SOURCE: Fat Spaniel Technologies; Cuvaison Estate Wines

Fat Spaniel Technologies; Cuvaison Estate Wines

April 21, 2010 06:00 ET

Fat Spaniel Technologies Chosen by Cuvaison Estate Wines

Solar Monitoring Services Provide Visibility That Drives Energy Efficiencies and Automates Compliance for California Solar Initiative Rebates

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - April 21, 2010) - Fat Spaniel Technologies, Inc., a provider of lifecycle management services for renewable energy systems, announced that Cuvaison Estate Wines has deployed Fat Spaniel's Solar Plant Vision™. Cuvaison is among the early adopters of green technologies and practices, and solar has been a site-friendly solution for its operations in Napa Valley. To meet the requirements for California Solar Initiative (CSI) rebates, and to drive new practices that minimize the winery's impact on the environment, they rely extensively on Fat Spaniel services.

"We continue to look into ways of creating positive change within our own organization," said Jay Schuppert, president of Cuvaison. "The Fat Spaniel service helps us be better global citizens -- we have browser-based access to easily understandable information and can see where we have room to improve. The introduction of the monitoring technology was very smooth, and it is has quickly become an integral tool for our business."

Cuvaison is currently a certified "Napa Green" operation, exclusively relying on its solar PV system to power its Carneros winery location. Sunlight Electric handled the initial sizing, the rebate applications, the installation, and the ongoing monitoring and support of the solar equipment and Fat Spaniel solution. The Fat Spaniel Technologies services assist the installer's support team, and also give Cuvaison complete access to current and historical energy and environmental impact data.

"Our lifecycle management services give businesses like Cuvaison the oversight that is required to maximize their return on investments in renewable energy," said Matthew Powell, CEO, Fat Spaniel Technologies. "The visibility provided by our services leads to insights that can change behaviors, and at the same time it introduces the transparency that is required for participation in state and federal programs. And it's all made easy with our at-a-glance web views and automated alerts, helping Cuvaison to stay focused on the business of making world-class wines."

About Fat Spaniel
Fat Spaniel Technologies, Inc. is the leading provider of lifecycle management services for the renewable energy industry. Solar power producers, financiers, system integrators, plant owners, and OEMs take advantage of Fat Spaniel's category-defining Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions to maximize system uptime, energy output, and return on investment. Fat Spaniel's lifecycle management solutions empower renewable energy component vendors to provide fully manageable solutions and inspire application developers to innovate advanced Web-based energy applications and visualizations. With its partners and customers, Fat Spaniel shares the vision of a world where renewable energy is the first and best energy source, deployed in 28 countries and more than 4,000 locations worldwide. For more information, please visit

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