Catch the Wind signs trial program agreement with Canadian Hydro Developers

    - Largest test trial of laser wind sensor technology to date -

    MANASSAS, VA, Aug. 6 /CNW/ - Catch the Wind Ltd. (TSX-V: CTW.S),
announced that it will supply eight test units of its Vindicator(R) laser wind
sensor (LWS) to Canadian Hydro Developers, Canada's largest and most
diversified renewable energy company, as part of a new trial agreement signed
    "Multi-unit testing of the Vindicator(R) LWS represents our most
significant milestone to date and is important on a number of levels," said
Phil Rogers, President and CEO of Catch the Wind Ltd. "Working with Canadian
Hydro Developers will allow us to collect and analyze wind data from different
locations of a wind farm simultaneously and illustrate how wind speed and
direction is constantly shifting even in relatively small areas. Most
importantly, we believe the trial will allow us to demonstrate that even minor
adjustments to the alignment of turbines can have a dramatic impact on stress
loads and energy output, significantly enhancing the profitability of a wind
    The trial program, Catch the Wind's largest to date, is designed to test
the forward wind measurement and turbine control capabilities of the
Vindicator(R) LWS for proper alignment of a turbine against oncoming wind in
order to reduce equipment stress and increase energy output.
    The Vindicator(R) LWS test units will be installed and integrated on
eight of Canadian Hydro Developers total of 15 turbines located at the Cowley
North ecoPower centre in Pincher Creek, Alberta, Canada for a direct,
side-by-side comparison with turbines not equipped with laser wind sensors.
Each of Cowley North's Nordex N60 1.3 MW wind turbines is currently out of
    Phased delivery of the Vindicator(R) LWS test units is expected to begin
by September 30, 2009 and end by December 31, 2009. The trial program is
expected to last up to six months, effective with the final delivery and
installation of the Vindicator LWS test units.

    About Canadian Hydro

    Canadian Hydro Developers, Inc. is committed to Building a Sustainable
Future(R). The Company is the largest and most diversified developer, owner,
and operator of 21 renewable energy generation facilities in Canada totaling
net 694 MW of capacity in operation, 185 MW in and nearing construction, and
1,624 MW in development. The renewable generation portfolio is diversified
across three technologies (water, wind, and biomass) in the provinces of
Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario, and Quebec. This portfolio is unique in
Canada as all facilities are certified, or slated for certification, under
Environment Canada's EcoLogo(M) Program.

    About Catch the Wind Ltd.

    Catch the Wind Ltd. is a high-growth technology company headquartered in
Manassas, Virginia. The company was founded in 2008 to develop and manufacture
the Vindicator(R) laser wind sensor.
    Catch the Wind serves the commercial market sector for laser based wind
sensor systems, recognized as the "gold standard" in wind measurement. The
company is focused on becoming a major contributor in making clean, renewable
wind energy more affordable and profitable. For more information, visit

    Forward-Looking Information

    This news release includes certain forward-looking statements within the
meaning of Canadian securities laws. Forward-looking statements involve risks,
uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results, performance,
prospects and opportunities to differ materially from those expressed in such
forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements in this news release,
include, but are not limited to, economic performance and future plans and
objectives of Catch the Wind. Any number of important factors could cause
actual results to differ materially from these forward-looking statements as
well as future results. Although Catch the Wind believes that the assumptions
and factors used in making the forward-looking statements are reasonable,
undue reliance should not be placed on these statements, which only apply as
of the date of this news release, and no assurance can be given that such
events will occur in the disclosed timeframes or at all. Catch the Wind
disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking
statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

    Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as
that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts
responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

For further information:

For further information: Catch the Wind Ltd., Claudia Jaques, Vice
President and General Counsel, (703) 393-0754,;
The Equicom Group, Joe Racanelli, Investor Relations, (416) 815-0700 ext. 243,

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