SUNPODS, INC VIES FOR THE TOP RENEWABLE ENERGY AWARD OF 2009

SunPods, Creator of the Unique New SunPods Solar Smart Technology Systems' Is Chosen as One of Nine Finalists in the Renewable Energy Category for the 2009 Clean Tech Open Competition.

San Jose, CA: SunPods Solar Smart Technology Systems are factory built then rigorously tested and transported to site. With a modular plug-&-play design, SunPods conveniently meets the needs of anyone desiring a clean renewable energy power source without all the associated hassle of traditional on-site assembled solar array systems. SunPods' innovative design earned a finalist position in the Renewable Energy category of the 2009 Clean Tech Open.


"The nomination by the California Clean Tech Open is an immense honor for us, proving that SunPods is a truly viable, exciting, innovative energy solution," says SunPods CEO Dan Jaeger. "SunPods is a competitive contender, promising a new cost effective, rapid deployment system for efficient solar energy."

The patent-pending SunPods Solar Smart Technologies, developed by SunPods (available online at www.sunpods.com), innovatively ships from the SunPods factory fully assembled. Transported directly to project sites, SunPods are portable, self-contained, modular solar power platforms.

Once delivered and put into position, an electrician is all that is needed to power up the SunPods array with a single connection between the platform and the meter/power panel.

The Clean Tech Open is made possible by the generous support provided by National Expansion Sponsor, U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy; Platinum Sponsor, PG&E; Gold Sponsors The Cleantech Circle, Google, Southern California Edison, San Diego Gas and Electric, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich and Rosati; Silver Sponsors Accretive Solutions and RoseRyan; and Program Sponsors California Clean Energy Fund, Ernst and Young, and Korn/Ferry International.

The Clean Tech Open is also collaborating with the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, the largest U.S. foundation that focuses on advancing entrepreneurship and innovation.

About the Clean Tech Open

Clean Tech Open is a catalyst for clean tech innovation, and the impetus behind the Clean Tech Open's 100K Jobs Challenge. A non-profit organization founded in 2006, it provides today's clean tech innovators with the tools, training and connections they need to become tomorrow's viable clean tech businesses.

The core of Clean Tech Open is an annual business competition, supported by expert volunteers and mentors that provide entrepreneurs with the crucial business training, services and insights they need to go to market successfully.

The Clean Tech Open has assisted over 120 companies raise more than $125 million in external funding, and has spurred the creation of hundreds of jobs in California. Fueled by a network of over 400 volunteers and sponsors, the Clean Tech Open unites the public and private sectors in a shared vision for making America's clean tech sector a thriving economic engine. (Available online at http://www.cleantech.com)

"The California Clean Tech Open convenes the state's best and brightest minds to develop technological solutions to some extremely complex and important problems. This is a competition with no losers - all of California, and the rest of the world, benefit when natural resources are used more efficiently."
- Art Rosenfeld, California Energy Commissioner


About SunPods, Inc
SunPods is the developer and manufacturer of SunPods Solar Smart Technology Systems'. SunPods are transportable, the first factory to project, fully operational, modular solar power platforms. SunPods power up on delivery. Once placed onsite, SunPods require only an electrical hookup from the inverter to the power panel to power up. (Available online at http://www.sunpods.com )

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