marketwired – August 16, 2017) – ZE PowerGroup Inc. (“ZE”), today announced its partnership with Tableau Software to allow ZEMA end–to–end data management platform integrate with industry leading visualization tools.

Analyzing and making sense of vast amounts of data to derive actionable insights is now faster and easier by combining the technology of two market leading solutions: ZE's ZEMA and Tableau. ZEMA's unrivalled and validated market data can now be leveraged with Tableau to explore and analyze data with stunning and visually compelling clarity. It's now possible to stream and interpret masses of data through ZEMA to Tableau to create instant interactive drill–down reports of different types. Tableau's point–and–click functionality speeds up this process, allowing for a faster pattern discovery.

“Business Intelligence just got smarter,” said Nader El–Ramly, ZE Chief Product Officer. “Integrating ZEMA with Business Intelligence leading platforms like Tableau, provides powerful extension of ZEMA data to ZEMA users who can now seamlessly utilize the range of analytics offered by these products. This is another major leap by ZEMA in making data available “as a service” to our clients. The power these technologies add to the ZEMA data will provide strong and unprecedented analytical leverage for our clients.”

With this technology partnership, ZEMA data can be easily transformed into numerous Tableau visualization dashboards in minutes. Users can keep manipulating ZEMA data to see whether any patterns emerge; this simplifies and expedites the discovery process.

By connecting with business intelligence technology like Tableau, ZE is able to provide clients with a broader range of visualization solutions to help them make better informed decisions.

“ZE PowerGroup has an impressive data catalogue of over 9,000 unique data reports from more than 800 different data providers. With the addition of the ZEMA's Tableau Connector, our mutual customers can now easily use Tableau to explore ZEMA data and discover hidden insights,” said Todd Talkington, Director of Technology Partnerships at Tableau. “ZE's data, analytics, and automation allows clients to optimize and monitor crucial business processes, while making smart, informed business decisions.”

About ZE and ZEMA

ZE is a technology leader providing customers with software and services that transform decoupled and fragile data into streamlined, transparent, secure, and automated business processes. ZEMA, ZE's award–winning flagship software, is a comprehensive data management and business process automation software solution. With its unparalleled data library, analytical functionalities, curve management, and integration capabilities, ZEMA offers a modular, end–to–end, automated solution for clients of all sizes, operating in any industry.

California Air Resources Board Approves GreenPower's Synapse(TM) Shuttle for HVIP Voucher

PORTERVILLE, CA—(Marketwired – August 16, 2017) – GreenPower Motor Company Inc. (TSX VENTURE: GPV) (OTCQX: GPVRF) (“GreenPower” or the “Company“) announces that its Synapse™ Shuttle all–electric bus has been approved by the California Air Resources Board (“CARB”) for the Hybrid and Zero–Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP) for $95,000 for each Synapse™ Shuttle sold in the State of California. In addition, HVIP provides increased incentives of $15,000 for fleets located in or serving disadvantaged communities and $10,000 for the first three buses acquired by an operator.

The Synapse™ Shuttle is available in a 36.5 foot model with seating for up to 49 passengers or a 30 foot model with seating for up to 37 passengers. Due to the clean sheet design, users can define the interior space of the Synapse™ Shuttle to fit their requirements, including the seating, racking or festival set–up with tables. The base model has 100 kWh of batteries and can be configured with over 200 kWh of batteries depending on the duty cycle for the operator and charging needs for the bus. One of the many options includes an on–board charging system so that the Synapse™ Shuttle can take advantage of Level 2 charging systems.

GreenPower has developed a leasing program with a specialty leasing company to facilitate the purchase of GreenPower products. In the case of a customer from the State of California acquiring a Synapse™ Shuttle with a deposit of $20,000 and the HVIP voucher they will be able to acquire a base level Synapse Shuttle with a five year lease for under $3,000 per month.

“Utilizing GreenPower's high floor platform, clean sheet design and monocoque body; the Synapse™ Shuttle is North America's first purpose built all–electric shuttle bus,” said Brendan Riley, President of GreenPower. “The HVIP voucher combined with the leasing program provides an operator of a Synapse™ Shuttle all–electric bus with a significantly lower monthly cost than that of a traditional diesel or CNG shuttle bus.”

In June the Company announced the commencement of a tour of its Synapse 72 all–electric school bus. The Company expects to provide an update on the first part of that tour by the middle of August.

About GreenPower Motor Company Inc.

GreenPower Motor Company Inc. develops electric powered vehicles for commercial markets. GreenPower offers a range of electric powered buses deploying electric drive and battery technologies with a lightweight chassis and low floor or high floor body. GreenPower's bus is based on a flexible clean sheet design and utilizes a custom battery management system and a proprietary Flex Power system for the drive motors. GreenPower integrates global suppliers for key components such as Siemens for the two drive motors, Knorr for the brakes, ZF for the axles and Parker for the dash and control systems. This OEM platform allows GreenPower to meet the specifications of various operators while providing standard parts for ease of maintenance and accessibility for warranty requirements. For further information go to www.greenpowerbus.com.

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INVNT/IP Welcomes U.S. Government Examination of China Trade Policy

SEATTLE,WA—(Marketwired – August 15, 2017) – Yesterday, President Donald Trump tasked U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer with the determination of the level of need for an open investigation into the intellectual property practices of the People's Republic of China (PRC). In an event hosted at the White House yesterday afternoon, President Trump asserted the importance of defending innovation and maintaining an equitable trade relationship with the PRC.

INVNT/IP, a membership–based consortium of companies and governments worldwide, welcomes the decision to re–examine the US–China trade relationship.

“For years, the PRC has practiced a comprehensive policy of intellectual property theft and associated protectionism,” noted Evan Anderson, CEO of INVNT/IP. “Over the past decade, INVNT/IP has tracked government programs funded by, supported by, or otherwise affiliated with PRC leadership that steal crown–jewel intellectual property from innovators worldwide, restrict domestic Chinese market share to global firms, violate WTO regulations, and use the placement of propaganda and financial leverage in the innovating world to subdue the potential response. This move to re–examine the US trade relationship with the PRC is both critical and long overdue; inventing firms and nations should look forward to the decision to open an investigation as a clear next step in enhancing US economic security.”

The United States maintains the capability to address issues of predatory trade relationships through structures such as Special 301 of the Trade Act of 1974, which “provides the United States Trade Representative with the authority to identify foreign countries that deny adequate and effective protection of IPR or fair and equitable market access to US persons that rely on IP protection.”

The USTR may, after investigation, declare a foreign country to be a “Priority Foreign Country,” enabling the United States to take action regarding damaging trade practices perpetrated by the selected nation–state.

INVNT/IP is a global consortium of executives, innovators, and policymakers working in concert to reduce the occurrence of nation–sponsored theft of “crown jewel” IP: the intellectual property that makes your company, government and economy function. For four years we have been working together, often behind the scenes, to protect the secrets that drive every part of the roughly $75T in global GDP today.

The INVNT/IP Global Consortium™, an SNS™ initiative, is a network of private firms and individuals that seeks to reduce nation–sponsored intellectual property theft worldwide.

Website: www.invntip.com, www.stratnews.com, www.futureinreview.com

BCUC Visits Construction Site to Inform its Site C Inquiry

VANCOUVER, BC—(Marketwired – August 15, 2017) – Late last week, the British Columbia Utilities Commission's (BCUC) Site C Inquiry panel, along with representatives from Deloitte LLP, visited the Site C construction site in order to inform the current inquiry into the project.

BC Hydro organizes construction of the project into six categories: dam site area; roads and highways; Peace River/Reservoir Area; transmission lines; Hudson's Hope shoreline protection; and the production and transportation of minerals. According to BC Hydro, as part of Site C construction, about 8.5 kilometres of the Cache Creek/Bear Flat segment of Highway 29 will require realignment, including the construction of a new bridge.

Over the course of the two day visit, the group toured the Highway 29 realignment area; received a briefing from BC Hydro's on–site team that included that team's views on progress to date and remaining work; and closed with a tour of the construction site, including the dam site area.

Site C Inquiry representatives taking part in the site visit were the panel of Commissioners appointed to report on the questions set out in the government's Order–In–Council (OIC) directing the inquiry; and representatives of Deloitte LLP, a professional services firm engaged by the BCUC to provide an independent report to address the questions in the OIC.

The Site C Inquiry is currently in its first phase, which consists of fact gathering that will inform a preliminary report. Members of the public are invited to submit data and analysis within the scope of the Terms of Reference to be considered for inclusion in the preliminary report by August 30, 2017.

On August 2, 2017, the Lieutenant Governor in Council, by OIC No. 244, requested that the BCUC, pursuant to section 5(1) of the Utilities Commission Act, advise the Lieutenant Governor in Council respecting BC Hydro's Site C project, in accordance with the terms set out in the OIC. The OIC is available on the BCUC's Site C Inquiry webpage: www.sitecinquiry.com.

Capital Power releases 2016 Corporate Responsibility Report

EDMONTON, AB—(Marketwired – August 15, 2017) – Today, Capital Power published its eighth annual corporate responsibility report titled, “We're Moving Forward“. The magazine–style report is available at www.capitalpower.com/responsibility.

“Capital Power is focused on navigating the transition to a lower–carbon energy future by tackling environmental challenges, participating in developing regulatory changes, and contributing to delivering sustainable solutions,” said Brian Vaasjo, President and CEO of Capital Power. “Our commitment to corporate responsibility is helping guide our path through this energy transition, and helping deliver a stable dividend and disciplined growth for our shareholders.”

In 2016, Capital Power delivered on its corporate priorities, launched new initiatives to reduce carbon emissions at existing facilities and eliminate emissions from coal in Alberta by the end of 2030, and celebrated a number of accomplishments, including beginning construction on our first wind development project in the United States and being recognized as one of the Best 50 Corporate Citizens in Canada by Corporate Knights magazine for a seventh straight year.

Report highlights & achievements: For our people and communities

  • Contributed $1 million through our community investment program, supporting over 200 organizations.
  • Kept our people safe and met our target of zero major and zero critical health and safety incidents and achieved zero lost–time incidents, making 2016 our safest year to date.

For the environment

  • Held one of the largest inventories of Alberta greenhouse gas (GHG) offsets, investing more than $15 million in Alberta–based offsets that reduce local GHG emissions.
  • Completed a successful biomass co–firing test at Genesee as part of our pursuit to reduce carbon emissions.
  • Reclaimed 40 hectares at the Genesee Mine, bringing the total amount of reclaimed land (farmland, reforested, and wetland areas) to 984 hectares.

For the future

  • Lowering our carbon emissions at our existing operations by conducting regular maintenance practices and optimizing our plant operations. New investments at Genesee are intended to cut greenhouse gas emissions by more than 850,000 tonnes a year by 2021.
  • Eliminating all emissions from coal at our Alberta generation facilities by the end of 2030 and developing new lower–carbon generation.
  • Advancing renewables: added six wind projects and one solar project since 2011 with our 178 megawatt Bloom Wind facility, located in Kansas, being the most recent (completed June 2017).

About Capital Power

Capital Power (TSX: CPX) is a growth–oriented North American power producer headquartered in Edmonton, Alberta. The company develops, acquires, operates and optimizes power generation from a variety of energy sources. Capital Power owns approximately 4,500 megawatts of power generation capacity at 24 facilities and is pursuing contracted generation capacity throughout North America.

Solar Alliance Signs Agreement for US$3.5 Million Commercial Solar Project in Los Angeles

VANCOUVER, BC—(Marketwired – August 15, 2017) – Solar Alliance Energy Inc. ('Solar Alliance') or (the 'Company') (TSX VENTURE: SAN) (OTC: SAENF) is pleased to announce it has signed an agreement (the “Agreement”) for the design and construction of an approximately US$3,500,000 commercial solar project in Los Angeles. The project, which marks the second commercial–scale solar project for Solar Alliance, consists of a rooftop solar installation and a carport solar installation at a Los Angeles mid–rise, multi–tenant office building. The Solar Alliance team analyzed the building owner's needs, operational requirements and utility usage to develop a custom solar system that will offset more than 75% of their annual electricity requirements.

“Solar Alliance has taken a prudent, professional approach to the development of our commercial division and this agreement is the result of many months of work,” said Chairman and CEO Jason Bak. “We are committed to building relationships with commercial property owners and developers in order to illustrate the financial benefits of solar. This project will save the building owners an estimated US$20,000,000 in electricity costs over the life of the system and it illustrates the exciting growth prospects for Solar Alliance in the virtually untapped commercial solar sector.”

The next stage in the project's development is to complete a final feasibility study and grid connection application. Solar Alliance expects all necessary agreements and financing options to be completed by the end of September with construction commencing before the end of 2017. The US$3,500,000 capital cost is an estimate that will be refined after the feasibility study.

“The signing of this commercial solar project agreement comes at a perfect time, as we work our way through the acquisition of Aries Solar, LLC,” concluded Bak. “Aries is an established turn–key commercial solar energy solution provider with industry experts that focus on engineering, procurement, and construction needs. This commercial project in L.A. and the Aries acquisition set the stage for increasing growth in commercial solar sales.”

The building owner is a large developer and owner of several similar properties in the Los Angeles area. Solar Alliance is committed to developing a long–term relationship with the owner and as part of the Agreement, the Company will issue 250,000 warrants exercisable at a price of $0.18 per share for a period of two years. The warrants are subject to the approval of the TSX Venture Exchange.

Jason Bak, Chairman and CEO

About Solar Alliance Energy Inc. (www.solaralliance.com)
Solar Alliance is a sales, marketing and development company focused on residential, commercial and industrial solar installations. Since we were founded in 2003, we have developed wind and solar projects that provide enough electricity to power 150,000 homes. Solar Alliance is committed to an exceptional customer experience, effective marketing campaigns and superior lead generation in order to drive sales and generate value for shareholders. Our passion is improving life through ingenuity, simplicity and freedom of choice. We make solar simple and our goal is to install solar on every available rooftop in America.

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City of Oakland Selects Envision Solar EV ARC(TM) Solar Charging Stations For Its Fleet of EVs

SAN DIEGO, CA—(Marketwired – August 15, 2017) – Envision Solar International, Inc., (OTCQB: EVSI) (“Envision Solar,” or the “Company”), the leading renewably energized EV charging, outdoor media and energy security products company, announced that the City of Oakland, California, will deploy three of its EV ARC™ products to provide emissions free EV charging and emergency power.

The City of Oakland is committed to sustainable operations overall as well as making their fleet as green as possible. 43% of the City's annual 700,000 gallons of fuel consumed is a low carbon or renewable alternative fuel. The City of Oakland has 26 EVs today and intends to increase that number going forward. As part of the City's ongoing efforts to reduce its carbon footprint and provide clean and reliable power, it intends to use solar as the cleanest fuel available for the City's green fleet and as a potential source of backup power to add resiliency, in the event of a power outage or lost access to other fuels.

“The City of Oakland cares about the environment and providing the best and most reliable services to our residents and visitors,” said Richard Battersby, Manager of Equipment Services Division. “Deploying solar powered EV chargers which are made in California and require no construction or disruption and provide emergency power without ever generating a utility bill for our tax payers is a win win for the City and everyone who lives here.”

“Oakland is the latest city to recognize the benefits of driving on sunshine with our EV ARCs,” said Envision Solar CEO Desmond Wheatley. “We are delighted to be working with them and look forward to enabling much more clean, green, impact free charging infrastructure for them in the future.”

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, there are 19,354 cities and towns in the United States. Envision Solar considers the municipal market to be an important area of focus for our sales team. The Company has deployed EV ARC™ products in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, Boulder, Sacramento and others. The Company is currently fulfilling orders for Santa Monica, Maywood, Oakland and others. The Company's municipal pipeline is expanding.

Invented and manufactured in California, the EV ARC™ fits inside a parking space and generates enough clean, solar electricity to power up to 225 miles of EV driving in a day. The system's solar electrical generation is enhanced by EnvisionTrak™ which causes the array to follow the sun, generating up to 25% more electricity than a fixed array. The energy is stored in the EV ARC™ product's energy storage for charging day or night and to provide emergency power during a grid failure. Because the EV ARC™ product requires no trenching, foundations or installation work of any kind, it is deployed in minutes and can be moved to a new location with ease. EV ARC™ products are manufactured in the Company's San Diego facility by combat veterans, the disabled, minorities and other highly talented, mission driven team members.

About Envision Solar International, Inc.
Envision Solar, www.envisionsolar.com, is a sustainable technology innovation company whose unique and patented products include the EV ARC™ and the Solar Tree® with EnvisionTrak™ patented solar tracking, SunCharge™ solar Electric Vehicle Charging, ARC™ technology energy storage and EnvisionMedia solar advertising displays.

Based in San Diego the company produces Made in America products. Envision Solar is listed on the OTC Bulletin Board under the symbol [EVSI]. For more informationvisit www.envisionsolar.com or call (866) 746–0514.

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