DRI Energy, Fat Spaniel Technologies Partner to Deliver Integrated Solar Solution


SAN FRANCISCO, May 30 / - DRI Energy, a leading California provider of roof integrated solar energy installation services, and Fat Spaniel Technologies, the premier provider of critical information services for distributed energy generation systems, today announced the formation of a strategic alliance to offer a one-stop solution for builders and building owners seeking solar powered roofs and the related financial and environmental benefits. The new partnership was announced at the kickoff in San Francisco of the 2007 Pacific Coast Builders Conference, the premier annual gathering for the West's leading architects, designers, builders, contractors, suppliers and other industry professionals.

"Fat Spaniel Technologies offers the most comprehensive solution on the market for metering and monitoring solar energy systems," said DRI Companies CEO Timothy Davey. "By coupling Fat Spaniel's web view with DRI's turnkey solar installation services and our Lumeta line of highly aesthetic, roof integrated solar products, we're offering a high-value solution to our customers: an attractive solar-powered roof and a web-based monitoring system that makes the most of the clean energy it produces. It's a perfect fit."

DRI Energy, a subsidiary of DRI Companies, designs and builds roof integrated solar power systems for commercial and residential roofs. DRI Companies is also is the provider of the Lumeta line of Roof Integrated Photovoltaics, including the Solar S Tile -- the first solar powered version of the popular roofing tile product. By offering Fat Spaniel's metering and monitoring service, DRI Energy adds system monitoring to its comprehensive list of roof integrated solar installation services, which include design, engineering, installation, finance, and rebate administration support.

The Fat Spaniel energy monitoring system provides a simple, accurate web view of solar energy system performance. The data is used by system installers to schedule service visits and optimize the installation for peak performance, and by owners to track and display solar energy generation and usage. Fat Spaniel's revenue-grade third-party monitoring capabilities also deliver reporting capabilities required to take advantage of performance based incentives and emerging carbon and renewable energy credit (REC) markets.

"A solar roof is an incredible asset for any business, and using a monitoring service is the best way to make sure builders and system owners get the most out of that investment," says Chris Beekhuis, President and CTO of Fat Spaniel Technologies. "With its new, roof integrated photovoltaic offering, DRI Energy is poised to take advantage of the incredible growth in the solar market -- and we're proud to help sweeten the value proposition with our monitoring system."

DRI Companies and DRI Energy will showcase their unique Lumeta line of solar products, including the Solar S Tile, at the Pacific Coast Builders Conference, May 30 - June 1, 2007, at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco (Booth 2441). Fat Spaniel Technologies will also attend, showcasing its web-based energy monitoring solution.

About DRI Companies and DRI Energy

DRI Companies serves the needs of major residential homebuilders, commercial and industrial property owners and government agencies throughout the Western U.S. Through its subsidiaries DRI Residential, DRI Commercial, DRI Energy and Lumeta, DRI offers fully integrated roofing services, including turnkey, roof integrated solar installations for both steep and low slope roofing systems using the latest in roof integrated solar technology - all from a single source.

About Fat Spaniel Technologies

Based in San Jose, CA, Fat Spaniel Technologies, Inc. is the leading provider of critical information services for distributed, renewable energy systems. These services enable more efficient diagnostics and maintenance, more compelling web-based visualization, and more usable revenue-grade data for billing, REC validation and government incentives. Fat Spaniel's services are used by system owners, system installers, distributed utilities, equipment manufacturers, renewable energy credit markets and energy utility regulatory agencies. The company's offering is service-based and is implemented in packaged systems as well as in software embedded in the products of OEM partners. Fat Spaniel's services are used with a wide range of renewable energy systems including grid-tied solar electric, solar thermal, fuel cells, geothermal and wind. Company products are presently deployed in over 700 locations across the United States and Canada as well as eight other countries. With our customers and partners, we share the vision of a world where renewable energy is the first and best energy source. For more information, see fatspaniel.com/ or email sales@fatspaniel.com.

Source: Fat Spaniel Technologies

CONTACT: Rosalind Jackson, +1-415-977-1923, rosalind@antennagroup.com, for Fat Spaniel Technologies

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