Sustainable Energy Technologies Ltd.
TSX VENTURE : STG

Sustainable Energy Technologies Ltd.

October 18, 2010 17:00 ET

Sustainable Energy Announces $3 Million Tax Equity Offering

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Oct. 18, 2010) - STG Markets Limited Partnership (TSX VENTURE:STG) ("STG Markets") announced today that it will issue up to 300 exchangeable limited partnership units ("LP Units") at a price of $10,000 per LP Unit. The LP Units are exchangeable for common shares of Sustainable Energy Technologies Ltd ("Sustainable Energy" of the "Company") after December 31, 2010, at an exchange ratio of $0.15 per share.

Since introducing the "SUNERGY" inverter in May of this year, Sustainable Energy has built a substantial order book in Ontario, the United States and Europe. The net proceeds of the issue will be used to provide liquidity to manufacture additional SUNERGY inverters for these markets. In addition to the equity provided by this offering, Doughty Hanson the Company's largest shareholder has committed to invest up to $3 million in exchange for First Preferred Shares (See News Release dated August 23, 2010).

"Current production of the SUNERGY inverter for the Ontario market is fully booked into 2011, and we have been required to put customers on allocation until we can commit to additional production," said Michael Carten, Chief Executive Officer of Sustainable Energy. "The equity funding will help us to accelerate production into the first Quarter of 2011 as well as to secure longer lead time components."  

STG Markets is a limited partnership controlled by Sustainable Energy which carries on the Company's operations within the Sustainable Energy group of companies. Investors acquiring LP Units are entitled to their proportionate share of non-capital losses incurred by the Partnership during the 2010 calendar year to a maximum of $10,000 per LP Unit.

LP Units of the Partnership and common shares of Sustainable issued in exchange for LP Units will be subject to a 4 month hold period from the date of closing which is expected to be October 29, 2010. The selling concession will be 7% of gross proceeds plus 7% broker warrants exercisable for 12 months from closing at $0.15/share.

About Sustainable Energy: Sustainable Energy (www.sustainableenergy.com) is a Canadian company which designs and manufactures advanced power electronics enabling solar PV systems to be installed using an extra low voltage "parallel" system architecture. With" parallel solar" each panel operates at its optimum power output under all conditions. System output is thereby less prone to shading losses from normal building obstruction, dirt and debris, or mismatch losses from variances in orientation of the panels due to building design limitations.

The benefits of parallel solar are: (i) 5% - 25% higher total system power output; (ii) more panels can be installed on each site resulting in higher revenues per sale for the distributor; and higher revenues for the project owner; (iii) the elimination of solar PV specialists reducing installation costs and enabling distribution and installation by mainstream building trades; and (iv) extra low household level operating voltages eliminating the risk of serious injury or death from electrocution with conventional high voltage systems

Sustainable Energy's SUNERGY inverter is the only inverter to enable parallel solar in higher power ratings and with a delivered cost that is competitive with conventional grid connected solar PV inverters.

Sustainable Energy's technologies are the subject of multiple patents issued by and pending with the US Patent and Canadian Patent Offices.

Forward Looking Information

The reader is advised that some of the information herein may constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning assigned by National Instruments 51-102 and other relevant securities legislation. In particular, it includes: statements concerning the impact of our technology on solar PV system performance; statements concerning forecast production of SUNERGY inverters and targeted production capacity and statements concerning the potential for growth in the solar industry. While management believes these statements to be accurate they are dependent on a wide range of factors beyond management's control and should not be viewed as a guarantee of the specific outcome. Forward-looking information is not a guarantee of future performance and involves a number of risks and uncertainties.

Many factors could cause the Companies' actual results, performance or achievements, or future events or developments, to differ materially from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking information. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking information, which speaks only as of the date hereof. The Companies do not undertake any obligation to release publicly any revisions to forward- looking information contained herein to reflect events or circumstances that occur after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events, except as may be required under applicable securities laws.

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

Contact Information

  • Sustainable Energy Technologies Ltd.
    Michael Carten
    Chief Executive Officer
    (403) 508-7177 #111