Day4 Energy Enters the UK Solar PV MarketBy Day4 Energy Inc., PRNE
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Day4 60MC-I Solar PV Module Receives Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) and Kitemark(R) Certification
BURNABY, Canada, March 2, 2011 - Day4 Energy Inc., a leading global provider of solar photovoltaic (PV)
products and solutions, announces it received Microgeneration Certification
Scheme (MCS) status enabling it to begin selling its Day4 60MC-I solar PV
modules into the United Kingdom (UK).
An industry led and funded scheme, MCS is focused on ensuring the quality
of renewable technology installations and products. Certifying
micro-generation technologies used to produce electricity and heat from
renewable sources, MCS is required for end users to benefit from the Feed-In
Tariff (FIT) scheme launched by the United Kingdom government in April 2010.
Kitemark(R), a registered certification mark owned and operated by BSI
British Standards, is one of the most recognized symbols of quality and
safety. The achievement of both designations marks the entry of Day4 Energy
into the promising UK market.
According to a recent industry report, the UK experienced unprecedented
growth in solar PV demand with installations reaching an estimated 45MW in
2010, up from just 4MW the previous year. Demand in this rapidly expanding
market is expected to exceed 146MW in 2011.
Featuring innovative, proprietary technologies and constructed with only
the highest quality materials, Day4 solar PV modules deliver exceptional,
real-world performance daily, and over the life of their installation.
"Most PV modules are designed to perform well under ideal conditions. The
Day4 60MC-I performs exceptionally will in a wide range of conditions -
particularly those affecting rooftop installations in the UK," says George
Rubin, Day4 Energy President. "The Day4 60MC-I module featuring Guardian(TM)
Technology is three times less sensitive to the effects of time-of-day
shading from chimneys, trees or buildings - significantly increasing the
amount of electricity produced when compared to the performance of
conventionally designed modules."
With a strong and growing sales and distribution network for Day4
solarMODULES in well established markets like Germany and Italy, Day4 Energy
is currently seeking qualified distribution and installation partners in the
United Kingdom. For more information, please visit
www.day4energy.co.uk. To visit our corporate website, please visit
About Day4 Energy
Founded in 2001 and headquartered in Vancouver, B.C., Day4 Energy is a
leading provider of technologically advanced solar photovoltaic modules,
equipment and solutions serving the residential, commercial and large-scale
project markets. Based on patented technology, superior product quality and
an exceptional track record of performance, Day4 Energy is enabling the
growth of solar energy.
Day4 Energy is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol
"DFE". For more information, please visit www.day4energy.com.
About BSI British Standards
BSI British Standards is the UK's National Standards Body (NSB) and was
the world's first. It represents UK economic and social interests across all
of the European and international standards organizations and through the
development of business information solutions for British organizations of
all sizes and sectors. BSI British Standards works with manufacturing and
service industries, businesses, governments and consumers to facilitate the
production of British, European and international standards.
Part of BSI Group, BSI British Standards has a close working relationship
with the UK government, primarily through the UK Department for Business,
Innovation and Skills (BIS).
Forward Looking Statements
This news release contains forward-looking information. These statements
relate to future events or future performance and reflect management's
current expectations and assumptions. A number of factors could cause actual
events, performance or results to differ materially from the events,
performance and results discussed in the forward-looking statements. These
forward-looking statements are made as of the date hereof and the Company
does not assume any obligation to update or revise them to reflect new events
For further information: Investor Relations Contact Therese Hayes Head, Corporate Development Day4 Energy Inc. +1-604-345-6771 firstname.lastname@example.org Media and Public Relations Contact Justin K Lacey Director, Marketing Day4 Energy Inc. +1-604-296-0449 email@example.com
For further information: Investor Relations Contact, Therese Hayes, Head, Corporate Development, Day4 Energy Inc., +1-604-345-6771, thayes at day4energy.com ; Media and Public Relations Contact, Justin K Lacey, Director, Marketing, Day4 Energy Inc., +1-604-296-0449, jlacey at day4energy.com .
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