SOURCE: Composite Technology Corporation

December 29, 2008 08:05 ET

Composite Technology's DeWind Completes Turbines for Chile

Second Installment Joins First Group in Port of Houston

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwire - December 29, 2008) - Composite Technology Corporation (CTC) (OTCBB: CPTC) announced today that its subsidiary DeWind Inc has shipped the last five D8-2000 wind turbines for a wind power generation project in Chile. DeWind previously shipped five turbines to the Port of Houston for the same project. The total group of ten units will be placed on a ship for immediate transport to Chile. The turbines were assembled in Round Rock, Texas by TECO Westinghouse, where DeWind's D8-2000 and D8.2 turbine assembly capabilities have been established under the terms of a Commercial Manufacturing Agreement.

Robert Rugh, President of DeWind, stated, "This shipment successfully completes the assembly phase of this turbine supply contract. The nacelles and hubs will meet up with the blades already shipped from Germany and customer supplied towers in Chile. We now look forward to the successful erection and commissioning per the customer schedule."

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.

DeWind Inc designs, produces, and sells the DeWind series of wind energy turbines, including the new 2 megawatt (MW) D8.2 model in both 60Hz and 50Hz, the 2MW D8 model in 50Hz, and the 1.25MW D6 model in 50Hz. The D8.2 turbine uses a WinDrive® hydrodynamic torque converter, by Voith AG, in combination with a synchronous high voltage generator that is synchronized directly to the grid without the use of power conversion electronics. DeWind D8.2 turbines are assembled at TECO Westinghouse Motor Co., in Texas.

*ACCC is a trademark of CTC Cable Corporation

For further information visit our website: www.compositetechcorp.com. Investor Relations Contact: James Carswell, +1-949-428-8500.

This press release may contain forward-looking statements, as defined in the Securities Reform Act of 1995 (the "Reform Act"). The safe harbor for forward-looking statements provided to companies by the Reform Act does not apply to Composite Technology Corporation (the "Company"). However, actual events or results may differ from the Company's expectations on a negative or positive basis and are subject to a number of known and unknown risks and uncertainties including, but not limited to, new or revised governmental laws and regulations (or the lack thereof) that affect wind energy, competition with larger companies, development of and demand for a new technology, risks associated with a startup company, the ability of the company to convert quotations and framework agreements into firm orders, our customers' fulfillment of payment obligations under the respective supply agreement, our ability to deliver reliable turbines on a timely basis, general economic conditions, the availability of funds for capital expenditure and financing in general by us and our customers, availability of timely financing, cash flow, securing sufficient quantities of essential raw materials, timely delivery by suppliers, ability to produce the turbines and acquire their components, ability to maintain quality control, collection-related and currency risks from international transactions, the successful outcome of joint venture negotiations, or the Company's ability to manage growth. Other risk factors attributable to the Company's business may affect the actual results achieved by the Company, including those that are found in the Company's Annual Report filed with the SEC on Form 10-K for fiscal year ended September 30, 2008 and subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and subsequent Current Reports filed on Form 8-K that will be included with or prior to the filing of the Company's next Quarterly or Annual Report.

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