May 7, 2004 [SolarAccess.com] In March 2004 the British Columbia-based SPS Energy Solutions was awarded contracts for 40kW of solar modules for 9 grid tie systems across Canada. This represents a growth of 50% over the entire industry wide total of 27kW of on grid distributed generating systems installed in all of 2002, according the annual industry survey published by Natural Resources Canada. SPS was chosen for these projects for its engineering expertise and because of its reputation in the industry. Fronius, a leading manufacturer of solar inverters in Europe, recently selected SPS as its exclusive distribution partner in Canada. Recent grid tie projects awarded include: 7.02 kW at The Institute of Ocean Sciences (IOS) in Sidney, BC; 6.0 kW at the Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics in Victoria, BC; 2 kW at the Victoria Solar Home II in Victoria, BC; 7.2 kW for various locations in Nunuvut; 2.1 kW at the DND Serco Facility in Goose Bay, NFLD; 7 kW at National Research Councilýs Centre for Fuel Cell Innovation in Vancouver, BC and 10 kW at UBC Campus in Vancouver, BC.