Rosendin Electric Named to the NCEO 2012 Employee Ownership 100 List

Latest Top 100 List Shows Rosendin Electric as Largest Privately Owned Electrical Contractor in the Nation.

SAN JOSE, Calif. (October 24, 2012) -- Rosendin Electric ( has been named the nation’s largest 100% employee-owned electrical contractor by the National Center for Employee Ownership (NCEO, In the latest ranking for 2012, the NCEO has included Rosendin Electric as one of the top 100 largest employee-owned companies, and is the largest electrical contractor to make the list.

To qualify for the NCEO Top 100 list, a company must have the majority of its stock owned by an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) or some other board-based employee ownership plan. In total, the companies that made the 2012 list employ more than 687,000 people, including Rosendin Electric with more than 2,500 employee-owners. The NCEO estimates there are currently 10,900 ESOPs in the United States, employing more than 10.3 million people, with almost $900 billion in assets. About one-third of the companies named to the NCEO Top 100 are 100% employee-owned.

"Rosendin Electric continues to grow thanks to our dedicated team of employees working in offices across the country and abroad. As members of a team, we look out for the best interest of our teammates to ensure everyone's work is done safely, with the utmost quality, and with results that exceed our customer's expectations. Being an employee-owned company gives everyone a stake in our growth and we know that we can count on everyone on the team to contribute to our ongoing success," said Tom Sorley, Chairman and CEO of Rosendin Electric.

According to research by the NCEO, the National Bureau of Economic Research, Joseph Blasi and Douglas Kruse of Rutgers, and many others, employee-owned companies tend to grow at a significantly faster rate, have much lower turnover, and are much more financially stable than comparable non-employee-owned companies. Moreover, those working for employee-owned companies accumulate about three times what the typical employee in non-employee ownership companies accumulate in their retirement plan. Details on this research, as well as the full Employee Ownership 100 list, can be found on the NCEO Web site (

About Rosendin Electric
Rosendin Electric, Inc., headquartered in San Jose, California, is a 100% employee-owned electrical engineering, power and communications provider and the largest privately held electrical contractor in the United States. With over 2,500 employees and experience nationwide, Rosendin Electric has built upon a 90-year reputation for quality design and installations. For additional information, visit

Shelly Goulart
Marketing Manager
Rosendin Electric, Inc.
880 Mabury Road
San Jose, CA 95133
(408) 534-2819

NanoMarkets Projects Building Integrated Photovoltaics Markets (BIPV) Reaching $7.5 billion in 2015

NanoMarkets today published its latest BIPV projections in a report titled, "Building-Integrated Photovoltaics Markets - 2012."

Glen Allen, Virginia - October 24, 2012 -- Industry analyst firm NanoMarkets today published its latest BIPV projections in a report titled, "Building-Integrated Photovoltaics Markets - 2012." NanoMarkets estimates that the entire BIPV market already generates around $2.1 billion ($US) today and that this figure will grow to $7.5 billion by 2015. Much of this growth will come at the expense of conventional solar panels as the better economics and aesthetics of BIPV make their impact on end users. NanoMarkets also expects new builds to contribute 63 percent of all BIPV revenues in 2015.

About the Report:

This report provides highly granular eight-year forecast of the worldwide BIPV market with breakouts for PV roofing overlays, BIPV tiles and shingles, wall-attached BIPV, BIPV siding, BIPV curtain walls, BIPV/window hybrids and futuristic monolithically integrated BIPV products. The projections are presented in both value ($ millions) and volume (MW and area covered).

Additional breakouts are provided for types of building in which BIPV is installed (residential, commercial, industrial, etc.), whether the BIPV installation is a retrofit or a new build, and the type of absorber material it uses. In addition, we project the nations and regions that will generate the most BIPV revenues; NanoMarkets expects Europe to be the largest market for BIPV throughout the period covered in these forecasts.

More from the report:

According to this new NanoMarkets report, the market for BIPV roofing products will reach $2.5 billion by 2015; a four-fold increase in revenues compared to 2012. But, NanoMarkets says there will be a profound change in how the BIPV revenues are generated over this relatively short period. Today almost 80 percent of the dollars from BIPV roofing comes from simple BIPV overlay products. By 2015, NanoMarkets foresees that specialized BIPV tiles and shingles will have become widely available offering much better value propositions than any current BIPV products; As a result, these BIPV tiles and shingles will account for 60 percent of BIPV roofing product revenues.

The report also provides projections for BIPV walling, a sector that has barely been touched by BIPV today. Despite this, NanoMarkets foresees this sector taking off in the next few years as zero-energy buildings and multistory office buildings find that roof-based PV is not capable of generating sufficient power for their needs. According to NanoMarkets' projections, this could lead to an $830 million market for wall-based BIPV by 2015. However, NanoMarkets thinks that specialized wall-based BIPV products will be slow to take off and 62 percent of the revenues in the wall sector will come from existing products that have been "versioned" for a walling market.

Although BIPV glass sales are expected to reach $4.2 billion by 2015, NanoMarkets believes that much of this relatively large figure will be generated by the high-cost of the architectural glass that underpins BIPV glass. However, NanoMarkets believes that there are good opportunities in the glass sector for monolithically integrating PV and building fabric functionalities and projects that by 2015, $375 million will be generated by fully integrated BIPV glass products.

About NanoMarkets:

NanoMarkets tracks and analyzes emerging markets in energy, electronics and other areas created by developments in advanced materials. The firm is a recognized leader in industry analysis and forecasts of the BIPV industry.

Visit for a full listing of NanoMarkets' reports and other services.

Media Contact:
Robert Nolan
NanoMarkets, LC
PO BOX 3840
Glen Allen, VA 23058
(804) 938-0030

2nd Annual Seasons Art Competition Announced by Art Gallery

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is pleased to announce their 2rd Annual "Seasons" Online Art Competition for the month of November 2012.

Jupiter, Florida, USA - October 24, 2012 -- Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is pleased to announce their 2rd Annual "Seasons" Online Art Competition for the month of November 2012. 2D artists from around the world are called upon to make online submissions for inclusion into the Gallery's December 2012 online group exhibition. The art gallery encourages entries from artists, regardless of where they reside to apply to this online art competition by submitting their best art which depicts the theme "Seasons". The Seasons theme will include and represent the four distinct times of the year, along with scenes and activities associated with those seasons.

Light Space & Time urges all 2D artists regardless of their experience or education in the art field to submit to this art contest. A group exhibition of the top ten finalists will be held online at the Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery during the month of December 2012. Awards will be for 1st through 5th places. Also, 5 Honorable Mention places will be awarded. In addition, depending on the amount and the quality of the entries, Special Recognition awards will also be given as well. The submission process and the deadline will end on November 26, 2012.

Winners of the "Seasons" Art Exhibition will receive extensive worldwide publicity in the form of email marketing, 70+ press release announcements, 75+ event announcements, and social media marketing and promotion in order to make the art world aware of the artist's accomplishments. There will also be links back to the artist's website as part of this achievement.

Interested artists should provide the gallery with your best "Seasons" art now or before the November 26th deadline. For more information and to apply online here

About Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery conducts monthly art competitions and monthly art exhibitions for new and emerging artists on a worldwide basis. It is Light Space & Time’s intention to showcase this incredible talent in a series of monthly themed art competitions and art exhibitions by marketing and displaying the exceptional abilities of these worldwide artists.

The art gallery website can be viewed here:

Media Contact:
John R. Math
Light Space & Time Online Gallery
118 Poinciana Drive
Jupiter, FL 33458