SunPods to Participate in the 2010 CleanTech National Awards Gala

SunPods will return to participate as alumni in the CleantTech National Awards Gala on Wednesday, November 17, 2010 - an event recognized as the "Academy Awards of Cleantech". A fully assembled, factory-built SunPods solar array will be featured outside of the event.

SAN JOSE, Calif., November 16, 2010 - SunPods will return to participate as alumni in the CleantTech National Awards Gala on Wednesday, November 17, 2010 - an event recognized as the "Academy Awards of Cleantech". A fully assembled, factory-built SunPods solar array will be featured outside of the event venue to showcase the technology that reduces installation of ground mount solar installations by up to 90 percent.


The mission of the Cleantech Open is to find, fund, and foster the big ideas that address today's most urgent energy, environmental, and economic challenges. Following a valued placement in the 2009 CleanTech Finalists, renewable energy category, SunPods now participates in the Alumni programs focused on retaining business momentum. At the 2010 Cleantech Gala, SunPods will meet with investors to present this year's successes, current market demand for the SunPods solar solutions, and product roadmap.
"The CleanTech Open is always a high energy event for new innovations in clean, sustainable technology," said Michael Gumm, co-founder and managing partner, SunPods. "We look forward to networking with entrepreneurs in the cleantech space as well as presenting the SunPods success story and plans to now expand operations in the U.S. and Internationally. It's an excellent venue to both learn and to give back as a mentor in growing a successful, cleantech business."
The 2010 Cleantech Open competition offers more than $1 million in total prizes and aims to create 100,000 green-collar jobs in America by the end of 2015 with its "100K Jobs Challenge." Currently, 22 states participate in the Cleantech Open program, and over 30 states are expected to contribute companies to the program in 2011.


ABOUT THE CLEANTECH OPEN
The Cleantech Open is the world's largest cleantech business competition. The program provides the infrastructure, expertise and strategic relationships to turn ideas into successful global cleantech companies. Since 2006, through its one-of-a-kind annual business competition and mentorship program, the Cleantech Open has helped hundreds of clean technology startups bring their breakthrough ideas to fruition, helping alumni contestants raise over $280M and creating an estimated 2,000 green collar jobs. Fueled by a network of more than 750 volunteers and sponsors, the Cleantech Open unites the public and private sectors in a shared vision for making America's cleantech sector a thriving economic engine. www.cleantech.com

About SunPods Inc.
Headquartered in San Jose, California, SunPods designs and manufactures factory-built solar solutions. SunPods vision is to engineer solar systems that can be delivered to the project site fully-assembled with all of the components required to generate solar energy. The SunPods Solar Smart Technologies™ design methodology minimizes on-site construction or site preparation and reduces installation time by up to 90 percent. Products include on-grid and off-grid solutions for EV solar charging and ground mount systems for commercial, government and residential applications. SunPods also deliver specialized solutions for landfills, brownfields and agricultural operations. www.sunpods.com Media Contact: Mary Khoury, Vice President of Marketing, 408-549-1220, press@sunpods.com

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