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ARISE confirms $2 million contract to provide solar systems to Ontario school boards

WATERLOO, ON — ARISE Technologies Corporation, which is dedicated to becoming a leader in high-performance, high-quality, cost-effective solar technology, announced this week that it has received contracts to provide 11 Ontario school boards with specialized solar systems as part of the Ontario Green Schools Pilot Initiative.

Under the terms of the contracts, ARISE will provide a total of 110kW of solar rooftop power. Each of the 11 school boards will receive a 10kW system in addition to a solar-specific curriculum and specialized software and tools, including a real-time 'live' learning portal. Installation is expected to be complete by the end of August 2010.

"ARISE is very proud to have been selected by these Ontario school boards to support this unique and progressive project, under the Ontario Green Schools Pilot Initiative," said Vern Heinrichs, President and CEO of ARISE. "These are important contracts for our Systems Division. We are particularly pleased to partner with the schools and to assist in informing and engaging students about solar energy. As adoption of the Ontario Government's FIT program gains traction, we expect to see widespread adoption across all segments."

The Green Schools Pilot Initiative is a two-year pilot project with the goal of providing school boards with the ability to purchase, test and showcase new and innovative green products and technologies. Under the Initiative, school boards are required to report quarterly on specific performance metrics to assess the environmental and operational impacts of the pilot technology. The initiative is led and funded by the Ontario Ministry of Education, with support from the Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation, who assisted in the evaluation of the applications. The initiative directly supports the Ontario Government's commitment to building a greener and more sustainable Ontario.

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March 24, 2010  By EM Staff

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