Renewable eco-energy organizations embracing CanSIA



    OTTAWA, June 18 /CNW Telbec/ - The Canadian Solar Industries Association
is pleased to welcome four new Corporate 1 members to its ranks as a mark of
increased interest in the promotion of renewable eco-energy opportunities.
    "Our growing membership is a testament to the fact the solar industry is
ideally positioned to offer its expertise to governments and the public at
this key time when the world is looking for solutions to the effects of
climate change. The interest in CanSIA shows solar energy is the future," said
Elizabeth McDonald, CanSIA Executive Director. "Each new member allows CanSIA
to be more proactive in dealing with issues of concern to the industry and we
are very encouraged by the number of organizations and companies who are
stepping forward. Our combined efforts will further strengthen the solar
industry in Canada."

    New Corporate 1 Members

    
    BP Solar
    - BP Solar is a key business within BP Alternative Energy and a global
      company with over 2,200 employees focused on harnessing the sun's
      energy to produce solar electricity. This includes the design,
      manufacture and marketing of quality solar electric systems for a wide
      range of applications in the residential, commercial and industrial
      sectors. With more than 30 years of experience and installations in
      over 160 countries, BP Solar is one of the world's largest solar
      companies.

    Day4 Energy Inc.
    - Day4 Energy Inc. is a Canadian company that designs, manufactures and
      sells premium photovoltaic modules for grid-tie and off-grid markets.
      Day4's patented electrode and PV cell interconnection technology sets
      it apart from its competitors by facilitating a high quality, durable,
      long life solar panel with exceptional power density, and clean refined
      appearance. Day4 commenced manufacturing operations from its Canadian
      plant in 2006 and is rapidly expanding its customer base among
      prominent, performance seeking commercial and industrial buyers of
      solar panels in Europe and North America.

    Sharp Electronics Corporation/Solar Energy Solutions Group
    - Sharp is the number one manufacturer of solar cells with more than
      three times as much generating capacity as the next three largest
      manufacturers combined. For more than 45 years, Sharp has consistently
      delivered the highest quality materials and support with every
      installation. As a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation, the
      organization can draw on a 94-year heritage of creating the perfect
      combination of art, technology and service.

    SunPower Parks Corp.
    - SunPower Parks specializes in the development of commercially viable
      large-scale photovoltaic solar projects across Canada. SunPower Parks
      works closely with diverse community stakeholders including landowners
      and First Nations to create partnerships that respect local culture and
      deliver economic and social community benefits. SunPower Parks is
      wholly owned by SkyPower Corp., a leading Canadian renewable energy
      company with a national portfolio of over 50 renewable power projects
      at various stages of development. SkyPower Corp. recently announced
      that Lehman Brothers Private Equity business has acquired a significant
      equity stake in the company.
    

    In order to qualify as a Corporate 1 member, companies must have more
than 25 employees or revenue of over $3 million per year.

    The Canadian Solar Industries Association's mission is to develop a
strong, efficient, ethical and professional Canadian solar industry, able to
service an expanding domestic energy market, to provide innovative solar
solutions to world energy problems, and to play a major role in promoting the
transition to a solar energy future worldwide.




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For further information: Sylvie Powell, MédiaLane Communications Inc.,
(613) 290-1497, spowell@medialanecom.com

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