Open Energy Corporation Announces Completion of Solar Roofing Installation at Tahoe Center for Environmental Science

July 24, 2006

OEC’s SolarSave Roofing Tiles Chosen for Its Ability to Withstand Extreme Snow Loads and Produce 4,400 kwh per Month of Renewable Power

Open Energy Corporation (OTCBB: OEGY.OB), a renewable energy company focused on the design and manufacturing of solar energy products, today announced that it has completed the installation of its SolarSave Roofing Tiles at the Tahoe Center for Environmental Science at Sierra Nevada College in Incline Village, NV.

Open Energy has provided the roofing design and construction materials for a 31.5 kilowatt photovoltaic roofing system comprised of 900 SolarSave PV roof tiles as well as nine Open Energy 3500 watt inverters with combiner boxes. The system was chosen because of the high power provided, attractiveness of the tiles, ease of installation and the ability of the tiles to withstand up to 280 lbs per square foot — important for the potential extreme snow loads on the building. The system will produce 4,400 kwh per month for the building.”The completion of the Tahoe Center for Environmental Science roofing project is an important step forward for Open Energy as we continue to outfit commercial and residential buildings with our SolarSave roofing products,” commented David Saltman, President and CEO of Open Energy Corporation.

“This project is also important for the solar industry as a whole, as it silences the common misconception that solar roofing products are limited to warmer climates. Our SolarSave products were chosen based on their high power output, as well as their ability to perform well in any climate, including heavy snow and cold temperatures, which is an important consideration for properties in places such as Tahoe. We are looking forward to our next completed project as we continue to fulfill orders in our considerable pipeline.”The Tahoe Center for Environmental Science is an environmental research and education facility which was built in conjunction with the University of California, at Davis. The Desert Research Institute and RAND Corporation are collaborators in the $24 million project. The new facility will be an international center for science and teaching on the preservation of alpine lakes and their watersheds. ”

After learning the needs of the Tahoe Center for Environmental Science, we found Open Energy’s SolarSave tiles to be the best fit for the job from both the builder’s perspective and the perspective of the end user,” commented Todd Lankenau, an architect on the project for Lundahl & Associates. “The SolarSave tiles were very easy for our builders to install because they are a replica of standard roofing materials, so they do not require specific training. They will provide the Tahoe Center with the high power density that the building will need and will continue to perform at their highest levels during the winter months in Tahoe, where they see heavy snow loads on all of their buildings.”

The Tahoe Center for Environmental Science is currently seeking LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification, which is the national standard for developing high-performance, sustainable buildings given by the U.S. Green Building Council. This project is currently under review and tracking 56 LEED certified points, while only 52 are required for platinum certification. There are currently only 17 platinum certified buildings worldwide.

About Open Energy Open Energy Corporation (OTCBB: OEGY) focuses on the development and commercialization of renewable energy products and technologies for a wide range of applications including electrical and thermal power production and water desalination. The Company pursues these objectives through technology innovation, acquisitions, strategic partnerships and other business strategies. The company’s mission is to enhance life by harnessing the power of the sun.

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