Johnson Controls Announces Global Alliance With Concentrix Solar, Division of Soitec

By Johnson Controls Inc., PRNE
Sunday, October 10, 2010

Partnership will support worldwide advancement of photovoltaic systems

MILWAUKEE, October 11, 2010 - Johnson Controls (NYSE: JCI), the global leader in delivering products,
services and solutions that increase energy efficiency in buildings, today
announced a global alliance with German-based Concentrix Solar GmbH, a
subsidiary of the Soitec Group (Euronext Paris). Concentrix Solar is a
leading supplier of concentrating photovoltaic (CPV) systems.

Through the alliance, Johnson Controls enhances its ability to provide
comprehensive solutions to the mid scale distributed and utility scale solar
marketplaces. Soitec's technical capabilities in engineered substrate
solutions and Concentrix Solar's module design combined with Johnson
Controls' global execution and operational capabilities will provide the
market with a state-of-the-art and cost effective CPV solution.

"Partnering with Concentrix allows us to further differentiate our core
services and breadth of offerings in a rapidly expanding renewable energy
marketplace," said Iain Campbell, vice president and general manager, Global
Energy Services, Johnson Controls. "Our proven track record in providing
performance assured engineering, construction and maintenance of energy
consuming, energy transforming and energy producing systems throughout their
life cycle positions us as a leader in the industry."

The partnership enables Johnson Controls and Concentrix Solar to better
identify and respond to global commercial opportunities for the development,
financing and construction of utility scale solar installations. Under this
partnership Johnson Controls will build, operate, maintain and provide
lifecycle support of solar installations using Concentrix CPV technology.

"We are delighted to team up with Johnson Controls, who shares our vision
for sustainable and economically viable, solar renewable energy," said
Andre-Jacques Auberton-Herve, chairman and CEO, Soitec. "Together, we
understand the market opportunity and positive environmental impact that
solar renewable energy power will bring to both existing and future
facilities, and are excited to provide integrated solutions to our

This formal alliance follows a Concentrix announcement in July 2010 of
the launch of a U.S.-based subsidiary to support the increase demand for
solar photovoltaic solutions throughout North America.

About Johnson Controls

Johnson Controls is a global diversified technology and industrial
leader, serving customers in over 150 countries. Our 130,000 employees create
quality products, services and solutions to optimize energy and operational
efficiencies of buildings; lead-acid automotive batteries and advanced
batteries for hybrid and electric vehicles; and interior systems for
automobiles. Our commitment to sustainability dates back to our roots in
1885, with the invention of the first electric room thermostat. Through our
growth strategies and by increasing market share we are committed to
delivering value to shareholders and making our customers successful. For
additional information, please visit

About Johnson Controls Building Efficiency

Johnson Controls Building Efficiency is a leading provider of equipment,
controls and services for heating, ventilating, air-conditioning,
refrigeration and security systems for buildings. Operating from 500 branch
offices in 150 countries, we deliver products, services and solutions that
increase energy efficiency and lower operating costs for over one million
customers. We are involved in more than 500 renewable energy projects
including solar, wind and geothermal technologies. Our solutions have reduced
carbon dioxide emissions by 13.6 million metric tons and generated savings of
US$7.5 billion since 2000. Many of the world's largest companies rely on us
to manage 1.5 billion square feet of their commercial real estate.

About Concentrix Solar

Concentrix Solar GmbH is a leading supplier of concentrator photovoltaic
equipment and turnkey power plants for sunny locations. The company was
founded in February 2005 as a spin-off from the world-renowned Fraunhofer
Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE. In December 2009, Concentrix Solar
became a division of the Soitec Group. Their CPV technology provides leading
edge efficiencies that greatly impact and reduce the cost of solar power
production. For more information, visit: and

Angela Adams of Johnson Controls, Inc., +1-414-524-5210, angela.s.adams at

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