groSolar Signs PV Inverter Agreement with Motech

groSolar Signs Exclusive North American Distribution Agreement With Leading PV Inverter Manufacturer Motech Industries, Inc.


October 15, 2008

groSolar Signs Exclusive North American Distribution Agreement
With Leading PV Inverter Manufacturer Motech Industries, Inc.

White River Jct., VT- groSolar, North America's premier provider of solar energy solutions, today announced an agreement with Motech Industries, Inc. of Taiwan. The agreement provides groSolar with the exclusive right to distribute Motech's industry-leading PV inverters to their expansive network of premium solar dealers across North America.

Suitable for residential or light commercial applications, Motech's line of PVMate inverters are the most efficient inverters in their class. "Motech has successfully developed a series of PV inverters that perform at high efficiency, enable greater flexibility for system designers and allow easier installation and service for system installers," said Jeff Wolfe, co-founder and CEO of groSolar. "As the sixth largest solar cell manufacturer in the world, Motech has the capabilities and resources to deliver quality products which will enable us to provide reliable inverter technology and meet the growing customer demands."

"In developing our relationship with Motech I have been consistently impressed by their commitment to quality, reliability and industry leading inverter performance" said John Berdner Vice President of Technology for groSolar.

By partnering with groSolar, Motech gains access to a well-established, geographically diverse distribution network that is the broadest of any North American solar provider.

"This agreement with groSolar is a continuation of Motech's marketing efforts to sell its PV inverter products to international markets by leveraging established sales channels", said Dr. Simon Tsuo, CEO of Motech Industries, Inc., which was established in Taiwan 27 years ago. "We look forward to a long and rewarding relationship with groSolar."

Offering world-class performance, Motech's inverters are expected to quickly become a favorite of installers. Lightweight, simple to install and featuring a very low-profile, the inverters lower installation costs by requiring only one person for installation groSolar is developing accessories for the inverter, including true plug-and-play inexpensive monitoring.

The groSolar/Motech agreement was announced at the Hard Rock Hotel San Diego as part of the largest solar power conference and expo in the United States - Solar Power International 08.

About groSolar®
groSolar is North America's premier solar power company focused on designing, distributing and installing high quality solar electric and solar hot water systems. groSolar provides residential installation in the eastern US, and commercial installation in California as well as the eastern US, serving other areas through an extensive dealer network. With a system of warehouses across the continent, groSolar has the broadest distribution capabilities of any solar provider. groSolar integrates components from leading solar manufacturers including Evergreen Solar into efficient solar energy systems for its customers that generate clean, reliable energy for decades.

About Motech®
Established in 1981, Motech Industries Inc. (Taiwan OTC Stock Code: 6244) is the sixth largest solar cell manufacturer in the world in 2007 according to Photon International Magazine. In addition to solar cells, Motech Solar division also manufactures polycrystalline silicon ingots and wafers. With annual sales of over US$500 millions in 2007 and expected solar cell manufacturing capacity of 580 MW in 2008, Motech provides high-quality solar cells to module manufacturers worldwide. Since 2006, Motech Instruments division has started the manufacturing and shipment of grid-tied photovoltaic inverters for the solar industry. Motech Power division is involved in the design and installation of solar photovoltaic systems in Taiwan.

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