groSolar to Distribute and Install American-Made Solon PV Modules

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SOLON Corporation featured at REW Expo in Austin, Texas

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We are pleased to bring SOLON’s modules to the US market, for our own residential and commercial installations, as well as through our nationwide network of dealers.

groSolar , a national leader in solar power distribution and installation, today announced a new relationship with SOLON Corporation , a leading North American photovoltaic manufacturer. SOLON's products and information will be on display in the groSolar booth at the upcoming Renewable Energy World Expo in Austin, Texas on February 23.

groSolar will be distributing and installing American-made SOLON modules that are produced in SOLON's Tucson, Arizona factory, which currently has approximately 100 megawatts of annual production capacity. SOLON's modules qualify for the "Buy American" provisions of the federal stimulus package known as the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act or ARRA.

"We are pleased to bring SOLON's modules to the US market, for our own residential and commercial installations, as well as through our nationwide network of dealers,” said groSolar CEO Jeff Wolfe. "SOLON is known for high quality products and we look forward to growing the solar market in the US while also helping to create US manufacturing jobs by using the made-in-America SOLON modules.”

groSolar will begin distributing SOLON's PV-modules to its nationwide network of dealer-installers in April, and will be installing SOLON modules on select projects throughout the nation.

"SOLON Corporation partners with many of the best companies in the industry to bring our premium solar technology to the US market, and our partnership with groSolar demonstrates this continued emphasis,” said Dan Alcombright, Regional Vice President and General Manager of North America for SOLON. "SOLON leverages our two decades of global expertise and experience to now produce American-made modules, bringing more jobs to the US solar industry.”

About groSolar
groSolar is North America's premier distributor, installer and integrator of solar energy solutions for residential and commercial installations. Founded in 1998, groSolar is the largest 100 percent U.S.-owned distributor in the solar industry, and is the fourth-largest installation company in North America. The company has offices and warehouses across the US, distributing solar electric and solar hot water systems from offices in VT, NJ, NY, CT, MA, MD, DE, PA, and CA. groSolar integrates components from leading solar manufacturers including Canadian Solar, Motech, Heliodyne, SMA, Fronius, and UniRac into simple solar energy solutions for customers that generate clean, reliable energy for decades. groSolar is a mission-driven company dedicated to providing high quality solar energy solutions and whole energy appreciation. groSolar's venture capital investors include NGP Energy Technology Partners, SJF Ventures, and Calvert Social Investment Fund. Learn more at groSolar.com or call 800.374.4494.

About SOLON Corporation
SOLON Corporation (http://www.SOLON.com), a subsidiary of SOLON SE and part of the SOLON Group, was founded in 2007 as part of SOLON's initiative to develop the North American market. The subsidiary has built its own production facilities in Tucson, Arizona with a capacity over 100 MWp, where it manufactures UL-certified solar modules for the N.A. market. The SOLON Group's core business is the manufacture of solar modules in various performance categories and the construction of turnkey solar power plants. The SOLON Group employs 900 people worldwide and has subsidiaries in Germany, Austria, Italy, the US and Switzerland.

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Gaelan Brown, VP of Marketing
groSolar, Inc.
802.359.6528
802.295.4417 (fax)

Diane Zeigler
Kimbell Sherman Ellis, LLP
802-229-4900 x100
802-839+6520 (cell)

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