SOURCE: Solar3D, Inc.

Solar3D, Inc.

February 04, 2015 03:30 ET

Solar3D Continues to Benefit From the Rapidly Growing Market for Agricultural Solar Systems

Solar Is the Most Popular Form of Renewable Energy for Farmers and a Significant Source of Revenue for the Company's SUNWorks Operating Division

SANTA BARBARA, CA--(Marketwired - February 04, 2015) - Solar3D, Inc. (OTCQB: SLTD), a leading provider of solar power solutions and the developer of a proprietary high efficiency solar cell, reported today on the growing market opportunity created by widespread adoption of solar energy to reduce costs and increase efficiencies in the farming industry.

A previously released report from the US Agriculture Census indicated that 57,299 farms in the country were utilizing a form of renewable energy. Of that that total, 63%, or 36,331 farms, reported solar panels, a making it easily the most popular form of renewable energy.

Solar3D continues to benefit from this rapidly growing market. As chronicled by a Sacramento Business Journal article published January 26, Solar3D's operating division, SUNworks, recently announced the planned installation of two large agricultural solar systems. The first, a 893 kW photovoltaic system, is designed for Innovative Produce Inc., in Santa Maria, CA, while the second is for Heidrick & Heidrick Properties in Woodland, CA, a 504 kW installation.

Solar energy in the farming industry is used primarily for generating electricity, as well as heating water and air. Solar-manufactured electricity powers equipment, heats farming infrastructure, and supports lighting and security, while heated water is required for feeding crops and livestock, equipment cleaning, and food processing.

"The agricultural industry is no longer just exploring solar as a potential means of saving energy costs, but actively pursuing the best options for their business," said Jim Nelson, CEO of Solar3D. "This commitment from farmers represents a seismic shift in the traditional way of thinking, and represents a significant sales opportunity for our Company. Our team of highly trained professionals will continue to market to those responsible for putting food on America's tabletops, as we look forward to providing the farms in our sales regions with the best and most affordable solar solutions on the market."

About Solar3D, Inc.

Solar3D is a leading provider of solar power solutions and the developer of a proprietary high efficiency solar cell. The company's SUNworks division focuses on the design, installation and management of solar power systems for commercial, agricultural and residential customers. SUNworks is one of the fastest growing solar systems providers in California and has delivered hundreds of 2.5 kilowatt to 1-megawatt commercial systems and has the capability of providing systems as large as 25 megawatts. Solar3D's technology division is developing a patent-pending 3-dimensional solar cell technology to maximize the conversion of sunlight into electricity. The Solar3D Cell collects sunlight from a wide angle and lets light bounce around in 3-dimensional microstructures on the solar cell surface. The Company's mission is to further the widespread adoption of solar power by deploying affordable, state-of-the-art systems and developing breakthrough new solar technologies.

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