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SunPods EV Plug-N-Go solar platform fuels electric vehicles at the Clean Tech Open

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July 21, 2010

SunPods EV Plug-N-Go solar platform fuels electric vehicles at the Clean Tech Open

San Jose, California - SunPods Inc will showcase their solar powered SP-300 EV Plug-N-Go electric vehicle charging station for their return to the Clean Tech Open in San Jose on July 22. The Cleantech Open runs the world's largest clean technology business competition bringing together the best clean technology ideas from around the world.

A SunPods Plug-N-Go unit will be in the parking lot of the conference at the Doubletree hotel fueling electric vehicles with clean renewable solar energy. SunPods personnel will be on site to answer questions and inside the conference exhibit hall.

This is the world's first factory built solar power electric charging station, designed for fast installation on any ground, including pavement. The SP-300 Plug-N-Go arrives complete with EV charging station, solar modules, and inverter to provide immediate power.

As a Clean Tech Open 2009 Finalist in the renewable energy category, SunPods is excited to return to the event and continue the spirit of innovation.

"SunPods' selection as a finalist in the Clean Tech Open benefited us greatly. The learning experience and support of the Clean Tech Open organization, volunteers and sponsors was invaluable. The decision to return this year as successful alumni and participate in the conference was an easy one. Our unique business model is an excellent example of creating change using market available products by re-thinking traditional practices." Said Michael Gumm, Executive Vice President & Co-Founder of Sun Pods Inc.

This strong commitment to innovation has spurred significant growth over the last year. Just this month SunPods moved to a new headquarters and factory located in San Jose. It will soon be hiring personnel for the assembly facility capable of producing up to 1MW of SunPods units per month. The company has worked closely with the City of San Jose to grow within the city limits, working with the City's redevelopment and enterprise programs. It's all a part of San Jose's plan to become the clean tech center of California and SunPods is glad to be a part of it.

About SunPods

Headquartered in San Jose, California, SunPods' is the leading developer in creating multi-functional solar arrays that are pre-engineered, manufactured and pre-tested in a rigorous factory setting, making them ready to power up on delivery. Products include factory built arrays that scale from single units for houses and farms to full size utility scale solar infrastructure and smart grid enable solar. SunPods other products include solar powered EV charging stations and solar arrays for landfills and Brownfields. For more information on SunPods visit or contact Mary Khoury, Vice President of Marketing at 408-689-2446 or

About Clean Tech Open 2010

The Cleantech Open is the world's largest clean tech business competition. Its mission is to find, fund and foster entrepreneurs with big ideas that address today's most urgent challenges. Since 2006, through its one-of-a-kind annual business competition and mentorship program, the Cleantech Open has enabled hundreds of clean technology startups to bring their breakthrough ideas to fruition, helped alumni contestants raise over $260M, and created an estimated 1,200 green collar jobs. For more information, visit

  Mary Khoury
  Vice President of Marketing
  SunPods Inc.

  Liz Frantz
  Marketing Associate 
  Contractor Program Administrator
  SunPods Inc.