XANTREX SELECTED BY SEVERAL TEAMS AT SOLAR DECATHLON

ARLINGTON, WASHINGTON, October 4, 2005 - Xantrex Technology Inc. (TSX:XTX) products were selected by 10 university teams participating in the Solar Decathlon in Washington, DC from October 7-16, 2005.

ARLINGTON, WASHINGTON, October 4, 2005 - Xantrex Technology Inc. (TSX:XTX) products were selected by 10 university teams participating in the Solar Decathlon in Washington, DC from October 7-16, 2005.


The Solar Decathlon involves 18 university teams from around the world that design and build solar-powered homes to be judged in 10 different contests during the event. The categories include everything from architecture to energy balance, and Xantrex is helping more than half of these teams reach peak performance levels for the competition.

Xantrex provided off-grid solar inverter/chargers, charge controllers and numerous accessories to the teams. These Xantrex products are designed to provide the homes with a completely independent power system. The inverters efficiently convert direct current (DC) power generated from the solar panels into high-quality alternating current (AC) electricity for household use. The Xantrex inverters make it possible to power the appliances, lights and other devices normally plugged into a regular household wall outlet. These Xantrex inverter/chargers can also be used as part of a back-up power system that can automatically provide AC power when there is a utility power failure.

"We are proud to supply products for these teams in the Solar Decathlon," said Xantrex chairman Mossadiq Umedaly. "These students explore and display the numerous ways to use solar power, and this expands public knowledge about the practicality of renewable energy sources."

Some of the teams using Xantrex products include California Polytechnic University, Carnegie Mellon University, Concordia University, Cornell University, Florida International University, the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, New York Institute of Technology (NYIT), and the Universidad de Puerto Rico.

About Xantrex
Xantrex Technology Inc. (www.xantrex.com) is a world leader in the development, manufacturing and marketing of advanced power electronic products and systems for the distributed, mobile and programmable power markets. The company's products convert raw electrical power from any central, distributed, or backup power source into high-quality power required by electronic and electrical equipment. Headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia, the company has facilities in Arlington, Washington; Livermore, California; Elkhart, Indiana; Barcelona, Spain; Beijing, China; and Reading, England.

Note that this news release contains forward-looking statements related to Xantrex Technology Inc. Such statements reflect the current views of Xantrex with respect to future events and are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contemplated in these forward-looking statements.

Media Contact:
Cathy Gibson
Xantrex Technology Inc.
604.422.2589
cathy.gibson@xantrex.com

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