SunWize Technologies Expands Emphasis on Off-Grid Residential Applications

SunWize Technologies, Inc. recently appointed Joanne Rogers as its Director of Development for its Distributed Power Group. Her primary focus will be the off-grid residential market. This newly created position reflects SunWize's commitment to this important segment of the photovoltaic (PV) market.

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Contact: Dave Holt
SunWize Technologies, Inc.
Tel.: 805-625-2121
E-mail: dholt@sunwize.com

SunWize Technologies Expands its Emphasis on Off-Grid Residential Applications
Appoints Joanne Rogers as Director of Business Development

San Jose, CA September 22, 2008 - SunWize Technologies, Inc. has recently appointed Joanne Rogers as the company's Director of Development for its Distributed Power Group. Her primary focus will be on the off-grid residential market. This newly created position reflects SunWize's commitment to this important segment of the photovoltaic (PV) market.

Ms. Rogers has held a number of positions at SunWize since 1997. She was most recently the Director of Sales, Distributed Power Group. She has been instrumental in creating and building SunWize's extensive nationwide dealer network. Ms. Rogers was first introduced to the off-grid PV market while working for Sunelco from 1990 to 1995, and for SouthWest PV Systems during 1996. In total, Ms. Rogers has more than fifteen years of experience in the off-grid marketplace.

"The off-grid market has remained consistently strong for SunWize and I am eager to focus my attention on maximizing the value we can bring to the market," states Ms. Rogers, "SunWize alone recognizes the value of our long time off grid partners, and is committed to supporting and growing this vital core market." Executive Vice President, David Kaltsas adds, "SunWize is intent on growing its off-grid residential business in the U.S. and Canada and is thrilled to have a manager with an understanding of the unique dynamics of this market taking the lead for SunWize."

In her new role, Ms. Rogers will focus on building and maintaining partnerships with existing dealer customers in this market segment. In addition, she will be responsible for identifying new off-grid dealer candidates, assessing their business requirements, and introducing them to SunWize's comprehensive suite of off-grid solutions.

SunWize Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Mitsui & Co. (U.S.A.), Inc., specializes in the design and manufacture of solar energy systems, product distribution, and associated project development. The Company operates a manufacturing and distribution facility in Kingston, New York, serving as the company headquarters; a distribution warehouse in Willits, California; a manufacturing and distribution center in Rancho Cucamonga, California; and regional sales offices throughout the US and Canada. In addition, SunWize Systems operates five regional offices in California. For more information, call Dave Holt at (805) 625-2121 or visit www.sunwize.com.

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