SunWize Systems Completes California's Largest Residential Thin-Film Installation

SunWize Systems, thas completed a 24.6 kW ground-mounted photovoltaic system at a residence in Sky Valley, CA. The system utilizes 410 Kaneka G-SA060 amorphous silicon modules, making it the largest installation of its kind in California.

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

SunWize Systems Completes California's Largest Residential Thin-Film Installation

San Jose, CA, February 19, 2009- SunWize Systems, the installation business unit of SunWize Technologies, Inc., has completed a 24.6 kW ground-mounted photovoltaic system at the David Page residence in Sky Valley, CA. The system utilizes 410 Kaneka G-SA060 amorphous silicon modules, making it the largest installation of its kind in California.

The Page property provided ample, relatively flat, south-facing land, with no shading, ideal for a large ground-mount system. Kaneka modules were primarily selected on the basis of their cost effectiveness, proven technology and aesthetic appeal. Another consideration was based on the fact that this technology has an elevated performance in high temperature conditions. The array size for this desert home in the Coachella Valley of Southern California is designed to provide 100% of the Page family's requirement for electricity. The system generates 50,000 kWh annually, eliminating 34 tons of carbon dioxide emissions, the equivalent of taking 6 cars off the road.

"I'm very proud of my solar electric system. I had plenty of space, so a large ground-mounted system made sense. Being a general contractor, I was particularly pleased with the conscientiousness of the SunWize crew and the quality of the installation," explains David Page.

"We are excited to be at the forefront of installing innovative thin-film module solutions," states David Kaltsas, Executive Vice President of SunWize. "The David Page installation is a showcase for successfully applying thin-film to a residential application. It also exemplifies SunWize's commitment to provide the customer with the best available solar electric solution by drawing from various resources across our entire organization."

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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