updated 2/2/2011 6:17:11 AM ET 2011-02-02T11:17:11

MINEOLA, N.Y., Feb. 2, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Clear Skies Solar, Inc. (CSS) (OTCBB:CSKH), a full-service renewable energy provider to commercial, industrial, and agricultural clients today announced it has augmented its management team with several new key hires as part of the Company's strategy to add value and sustain operations with cash flow productive projects by expanding its traditional market focus to include solar installation projects in the sub-300kw sector for commercial and residential installations.

Clear Skies Solar recently announced in Q4 2010 that the Company will pursue the sub-300kw commercial and residential market by establishing a new division to focus on projects within this space and adding a new sales and management team with many years of industry experience managing high volume projects. As part of this plan, Clear Skies Solar has now hired Mr. Allen Sosis, to serve as VP of sales and marketing, and Mr. John Conte, to serve as the Company's National VP of residential sales, as the newest members of the CSS Team specifically selected to oversee this high-growth segment of the market.

Ezra Green, CEO of Clear Skies Solar remarked, "We are grateful to our shareholders for their interest and concern in the growth and future prospects of the Company and, to this end, as part of our strategy, we are very pleased to announce that Mr. Allen Sosis has joined us as our new VP of sales and marketing." He continued, "Mr. Sosis has a strong and successful sales background, including several years in the solar industry, and has delivered results that exceed our expectations."   

Mr. Sosis commented, "It is a pleasure to be here with CSS working with the Team during this important time in the Company's history. The expertise and knowledge that has made CSS well known within the industry has already made my job much easier." He continued, "As a result of the Company's new plan and through these efforts, we have successfully financed several additional commercial projects in a very short time. We expect to start returning this value to the shareholders of Clear Skies Solar in 2011."

The Company also announced Mr. John Conte recently joined Clear Skies Solar as the National VP of residential sales. Mr. Conte has overseen the sales and installation of more than one thousand homes nationally, which represents more than 60 homes per month, and he now brings these expertise to CSS. Ezra Green commented, "With Mr. Conte and the CSS Team uniting their knowledge set and base of experience, we expect to begin seeing immediate results in this ever expanding market and plan to duplicate the structure throughout the country."  

Mr. Conte remarked, "Working with the CSS group has been a great experience thus far as part of a company that truly understands the many moving parts necessary to bring a plan into profitability; an appreciation for business mechanics that is both very rare and very important to long term success. I am very pleased to be part of this Company when so much opportunity abounds."

"The results of these efforts have been immediate with the first of many projects under this new program being a 160kw ground mount system located on a Pennsylvania farm. The value of this self financed project is approximately $759,000. This project contract is signed, deposited and headed for engineering. We are also restructuring our IR department in order to have consistent and reliable information delivered to our shareholders," Ezra Green

About Clear Skies Solar, Inc.

Clear Skies Solar, Inc. (CSS), through its wholly-owned subsidiary, provides full-service renewable energy solutions to commercial, industrial and agricultural clients across the country. CSS was incorporated in 2003 and launched formal operations in 2005. During that time, the Company developed its proprietary systems, obtained important licenses and certifications, and acquired technologies to maximize the impact of its construction expertise in the renewable energy sector. Clear Skies Solar has become one of the premier solar electric installation companies in the country. For more information about CSS please visit http://www.clearskiessolar.com

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Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements in this press release may constitute "forward-looking statements" that involve risks and uncertainties. These include statements about Clear Skies Solar's expectations, plans, objectives, assumptions or future events. You should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. Information concerning factors that could cause the Company's actual results to differ materially from these forward-looking statements can be found in Clear Skies Solar's periodic reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Clear Skies Solar undertakes no obligation to publicly release revisions to these forward-looking statements to reflect future events or circumstances or reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

CONTACT: Clear Skies Solar, Inc.
         Investor Relations Department
         Email: IR@Clearskiessolar.com
         Direct: 1-877-309-CSKH(2754)

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