Schott Applied Power Corporation Engergizes NextGen Demonstration Home with its SunRoof RS Kit

Schott Applied Power Corporation (SAPC) announced today that its SunRoof RS residential photovoltaic (PV - solar electric) system will help to power the NextGen Demonstration Home showcased in the Stardust Hotel parking lot in Las Vegas, NV. The SunRoof RS is a working system, set up to give builders and utilities a hands-on illustration of how photovoltaic systems are installed, how they generate power and how they present new market opportunities for the construction and utility industries.

January 13, 2003 - Rocklin, CA - Schott Applied Power Corporation (SAPC) announced today that its SunRoof RS residential photovoltaic (PV - solar electric) system will help to power the NextGen Demonstration Home showcased in the Stardust Hotel parking lot in Las Vegas, NV. The SunRoof RS is a working system, set up to give builders and utilities a hands-on illustration of how photovoltaic systems are installed, how they generate power and how they present new market opportunities for the construction and utility industries.


The demo home, which premiered at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) last week and which will be open for viewing during the Nevada Power Days (Jan. 11-15), International Builders Show (Jan. 21-24) and Surfaces (Jan. 29-31) tradeshows, features the latest in connected technology, building science and energy efficient design.

"SAPC's SunRoof RS system is an excellent addition to the NextGen Demonstration Home and fits well with our commitment to install the best available components into complete, well-integrated, and easily built systems," said Paul Barnett, iShow CEO. "Builders, architects, dealers and distributors, engineers and realtors interested in solar energy systems as well as building techniques and the latest in smart appliances will all find something of value to them in this unique - and real - next generation home."

Bob Balzar, director of energy efficiency and conservation for Nevada Power Company added, "For the home owner, solar power systems represent a conscientious way to contribute to the health of our environment through the generation of clean, green and renewable energy from the sun's rays. In addition, residential systems such as the SunRoof RS have the potential to help utilities meet many of the latest state regulatory and legislative demands to provide more green, renewable energy sources for the consumer."

In addition to meeting the renewable energy needs of residential customers, many residential solar power systems also qualify for federal, state and local incentives which can help to offset installation costs.

"The SunRoof RS kit installed in the NextGen Demonstration House is a perfect example of the type of system that would qualify a Nevada Power Company (NPC) customer with assistance in the cost of installing residential solar photovoltaic systems," said Tom Starrs, president of Schott Applied Power. "For example, with this system, beginning this month, NPC will be providing incentives of three dollars per watt, limited to $3000 per single-family system for customers that meet program conditions. We applaud NPC's forward looking stance with regard to solar power and its commitment to helping customers achieve their environmental goals for renewable energy sources."

About The SunRoof RS
The SunRoof RS comes complete with all the photovoltaic components an installer needs, saving installation time and costs. The kit is comprised of the highest quality and most reliable PV components on the market including the SAPC-165 W PV Module and the SMA Sunny Boy inverter. The nine panels installed on the NextGen Demonstration Home roof are capable of producing up to 1.25 kW of power. At an average of 6.5 sun hours, the systems will produce 8.125 kW of power per day. More information on the SunRoof RS and other SAPC products can be found at www.schottappliedpower.com.

About SAPC
To learn more about the company, its products or to meet with representatives of SAPC, please visit booth #N533 at the International Builders Show in Las Vegas, NV. Schott Applied Power Corporation is North America's leading photovoltaic system supplier bringing clean energy to industries, businesses, utilities, homeowners, and governments worldwide. SAPC is a subsidiary of RWE Schott Solar GmbH., a joint venture of RWE Solutions and Schott Glas. Visit Schott Applied Power on the web at www.schottappliedpower.com.

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