Day4 Energy Completes 1 MW Solar Project With German Energy Supplier EnBW



    
    PV Module Supply Contract Extended to Cover Additional German Projects in
    2009, 2010
    

    BURNABY, British Columbia, Jan. 17 /CNW/ -- Day4 Energy Inc. (TSX: DFE),
a leading manufacturer of high performance, cost-effective solar electric
modules, today announced the completion of the first two months of operation
of the 1 megawatt (MW) solar energy project with EnBW, one of Germany's
largest energy suppliers. Delivering reliable renewable energy to the German
county of Sigmaringen, the photovoltaic (PV) installation is the largest to
date for both companies. Based on the system's successful completion and
favorable initial performance, EnBW has extended its contract with Day4 and
scheduled two additional large-scale projects set for construction in 2009 and
2010.
    "We chose to partner with Day4 Energy based on the high performance,
quality and reliability of the company's solar modules, all of which are
critical to our ability to secure long-term return on investment for a project
like this," said Tim Morath, product manager of solar plant systems at EnBW
Regional AG.  "With an impressive execution schedule that took us from ground
breaking to operation in just three months, Day4 Energy has demonstrated that
it has both the product quality and operational expertise to help us achieve
EnBW's aggressive solar energy targets."
    Located in Riggenbach, Germany the solar energy project was formally
brought into operation in October 2007 at a dedication ceremony attended by
the State of Baden-Wurttemberg's Minister for Environment Tanja Gonner. Day4
Energy's German project management subsidiary, Day4 Systems, supplied the
solar energy array's more than 6,200 highly efficient Day4 48 MC solar modules
on 2.3 hectares of former landfill. The system will generate enough clean
power to meet the energy needs of 300 German homes per year and avoid
approximately 750 tons of carbon dioxide emissions annually, the equivalent of
removing 469 German cars from the road per year.
    "Based on the excellent performance data from the solar energy system's
first two months of operation, we expect to see significantly more electricity
generation than the stated targets of one million kWh per year. That
exceptional performance coupled with the speed and professionalism of the Day4
Energy team makes us eager to extend our cooperation through the
installation's second and third phases," said Thomas Leibinger, director of
environmental protection for the county of Sigmaringen.
    "The completion of this project and our contract extension with EnBW, one
of the biggest names in German energy, solidifies Day4 Energy's growing
presence in the important German solar market," said George Rubin, president
and COO of Day4 Energy. "What is particularly important is excellent
performance of our modules as well as the system overall. At the end of the
day, it is all about field performance, kWh and return on investment to the
end user."
    
    About Day4 Energy:
    
    Headquartered near Vancouver, British Columbia, Day4 Energy Inc. designs,
manufactures and sells photovoltaic (PV) modules based on its patented Day4
Electrode technology, a proprietary method of contacting and interconnecting
solar cells. The Day4 Electrode produces PV panels of high power density,
increased lifetime and uncompromised aesthetic appearance. The advanced solar
module construction method increases the performance of conventional silicon
panels and enables the next-generation of PV innovation. Day4 Energy partners
with the industry's leading PV cell producers to deliver UL- and TUV-certified
commercial and residential solar products to customers throughout Europe and
North America. For more information, visit: http://www.day4energy.com
    
    About EnBW Energie Baden-Wurttemberg AG:
    
    With some six million customers, EnBW Energie Baden-Wurttemberg AG,
headquartered in Karlsruhe is the third largest energy supply company in
Germany. In 2006, EnBW generated annual revenue in excess of euro 13 billion
with more than 21,000 employees as of December 31, 2006. EnBW's core
activities focus on the segments electricity, gas as well as energy and
environmental services.




For further information:

For further information: Rosalind Jackson of Antenna Group, 
+1-415-977-1923, rosalind@antennagroup.com, for Day4 Energy Web Site:
http://www.day4energy.com

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