Solar3D Selected for Addition to Russell Microcap Growth Index

Inclusion in the Index Enables Exposure to Broader Group of Investors

SANTA BARBARA, CA—June 29, 2015 - Solar 3D, Inc. (NASDAQ: SLTD), a provider and developer of solar power solutions, is pleased to announce today that according to a list posted on www.russell.com/indexes, its common shares were included in the Russell Microcap Growth Index on June 26, 2015.


Membership in the Russell Microcap Index, which remains in place for one year, means automatic inclusion in the appropriate growth and value style indexes. FTSE Russell determines membership for its equity indexes primarily by objective, market-capitalization rankings and style attributes.

"We are honored for this inclusion into the Russell Microcap Index," said Jim Nelson, CEO of Solar3D. "This event reflects the Company's strategic execution that led to significant growth, and now widens the visibility of our investment profile with a broader group of investors. We will continue to focus our efforts on the identifying acquisitions, achieving revenue, and enhancing our shareholder value."

Russell indexes are widely used by investment managers and institutional investors for index funds and as benchmarks for active investment strategies. Approximately $5.7 trillion in assets are benchmarked to the Russell's U.S. indexes. Russell Indexes are part of FTSE Russell, a leading global index provider.

The Russell Microcap Growth Index measures the performance of the microcap growth segment of the U.S equity market, a select group of small-cap U.S. equity shares. It includes approximately 1000 of the smallest securities by market capitalization in the small-cap Russell 2000® Index. The Russell 2000 is reconstituted each year to maintain an accurate representation of the small capitalization universe, with membership in the Index conferred for one year.

About Solar3D, Inc.:

Solar3D, a leading provider of solar power solutions, is focused on the design, installation and management of solar power systems for commercial, agricultural and residential customers. Through its wholly owned subsidiaries, Solar3D is one of the fastest growing solar systems providers in California delivering 2.5 kilowatt to multi-megawatt commercial systems. Solar3D's technology division is developing a patent-pending 3-dimensional solar cell technology to maximize the conversion of sunlight into electricity. The Solar3D Cell collects sunlight from a wide angle and lets light bounce around in 3-dimensional microstructures on the solar cell surface. The Company's mission is to further the widespread adoption of solar power by deploying affordable, state-of-the-art systems and developing breakthrough new solar technologies.

To learn more about Solar3D, visit our website at http://www.Solar3D.com.

About FTSE Russell:

FTSE Russell is a global index leader that provides innovative benchmarking, analytics and data solutions for investors worldwide. FTSE Russell calculates thousands of indexes that measure and benchmark markets and asset classes in more than 80 countries, covering 98% of the investable market globally and trading on over 25 exchanges worldwide.

FTSE Russell index expertise and products are used extensively by institutional and retail investors globally. Leading asset owners, asset managers, ETF providers and investment banks use FTSE Russell indexes to benchmark their investment performance and create ETFs, structured products and index-based derivatives.

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