Xantrex Supplying Solar Inverters for Largest North American Solar PV Installation at Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada

Aug 16, 2007, 01:00 ET from Xantrex Technology Inc.

    VANCOUVER, Aug. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Xantrex Technology Inc.
 (TSX:XTX) today announced it has received a US$3.6 million order to supply
 solar inverters for North America's largest solar photovoltaic (PV) system
 at Nellis Air Force Base (AFB) in Nevada. Xantrex Grid Tie (GT) 250 kW
 inverters will be integrated into the Nellis AFB solar PV system which is
 rated at approximately 15 megawatts and is expected to generate in excess
 of 25 million kilowatt-hours of clean electricity annually and supply more
 than 25 percent of the power used at the base. Xantrex will serve as the
 sole supplier to the primary contractor, SunPower Corporation's Systems
     The GT 250 is Xantrex's latest North American commercial three phase
 solar inverter. The new line of three phase solar inverters features
 best-in-class California Energy Commission (CEC) efficiency of 96 percent
 and optimized energy harvest. The new compact, integrated, zero-clearance,
 sealed electronics cabinet design delivers long term reliability and can be
 installed in areas with limited space while maintaining ease of
     The ground-mounted solar system will use an advanced tracking system
 for its 70,000 solar electric panels to follow the sun and maximize energy
 harvest for Nellis AFB.
     "The Nellis AFB solar project, which is the largest solar PV system in
 North America so far, confirms that renewable energy is getting traction
 among diverse customers including the U.S. government," said Mossadiq S.
 Umedaly, Xantrex chairman. "Such large-scale adoption of solar power is
 demonstrating a path to a sustainable future. We are pleased that, together
 with our partner, SunPower, we are able to offer the best solar power
 solutions to the world."
     "We are pleased to be chosen as the sole supplier on this project,"
 said John Wallace, chief executive officer of Xantrex. "Our latest
 generation of three phase, commercial solar inverters, which set a new
 standard for the industry, are meeting customer requirements for cost,
 effectiveness and performance."
     "SunPower continues to lead the industry with its high-efficiency solar
 energy systems and we look forward to continuing our partnership with
 Xantrex to provide the inverter technology for the Nellis AFB project,"
 said Dan Shugar, president of SunPower Corporation, Systems. "Together, our
 technology will decrease the base's energy needs from the utility grid and
 offer clean solar power without creating emissions or waste."
     About Xantrex
     Xantrex Technology Inc. (www.xantrex.com) is a world leader in the
 development, manufacturing and marketing of advanced power electronic
 products and systems for the renewable, programmable, mobile, and portable
 power markets. The company's products convert and control raw electrical
 power from any central, distributed, renewable, or backup power source into
 high-quality power required by electronic and electrical equipment.
 Headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia, the company has facilities in
 Arlington, Washington; Livermore and San Diego, California; Elkhart,
 Indiana; Barcelona, Spain; and Reading, England. Xantrex is listed on the
 Toronto Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol "XTX".
     About SunPower
     SunPower Corp. 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 percent more power than conventional
 solar technologies and have a uniquely attractive, all-black appearance.
 With headquarters in San Jose, Calif., SunPower has offices in North
 America, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit
 http://www.sunpowercorp.com. SunPower is a majority-owned subsidiary of
 Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (NYSE:   CY)
     Note that this news release may contain forward-looking statements
 related to Xantrex Technology Inc. Such statements reflect the current
 views of Xantrex with respect to future events and are subject to risks and
 uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from
 those contemplated in these forward-looking statements.
     CONTACT: Donna Clark, (604) 422-2601, donna.clark@xantrex.com

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