Renewable eco-energy organizations embracing CanSIA



    OTTAWA, Sept. 17 /CNW Telbec/ - Noting the increased interest in the
promotion of renewable eco-energy opportunities, the Canadian Solar Industries
Association is pleased to welcome four new Corporate 1 members to its ranks.
    "Solar energy is the future. Our growing membership shows 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," said Elizabeth McDonald, CanSIA Executive Director.

    New Corporate 1 Members

    Canadian Solar Inc.

    Canadian Solar Inc.(NASDAQ:  CSIQ) products include a range of certified
standard solar modules marketed world-wide for use in a wide range of
residential, commercial and industrial solar power generation systems. CSI
also designs and produces, based on customers' requirements, specialty solar
modules such as solar-powered bus stop lighting, and complete specialty solar
products, such as solar-powered car battery chargers. Also CSI implements
solar power development projects, primarily in conjunction with government
organizations, to provide solar power generation in rural areas.

    Conergy Inc.

    Conergy AG is considered to be the highest volume solar company in the
world, and also ranks amongst the leading international providers of other
rapidly growing fields of renewable energy, including bioenergy. Conergy
pursues a customer-oriented global growth strategy, which aims to offer each
energy consumer worldwide the most appropriate technology in attractive
markets for renewable energies. The Conergy Group is now represented with its
own branch offices on five continents.

    ICP Solar Technologies

    ICP Solar (OTCBB: ICPR, FRANKFURT: K1U.F) is a developer, manufacturer
and marketer of solar cells and solar cell based products and building
materials. For the past two decades, ICP Solar has been hailed as the
cutting-edge innovator of solar cell based products for the consumer market.
ICP Solar is now building on this success by applying the same winning
approach to rooftop and power generation solar markets. Company's
headquarters: Montreal, Canada; locations in the USA, Spain, Ireland and
France.

    SunPower Corporation

    SunPower Corporation (Nasdaq:   SPWR) designs, manufactures and delivers
high-performance solar-electric systems worldwide for residential, commercial
and utility-scale power plant customers. SunPower high-efficiency solar cells
and solar panels generate up to 50 per cent more power than conventional solar
technologies, and the company's proprietary solar tracking technology
generates up to 30 per cent more energy than traditional fixed-tilt systems.
With headquarters in San Jose, California, SunPower has offices in North
America, Europe and Asia.

    In order to qualify as a Corporate 1 member, companies must have more
than 25 employees or revenue of over $3 million per year.
    "Each new member allows CanSIA to be more proactive in dealing with
issues of concern to the industry," said McDonald. "We are encouraged by the
number of organizations and companies stepping forward. Our combined efforts
will further strengthen the solar industry in Canada."

    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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