SOL Acquires AST

SOL Acquires Electronic Manufacturer Advanced Science and Technology


SOL Acquires Electronic Manufacturer Advanced Science and Technology

Palm City, Florida, June 22, 2007

SOL INC. (formerly Solar Outdoor Lighting, Inc.) announces the acquisition of Advanced Science and Technology, Inc. (AST) of Stuart, Florida. AST is in the business of designing, developing and manufacturing electronic devices for a variety of applications, focusing recently on controllers for solar systems and drivers for DC lighting applications. SOL recognized the importance of the proprietary technology embedded in controllers and drivers and has been cooperating with AST for many years.

"Our competitive advantage lies in the efficacy of our lamp technology and the way we drive the lamps, charge and discharge the batteries to assure their long life," said Michael W. Sonnenfeldt, CEO of SOL INC. "AST has made significant contributions in the past to improve the efficacy of our solar systems for the benefit of our customers. It is only natural that we want to secure this important source of proprietary technology for us to prepare for the explosive growth that will follow the introduction of our new LED based lighting products."

Bryan Blazie, President of AST, added: "We are excited to become an integral part of the market leader in solar lighting technology. Out joint resources allow us to bring revolutionary new products to market in fast succession to cement the technology leadership of SOL with products that add more and more value for the customer."

SOL was founded in 1990 as Solar Outdoor Lighting. SOL is the world's leading manufacturer of commercial grade solar powered lighting products and systems. SOL has focused on developing the most efficient and reliable solar powered lighting and power systems for applications including roadway and path lighting, parking lot, security, billboard, transit shelter advertising, and transportation safety lighting. SOL's systems come with an industry leading 5-year system warranty. Headquartered in Palm City, Florida, SOL's patented products are installed in over 50 countries world-wide. For more information, please visit or contact us at (800) 959-1329 or (772) 286-9461.

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