CPF Partners with SonEnergy to Help Electrical Contractors Go Solar

San Francisco, CA – October 8, 2010 – Clean Power Finance (CPF) and SonEnergy, managed by Essco Wholesale Electric (a Sonepar USA company), today announced that they will partner to deliver a customized version of CPF’s web-based solar quoting platform to the Electrical Contractor community. CPF provides an enterprise-class SaaS application which is the leading software solution for solar integrators, distributors and manufacturers.

This partnership will enable Sonepar USA’s Electrical Contractors to easily and accurately quote solar projects, while helping SonEnergy showcase its products, gain business intelligence, and enhance sales and service operations. The CPF software enables SonEnergy to automatically distribute leads to contractors and track results.

“The CPF platform provides a compelling value-add for our contractors, in addition to making it easier for them to do business with us,” said Paul Klasing, President of Sonepar USA.

“This partnership is an important step in our business plan making renewable energy readily available and deliverable through our national operating companies and network of contractors.” added Jay Bricker, SVP for Sonepar USA.

This groundbreaking partnership is the first for CPF in the electrical distribution space, driving adoption in a critical area of growth for the solar industry. “Our belief is that engaging the existing base of US electrical contractors is an important part of taking solar mainstream,” said Joseph Brakohiapa, President and CEO of Clean Power Finance. “We’re looking forward to working with SonEnergy and Sonepar USA to deliver the advantages of our software platform to their customer base.”

About Essco and SonEnergy

Essco Wholesale Electric is one of the largest distributors in the Arizona and Southern California markets. Founded in 1973, Essco has matured to twelve branches located throughout Arizona and Southern California. To find out more, go to Essco’s website at www.esscous.com.

SonEnergy, managed by Essco Wholesale Electric, is a total renewable energy solution providing a single source to develop and complete solar or wind energy generating projects. Based in Chandler, Arizona, SonEnergy offers national distribution of renewable energy products, design services, management, and project finance modeling via the Sonepar Operational Companies. The company has extensive expertise in residential, commercial, industrial and utility markets, and encompasses a national network of pre-qualified electrical contractors and industry leading electrical distributors to deliver on-time and on-budget energy projects.

About Sonepar USA

Sonepar USA is made up of 13 of the finest electrical supply distributors in the United States. They are a member of the Sonepar group – the world’s largest privately held electrical distributor. To find out more, go to www.sonepar-us.com.

About Clean Power Finance

Clean Power Finance is the leading provider of integrated software, services and financing solutions to the solar industry. Based in San Francisco, the company’s mission is to drive the adoption of renewable energy in the mass market. Clean Power Finance delivers an end-to-end solution that supports sales and marketing business processes for integrators, distributors and manufacturers. Since its introduction, the CPF Tools software platform has garnered enthusiastic reviews and currently supports over 30 percent of the solar installer community nationwide.

For more information, visit www.CleanPowerFinance.com.