Envision Solar Announces Groundbreaking on Major Utility Deployment

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Envision Solar Announces Groundbreaking on Major Utility Deployment
Solar Tracking Tree® structures include the company’s integrated EV charging stations and energy storage

SAN DIEGO (October 20, 2011) – Envision Solar International, Inc., (www.envisionsolar.com) (OTC BB:(EVSI.obNEWS), a leading sustainable infrastructure product designer and developer, announced that it has broken ground on a Solar Grove® deployment for a major California utility. The deployment consists of a grove of Envision’s Solar Tree® structures in a showcase and high visibility innovative facility which will be open to the public.

The Solar Grove® deployment includes Solar Tree® structures which incorporate Envision’s CleanCharge™ CI™, “column-integrated” electric vehicle charging stations as well as energy storage elements. The installation is scheduled for completion by the end of 2011. The Solar Tree® structures also incorporate Envision’s EnvisionTrak™ multi-axis solar tracking technology which should increase the efficiency of the entire installation by as much as 25%. Envision Solar has recently released its new proprietary and patent pending EnvisionTrak™ technology and has installations performing flawlessly in multiple markets across the USA today.

Desmond Wheatley, President and CEO of Envision Solar stated: “We are proud that Envision Solar was selected by this Utility because of the unique and paradigm shifting nature of our products. After visiting one of our existing deployments recently, a senior member of their team thanked Envision Solar for “advancing the industry for everyone else” – high praise indeed for our products. Experience tells us that being vetted and then selected by a Utility means opportunities for growth beyond the initial deployment and increased likelihood of projects with their peers. That’s good for the Utilities, the environment and our shareholders”.

Robert Noble, Founder and Chairman of Envisions’ Board added: “Leading major utilities worldwide are embracing distributed generation solar, and the most advanced companies appreciate the economic, environmental and societal benefits of Envision’s “Smart” Solar Tree® structures. Rooftop and ground mount solar installations are problematic in many cases, whereas, Envision’s Solar Tree® structures with EnvisionTrak™ tracking technology are as much as 25% more efficient, and provide shade, EV charging and clean energy generation which is highly visible to the public. We believe that this first major utility-owned Solar Grove® deployment will prove that the cleanest and most efficient renewable energy infrastructure can also be the most beautiful: Envision’s “Smart” Solar Trees®.”

For more information about Envision Solar, visit www.envisionsolar.com. You may also find us @envisionsolar on Twitter and Facebook.

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About Envision Solar International, Inc.
Envision Solar, www.envisionsolar.com, is a leading sustainable infrastructure product designer and integrator deploying clean energy systems globally. The solar design firm provides strategic long-term solutions and includes comprehensive sustainability planning and design optimization for its solar array structures. Founded by leading sustainable design architect Robert Noble, the company is a leader in the invention and construction of solar structures that address unused millions of acres of parking spaces. Its innovative systems include products for commercial and institutional projects, such as EnvisionTrak™, CleanCharge™, Solar Tree®, Solar Grove®, Solar Row™, LifePort®, LifePod™, LifeVillage™ solar systems and others. Envision Solar is listed on the OTC Bulletin Board under the symbol [OTCBB: EVSI]. For more information on the company, contact 1-866-746-0514.

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