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SunWize and SOLON Establish Strategic Partnership - SunWize key distributor of SOLON's top quality, US-made modules

Kingston, NY - October 27, 2009 - SunWize Technologies, the solar industry's leading wholesale distributor, will be a strategic distributor of SOLON Corporation's top quality, made-in the-USA modules in North America. The SOLON Blue 220/01 is in stock and available for immediate shipment.

The quality of the SOLON product is reflected by its industry-leading ten year workmanship and 25 year performance guarantee warranties. With its proven German design and state of the art U.S. manufacturing, SOLON Corporation strives to deliver the highest quality and most reliable solar solutions on the market. SOLON Corporation is a subsidiary of the German based SOLON SE, one of Europe's largest solar module manufacturers and a supplier of solar power plants. The Tucson, AZ manufacturing facility began operations in 2007 and sources many of its materials from US suppliers.

SunWize currently stocks the 225 and 230 watt versions of the SOLON Blue 220/01, providing solar installers exceptional value at an extremely competitive price point. It is a highly efficient polycrystalline solar module with module efficiencies of up to 14.02%. The SOLON Blue is ruggedly constructed, incorporating stout 4mm solar glass with a twin-wall frame for ultra high load capacity.

SunWize and SOLON will be exhibiting the Blue 220/01 and a prototype of the all-black monocrystalline 230/15 prototype at Solar Power International 2009 in Anaheim, CA, October 27-29, Booths 201 and 409.

"We are excited to announce ournewest module manufacturer relationship. After extensive evaluation, we selected SOLON modules because of their superior quality and value." Reports David Kaltsas, Executive Vice President at SunWize. "In addition to providing a best-in-class product, we have a partner that shares our commitment to customer satisfaction and the growth of green jobs in America."

"We are extremely pleased to partner with the premier distributor in the industry," states Olaf Koester CEO of SOLON Corporation. "SunWize mirrors our focus on quality and customer satisfaction. We look forward to a long and fruitful collaboration."

About SunWize Technologies
SunWize Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Mitsui & Co. (U.S.A), Inc., offers superior solar energy solutions to homes and businesses in the U.S. and abroad. The SunWize advantage is
complete commitment to the customer's satisfaction. Founded in 1992, SunWize is a pioneering solar distributor delivering top-tier products to the North American marketplace. The company manufactures a full line of best-in-class engineered solutions. In addition, SunWize continues to build on its reputation for high-quality residential, commercial, public sector, and industrial installations. The company operates manufacturing and distribution facilities on the east and west coasts and sales offices throughout the U.S. and Canada. For more information, call Matt Ziskin at 408-510-5178 or visit

About SOLON Corporation
SOLON Corporation (, a subsidiary of SOLON SE and part of The SOLON Group, was founded in 2007 as part of SOLON's initiative to develop the North American market. The subsidiary has built its own production facilities in Tucson, Arizona with a capacity of over 100 MWp, where it manufactures UL-certified solar modules for the N.A. market. The SOLON Group's core business is the manufacture of solar modules in various performance categories and the construction of turnkey solar power plants. The SOLON Group employs 900 people worldwide and has subsidiaries in Germany, Austria, Italy, the US and Switzerland.

Therese Raatz
Investor Relations

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