Solar Industry Innovators Take Stage to Ring Bell at NASDAQ

Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA) will be participating in the closing bell ceremony at the NASDAQ MarketSite.

Who: Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA) will be participating in the closing bell ceremony at the NASDAQ MarketSite.


Appearances include:
o Julia Hamm, executive director of Solar Electric Power Association, chair of Solar Power International
o David Rubin, director of service analysis, Pacific Gas & Electric
o Kevin Law, chief executive officer, Long Island Power Authority

What: The Closing Bell ceremony celebrates the unprecedented growth of the solar energy industry and promotes public awareness of solar power. Julia Hamm, executive director of Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA) and chair of Solar Power International, stated, "The solar industry continues to grow by leaps and bounds, and the utility sector is playing a key role in that growth. Joining me at the Closing Bell ceremony are two utilities that are taking big steps to ensure solar integration. Both Pacific Gas and Electric and Long Island Power Authority have emerged as national leaders in adding solar capacity to their energy portfolios. As we ring this bell, we look forward to another banner year for solar power."

When: Monday, Sept. 29, 2008 at 4:00 p.m. ET.

When: NASDAQ MarketSite at New York's Times Square
4 Times Square (corner of 43rd & Broadway)
New York, NY 10036

Background:

The Solar Electric Power Association bridges electric utilities and the solar industry to push solar forward more tangibly, one real business at a time. From national conferences to one-on-one counseling and peer matching services, SEPA's unique joint partnership offers members critical access to the key business relationships and unbiased, actionable intelligence needed to make solar practical and profitable in today's shifting energy landscape. www.solarelectricpower.org

Contacts:

James Cortese
A&R Edelman
650.762.2813
jcortese@ar-edelman.com

Josephine Mooney
SEPA
202.857.0898 x 6
jmooney@solarelectricpower.org

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