SOURCE: Solar Night Industries, Inc.

January 07, 2008 10:30 ET

Solar Night Industries and VETSS Meet With DOE to Discuss Shortage of Solar Installers

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - January 7, 2008) - Solar Night Industries, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: SLND) executives Tim Corbet (CEO) and Jason Loyet (President/Chairman) met late in 2007 with the Senior Staff of the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) in Washington, D.C., to discuss issues and offer key recommendations for accelerating the adoption of solar and wind energy systems within residential, commercial, and governmental sectors. Also in attendance was Charlie Boyd, President & CEO, VETSS Group, Inc. VETSS™ is a subsidiary Company of Solar Night Industries.

The primary topic centered on their projections for solar capacity within the next five years and the reciprocal need for qualified installers to handle that capacity. Solar Night's projection was a need exceeding 150,000 more jobs by 2011. The opportunity for filling this void was articulated by retired Marine LTC Boyd, who created VETSS to solve this most complex and compelling problem. "We envision retraining returning military veterans to become an 'Army of Installers' to un-clog the potential bottleneck of customers waiting for installment of solar, thermal and wind energy systems," said Boyd. All parties agreed that the acceleration is needed in order to meet our nation's rising peak energy demands and to increase the renewable energy capacity.

DOE discussed their initiatives in this area, including a study regarding training and certification programs. The mission of the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) is to enhance energy efficiency and productivity, bring clean, reliable and affordable energy technologies to the marketplace, and make a difference in the everyday lives of Americans by enhancing their energy choices and their quality of life.

Solar Night committed to development of programs to coordinate and integrate the use of qualified solar professionals in their business model. "The guidance and long term support of the U.S. Department of Energy and EERE greatly benefits SNI and our development of our next generation of modern energy products," says Jason Loyet, President and Chairman of SNI. "We were excited to have the opportunity to present our ideas directly to the key decision makers of our nation's clean energy efforts."

About Solar Night Industries, Inc.

Solar Night Industries, Inc. is a national Modern Energy Company that enables residential and commercial energy users to implement cost-effective, renewable energy solutions that help them reduce their dependence on traditional energy sources, reducing Co2 emissions. Solar Night Industries, Inc. is based in St. Louis, Missouri (USA). For more information, please visit http://www.SolarNightIndustries.com.

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This press release contains forward-looking statements, which are made in reliance upon the "Safe Harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Actual results could differ materially from the statements expressed or implied herein due to a variety of factors including, but not limited to: the development of Solar Night Industries' solar cell technology and solar solutions ability to secure additional financing, the successful marketing and distribution of Solar Night Industries' products market acceptance of Solar Night Industries' products and technology, competition and timing of projects and trends in the solar industry, as well as other factors. The forward-looking statements contained herein are made only as of the date of this press release, and Solar Night Industries undertakes no obligation to publicly update such forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances.

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