Soliant Energy Opens Pilot Production Facility for Commercial Rooftop Solar Systems

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New 1MW Plant Brings Green Jobs to Monrovia

Soliant Energy, the leader in concentrated solar energy systems for commercial rooftops, today announced the opening of its new pilot production facility in Monrovia, California. The new facility is capable of producing 1 megawatt (MW) of solar panels annually and will add up to 40 new staff. Attending the ribbon-cutting event for the new facility were Congressman David Dreier along with prominent local business and city offcials, including Monrovia Mayor Mary Ann Lutz.

"Promotion of alternative energy technologies is an essential element to address our nation's present and future energy needs. Soliant Energy is an award-winning example of the new cutting-edge technology needed to ensure our energy future" said Congressman Dreier.

Monrovia Mayor Mary Ann Lutz noted "It's exciting to see how Soliant Energy is bringing the solar technology we need to address climate change, and the green jobs we need to help rebuild our local economy."

"The Soliant Energy mission is to energize commercial rooftops by maximizing solar energy output at the most competitive price. Opening this pilot production facility is a critically important step along this path," said Marco DeMiroz, CEO of Soliant Energy. "We are thrilled to be part of the expanding solar industry in Monrovia and the greater Foothills area," continued DeMiroz. The pilot production line will enable the company to plan out equipment and process needs for full-scale production scheduled for 2010.

Soliant Energy's concentrated solar panels are specifcally designed for commercial rooftops to deliver the greatest amount of energy from limited rooftop space. A Soliant Energy equipped rooftop produces up to 80% more energy than standard fat panels, and twice as much as with thin-flm solutions. The Soliant Energy roof system is specifcally designed for the demanding commercial rooftop market and features a high-performance, high-effciency concentrating optical system. The dual-axis, auto-calibrating, fully integrated TipTilt Tracking™ panels are sold through leading installation partners.

About Soliant Energy
Soliant Energy is the leading provider of concentrated solar energy systems for commercial rooftops. The company is dedicated to delivering the greatest amount of energy at the most competitive price using its innovative solar products on a commercial rooftop. Soliant Energy has combined best-of-breed technology into a unique solar roof system that includes: a high-performance, high-effciency concentrating optical system, patent-pending TipTilt Tracking™ and full compatibility with current best practices for installation. Soliant Energy solutions are designed for high-energy consuming customers in dry, sunny locations. Early partners and customers include: SunEdison, Boeing, 3M, GE, Chevron Energy and others. For more information, please see http://www.soliantenergy.com.

Soliant Energy, "energizing commercial rooftops" and TipTilt Tracking are trademarks of Soliant Energy, Inc. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.

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