updated 5/17/2011 10:16:15 AM ET 2011-05-17T14:16:15

SOLON, Ohio, and FORT WORTH, Texas, May 17, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Energy Focus, Inc. (Nasdaq:EFOI), a global leader in energy-efficient lighting technologies, and Entech® Solar, Inc. (OTCBB:ENSL), a leading developer of innovative, patented solar technologies, today announced a broad commercial skylighting marketing agreement.

Energy Focus Presents Entech Solar Collimating Skylight
Entech Solar's skylights, featuring proprietary collimator technology, eliminates glare and more than doubles the usable lumen output delivered to the workspace compared to conventional skylights with the same roof footprint are now available through Energy Focus, Inc.

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Under the terms of the agreement, Energy Focus may provide engineering support and resell Entech's patented Collimating Skylights world-wide as part of its lighting energy solutions offering.

" Entech Solar 's skylights, featuring our breakthrough proprietary collimator technology, eliminates glare and more than doubles the usable lumen output delivered to the workspace compared to conventional skylights with the same roof footprint," said David Gelbaum, Entech Solar CEO. "We believe that this is a great strategic partnership where Entech Solar benefits from Energy Focus' outstanding sales team and its channel to market through its Stones River subsidiary, and its expertise in lighting engineering. We believe that our skylights are the perfect complement to Energy Focus' energy efficient lighting technology."

"In addition to its superior optical performance, Entech Solar 's new collimating skylight offers a very compelling return on investment, especially when combined with an energy efficient lighting upgrade project," said Joe Kaveski, Energy Focus CEO. "This is extremely important for the existing building market where payback times are critical. We look forward to including the Entech Collimating Skylights into our line of energy efficient lighting solutions."

Entech Solar is introducing its newest daylighting products starting today in its booth #3135 at LightFair International 2011 being held this week at the Philadelphia Convention Center.     

About Entech Solar

Entech Solar, Inc. is a leading developer of innovative, patented solar technologies, including concentrating photovoltaic (CPV) systems for both ground and space power applications and sustainable daylighting solutions for the commercial, industrial and utility markets. The Company manufactures and markets the Entech® Collimating Skylight, a state-of-the-art skylight that provides superior light output and optical efficiency for the commercial and industrial "green" building markets. In addition, Entech Solar designs concentrating solar modules that produce electricity from sunlight as part of the SolarVolt™ product line. Entech Solar 's headquarters and manufacturing facility is in Fort Worth, Texas. For more information on the Company, please visit www.entechsolar.com .

About Energy Focus, Inc.

Energy Focus, Inc. is a leading provider of energy efficient lighting products and turnkey energy efficient lighting solutions, holding 74 relevant lighting patents. Our solutions provide energy savings, aesthetics, safety and maintenance cost benefits over conventional lighting. Our long-standing relationship with the U.S. Government includes numerous research and development projects for the DOE and DARPA, creating energy efficient LED lighting systems for the U.S. Navy fleet.  Customers include supermarket chains, the U.S. government, state and local governmental agencies, retail stores, museums, theme parks and casinos, hotels, swimming pool builders and many others. Company headquarters are located in Solon, OH, with additional offices in Nashville, TN, Pleasanton, CA, and the United Kingdom. For more information, see www.energyfocusinc.com .

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Forward-looking statements in this release are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. For more information about potential factors that could affect Energy Focus or Entech Solar financial results, please refer to the respective Company's SEC reports, including its Annual Reports on Form 10-K and its quarterly reports on Form 10-Q. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date hereof. Energy Focus and Entech Solar disclaim any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements.

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CONTACT: Entech Solar Media Contact:
         Bob Walters
         (817) 224-3600
         Energy Focus Inc. Media Contact:
         Public Relations Office
         (440) 715-1295
         Energy Focus Inc. Investor Contact:
         Brion Tanous
         CleanTech IR, Inc.

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