SOURCE: Composite Technology Corporation

December 23, 2008 11:23 ET

Composite Technology Announces Orders in China

Order Flow Resumes in Growing Chinese Market

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwire - December 23, 2008) - Composite Technology Corporation (CTC) (OTCBB: CPTC) is pleased to announce a new conductor order for its subsidiary CTC Cable. The order, issued by Far East Composite Technology Company, a subsidiary of Jiangsu New Far East Cable Corporation (Far East), is made up of a single core size with associated hardware to be used on a 240 kilometer transmission line in Hubei province in China. The 220KV line supports the expansion of the Ezhou power plant.

The order is significant as it signals the resumption of order flow for new projects in China. The second half of 2008 noted a drop off in orders due to the impact of the Summer Olympics in China and the subsequent holidays. Projects were suspended during this time. Starting in mid-October transmission line projects resumed and the backlog of suspended projects was addressed. The resumption of orders signals Far East is working through the end of the backlog projects and is looking ahead to new projects for 2009. The core will be stranded by Far East in China under terms of the established Distribution Agreement. The line is planned for installation late in the first quarter of 2009.

"While not generally recognized by people not participating in the Chinese market, the impact of the Olympics and other events in over the past year was substantial. Transmission projects essentially came to a halt until the events were complete. We are very happy to be back on the path towards our normal order flow with the Far East," stated Marv Sepe, COO of CTC and President of CTC Cable.

About Jiangsu New Far East Cable Corporation:

Jiangsu New Far East Cable Corporation and its subsidiary, Far East Composite Technology Company, are located in Yixing City, Jiangsu, China. Jiangsu New Far East is one of China's leading manufacturers of electrical transmission and distribution cable, which it sells to China's regional power grids through 200 local distributors.

About CTC:

Composite Technology Corporation, based in Irvine, California, USA, develops, manufactures and sells innovative high performance electrical transmission and renewable energy generation products through its subsidiaries:

CTC Cable Corporation produces composite rod for use in its patented high efficiency ACCC* conductors (Aluminum Conductor Composite Core) used in electrical transmission grids. ACCC conductors have less line loss compared to similar diameter conventional conductors and therefore enable power generators to reduce the amount of generation while still delivering the same power to customers. Our conductors have demonstrated significant savings in upgrade capital costs as well as operating expenses when substituted in grid systems. ACCC conductors enable grid operators to reduce blackouts and brownouts by providing reserve electrical capacity, since they can be operated at higher temperatures without significant thermal line sag. ACCC conductors are an economical solution for reconductoring power lines, constructing new lines and crossing large spans. ACCC core is produced by CTC Cable and delivered to licensed qualified conductor manufacturers worldwide for ACCC conductor production and resale into local markets.

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*ACCC is a trademark of CTC Cable Corporation

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