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Solatube International Inc. Launches Solatube eChoice: The First Tubular Daylighting Device to Qualify for New Tax Credit

Homeowners Qualify for a 30 Percent Federal Tax Credit with Solatube eChoice Daylighting Systems.

Vista, CA, June 20, 2009 --( Solatube International Inc. the worldwide leading manufacturer and marketer of Tubular Daylighting Devices (TDDs), is proud to announce the launch of eChoice, the latest iteration of Solatube Daylighting Systems. Solatube eChoice is the only TDD available with a thermal performance strong enough to meet the requirements for a 30 percent federal tax credit.

Under the recent legislation that encourages homeowners to choose more energy-efficient home products, those who choose to purchase and install Solatube eChoice Daylighting Systems are eligible for a 30 percent federal tax credit on all units installed between June 15, 2009, and Dec. 31, 2010.

“We have moved beyond perceived limitations in our industry with Solatube eChoice,” said Robert E. Westfall Jr., president of Solatube International. “This confirms that our new product is designed for optimum energy efficiency. Being the first to meet the stringent government requirements is an honor and we feel that the eChoice series showcases our continued commitment to innovation.”

The “Stimulus Bill” (The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009) gives homeowners the opportunity to earn up to $1,500 in tax credits for making energy efficient improvements to their existing homes. The Solatube 160 DSe (10in/250mm Daylighting System) and the Solatube 290 DSe (14in/350mm Daylighting System) are both eligible for the tax credit when installed in a primary residence.

Solatube International has long been known to for “Innovation in Daylighting™” in both residential and commercial applications. The company has continued to push the envelope in daylighting technology and design, seeking new ways to apply smart daylighting applications in new and retrofit structures. Daylighting continues to play a major role in the sustainable movement domestically and worldwide.

Using advanced optics, each Solatube Daylighting System captures sunlight on the roof and transfers it down a highly reflective tube, delivering light through a diffuser at the ceiling level. Ideal for window-less spaces and lower-level rooms, the daylighting systems bring natural light indoors, allowing homeowners to reduce energy consumption and lower their electric bills by not having to turn lights on.

Homeowners are encouraged to visit for more information about the Solatube eChoice Daylighting Systems and the accompanying tax credit certification information.

*Solatube International makes no warranty as to the qualification of the products for federal tax credits if there are changes in requirements or applicable law after such date.

Solatube International, Inc. is not a tax advisor. Taxpayers claiming a tax credit should consult a tax professional with any questions. Solatube International is not responsible or liable for the taxpayer’s ability to receive tax credits. This document is not intended to constitute legal or tax advice. More comprehensive information will be made available by the IRS.

The user maintains the full and complete responsibility to comply with all codes, laws and regulations applicable to the safe and proper use, handling and installation of the product and should consult with a professional for all construction and design-related questions. The information contained herein is believed to be accurate as of the time of preparation. However, Solatube International makes no warranty as to the accuracy of this information.

About Solatube International

Solatube International Inc., based in Vista, Calif. (northern San Diego County), is the worldwide leading manufacturer and marketer of Tubular Daylighting Devices (TDDs). The company’s flagship product, the Solatube Daylighting System, provides a revolutionary natural lighting solution for all types of residential and commercial applications and is the only spec-grade TDD currently available on the market. The maxim “Innovation in DaylightingTM” reflects the company’s commitment to the development of breakthrough daylighting technologies, which has resulted in numerous patents dating back to the mid-1980s. Widely recognized as the industry innovator, Solatube International has earned acclaim around the globe for its unrivaled ability to transform interior spaces with the power of daylight. For more information on the Solatube Daylighting System or other products manufactured and marketed by Solatube International, including solar-powered attic ventilation fans, please visit the Solatube Web site at or call 888-SOLATUBE (888-765-2882).

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