CRU Solutions Inc. and Menova Energy partner to lead solar energy development
in Southwestern Ontario

LONDON, ON, March 25 /CNW/ - CRU Solutions Inc. (CRU), a division of ERTH Corporation, today announced its entry into the solar energy business through a partnership with Menova Energy Inc. (Menova), a Markham, Ontario-based manufacturer of solar trackers. Through the partnership, CRU becomes an official distributor of Menova Energy's Rack N Track(R) line of solar Azimuth trackers.

    
    Highlights:

    -   Menova Energy Trackers meet Ontario's Green energy and Green Economy
        Act's domestic content requirements for solar PV systems under the
        Ontario Power Authority FIT/MicroFIT program
    -   CRU provides turn-key installation and maintenance services for roof-
        top and ground mount solar systems
    -   CRU will distribute the made-in-Ontario solar power trackers for FIT
        and MicroFIT projects
    -   CRU will provide complete consulting, engineering and design services
        through its sister company, E360 Inc.
    -   Rack n Track(R) trackers are Ontario-tested and meet the demands of
        Ontario's climate
    

Solar trackers harness up to 25 percent more energy from the sun for improved overall system efficiency. Menova and CRU will offer system configurations in 10, 20 and 40 KW trackers, using Ontario content compliant inverters, and solar modules to maximize energy yield and overall system availability.

"Our work with Menova signifies the beginning of a long and healthy foothold in the solar industry within the Province of Ontario," said Scott Garton, Chief Operating Officer, CRU.

"The Board of CRU Solutions Inc. is excited to partner with Menova Energy to provide turn-key Ontario-made solar technology projects and services to boost the province's industrial and energy economies," said Ron Osborne, Chairman, CRU.

CRU is currently in the process of installing a 10 KW Rack n Track(R) system at its offices in Ingersoll, Ontario to demonstrate the efficiencies of the products.

Jeff Pettit, President and CEO, ERTH Corporation, said, "We are thrilled to announce the collaboration with Menova Energy. This partnership further augments ERTH's foray into new markets and new technologies."

CRU and Menova intend to supply, install, and maintain upwards of 50 MW of PV systems in Ontario within the next five years.

About CRU Solutions Inc.

CRU is a leading construction and power-line contractor supplying industry-certified construction, maintenance, meter service provider, traffic and street lighting services. CRU provides services to local distribution companies (LDCs), municipalities and developers. CRU is a wholly owned subsidiary of ERTH Corporation.

About ERTH Corporation

ERTH Corporation is a dynamic family of energy companies with a strategic vision to grow and invest in parallel businesses that serve North America's energy and utility industries. The group's electricity distribution, services, consulting and software companies service over 180,000 customers in Canada and the United States.

About Menova Energy Inc.

Menova Energy is a Canadian owned Ontario-based manufacturer of innovative ground and roof-top solar trackers designed to increase PV production by 25% or more and maximize returns from the Ontario Feed-in-Tariff program. Menova delivers turn-key solutions complete with tracker, panels, inverters and control systems satisfying Ontario's domestic content requirements.

SOURCE CRU SOLUTIONS INC.

For further information: For further information: Scott Garton, Chief Operating Officer, CRU Solutions Inc., sgarton@crusolutionsinc.com, (519) 485-6038

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