AS Solar Inc.

ECS Clean Energy Solutions Ltd.

December 01, 2010 12:28 ET

AS Solar Inc., ECS Clean Energy Solutions Partnership Creates a One-Stop Solution for Canadian Solar Dealers and Project Developers

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 1, 2010) - As a rising tide of homes and businesses across the country switch to the sun as a renewable, reliable and cost-effective energy source, the demand for quality solar photovoltaic (PV) products and qualified project developers and installers has soared. Scarcity of product and trained dealers and installers are two impediments to harnessing the power of the sun.

A joint partnership between ECS Clean Energy Solutions Ltd. and AS Solar Inc. will create a one-stop solution * for the Canadian solar market. ECS Clean Energy Solutions will provide dealers and installers, and ultimately end customers, with easy access to end-to-end solar systems from the world's top PV product manufacturers, as well as global expertise in solar solutions.

More than just a ready supply of hard-to-get solar PV products, ECS Clean Energy Solutions also offers critical training, support and technical assistance to dealers, electrical contractors and project developers.

"This partnership between AS Solar and ECS leverages both our strengths to provide the Canadian solar PV market with a one-stop solution, while elevating the services and product offerings to our customers," said Christy Morrison, National Business Development Manager for ECS Clean Energy Solutions Ltd.

ECS Electrical Cable Supply Ltd., parent company of ECS Clean Energy Solutions Ltd., is headquartered in Richmond, B.C. It is the largest independently owned Canadian distributor of electrical wire and cable and has been serving the Canadian market for 26 years. ECS also serves the United States and global markets throughout the Middle East. The Company provides products and services to the following electrical markets: industrial, commercial and residential construction, marine, oil and gas, mining, renewable energy and other specialty industries.

"As more Canadians switch to the sun for their energy needs, AS Solar is pleased to partner with such an established name as ECS in the Canadian construction and contracting market. This one-stop solar solution is exactly what is needed to fulfill the goals of a growing number of homeowners, farmers, businesses and developers to participate in the renewable energy revolution," said Ian Karleff, Managing Director of AS Solar Inc.

AS Solar Inc., based in Toronto, Ontario, is the North American division of one of Europe's largest distributors of complete solar PV systems for residential and commercial markets.

The two companies will supply a combined network of more than 3,500 dealers and electrical contractors with complete solar PV support.

(*website effective Dec. 2)

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