SOURCE: Solar Energy Initiatives

Solar Energy Initiatives

March 02, 2010 08:30 ET

Solar Energy Initiatives, Inc. Announces Grand Opening of Technical Solar School

SNRY Opens Doors to Its Federally Funded Vocational Institute

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FL--(Marketwire - March 2, 2010) -  Solar Energy Initiatives, Inc. (OTCBB: SNRY), with business lines in solar project development, distribution and workforce training, announced today it has initiated the first class of its solar technical school located in Jacksonville, Florida. The new school is funded by stimulus dollars provided to the Company by collaborating public partners. The specialized vocational courses offered at SNRY's technical school are the core element of the Company's Renew the Nation initiative. Renew the Nation is a nationwide effort to restore the U.S. economy through the market adoption of solar at the state and local level.

The classes will target members of the construction industry and related trades affected by the economic downturn in an effort to re-train and re-deploy their workforce into the solar industry. The eight week long class will provide attendees with the tools and the technical knowledge to become certified solar technicians. In addition to the new Jacksonville, Florida school, SNRY is currently working with the State of South Carolina and the North Eastern Strategic Alliance (NESA) on the configuration of a 6,000-square-foot solar academy training center to be located in Williamsburg County, South Carolina. This solar technology campus will assist South Carolina and SNRY in workforce development, job creation and economic development through the use of solar energy technologies.

"The inclusion of renewable energy industries into the locale has the potential to revitalize every aspect of community life," stated Tonya Seigler, Managing Director of Government Affairs. "Solar Energy Initiatives' solar solutions promote education, partnerships between public and private industry and sustainable economic growth. SNRY's certified training program, coupled with the financial support of the federal government and the rapidly increasing demand for alternate energy solutions present a significant vocational learning opportunity for anyone looking to enter the rapidly emerging solar market."

"Solar Energy Initiatives continues to execute its business of providing solar education and technical training to the private and commercial sectors for the fastest growing industry in the U.S.," stated Mr. David Fann, Chief Executive Officer of Solar Energy Initiatives. "Management believes that our experienced employees and teachers combined with the financial backing of both State Governments and the Federal Government provide our students with the best solar education on the market. We look forward to offering participants in both Florida and South Carolina an opportunity to join our dealer network and work towards deploying solar power on a grander scale."

About Solar Energy Initiatives, Inc.

Solar Energy Initiatives, Inc. (OTCBB: SNRY), d-b-a SNRY Solar, is a diversified provider of solar solutions with three principal operating groups focused on large-scale projects, solar education and distribution of solar products. The Project Services Group (PSG) is a developer and manager of municipal and commercial scale solar projects. The SolarEos Group is dedicated to the education and continuous improvement of solar energy trade professionals. The Integrated Supply Group (ISG) is a wholesale distributor of branded photovoltaic and thermal (water heating) systems selling via a network of dealers throughout the United States and the Caribbean. While Solar Energy Initiatives, Inc. is not a franchise or a manufacturer like Applied Materials, First Solar, Kyocera, or Sanyo, the Company does have supply agreements with leading solar manufacturing companies like Tianwei New Energy Holdings Co., Ltd., Canadian Solar, BP Solar, GE Solar, Suntech and others. Through its diversified portfolio of solar businesses, SNRY Solar is committed to restoring the nation's economy through a grassroots campaign called 'Renew the Nation.' Renew the Nation brings together a broad alliance of public and private sector interests focused on workforce development, job creation and economic growth through solar energy. For more information please visit www.solarenergy.com.

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    David Fann
    Chief Executive Officer
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