updated 5/2/2011 9:16:39 AM ET 2011-05-02T13:16:39

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., May 2, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- In the aftermath of one of the worst tornado storms in recorded history, the Nexus Energy Center's - www.nexusenergycenter.org - Cole Walker stepped in to help by coordinating with former Redstone Arsenal Garrison Commander and current city councilmen John Olshefski, along with Representative Phil Williams of the Alabama Legislature, to secure a unique solar powered generator from Outpost Solar.

The tornados destroyed significant portions of the utility infrastructure in North Alabama. With people working around the clock to make repairs, it still may be 3-4 days to return power to the devastated areas.

"According to Councilman Olshefski, who was working from a makeshift command post in the city, it was imperative to get power to an emergency shelter in Dale Strong's district," said Walker. "We contacted Rep. Williams who was actively working the hardest hit area, and he was able to coordinate the delivery of the unique solar generator."

The generator is the creation of former U.S. Marine, Wilson Stevenson of Nashville, TN. The unit was created for use in natural disasters and forward military operations. It allows emergency operations 24-hours a day, seven days a week without resupply. Virtually maintenance-free and able to be quickly secured in the face of imminent danger, these systems can operate for years with only occasional cleaning. The unit has integrated power management systems that allow for real-time monitoring to ensure optimized power usage.

The unit is providing power to the emergency shelter in County Commissioner Dale Strong's community center in North West Huntsville, the area hardest hit. For more information on Nexus Energy Center's Outpost Solar visit www.outpostsolar.com or call 256-585-4959.

CONTACT: Cole Walker
         256-585-4959
         www.nexusenergycenter.org
         www.outpostsolar.com

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