updated 5/24/2011 6:16:27 AM ET 2011-05-24T10:16:27

MINEOLA, N.Y., May 24, 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 received an additional $412k in residential contracts.

"We are pleased to announce that we have received an additional $412k in signed contracts under our New Jersey residential program over the course of the past 3 weeks representing 9 projects. With residential sales, commercial projects funded through our Power Purchase Agreement program as well as client-financed projects the 2011 sales to date are approaching the $7 million mark," said Ezra Green, CEO of Clear Skies Solar.

Continuing: "After four 4 months of operations from January 2011 to end of April 2011, we are averaging more than $1.5 million in closed contract sales that has been increasing steadily as we move into Q2 2011.

"From January 2011 to end of April 2011 we have a back log of an additional $36 million or 92 projects where we have entered into various stages of LOI's or pre-engineering which are either awaiting PPA financing or passing pre-engineering. This process determines if there is any major construction or electrical upgrades necessary in order for the project to become viable. Although all the projects will not pass the engineering criteria or the client's financial profile will not meet the requirements set forth by CSS, we expect to close on at least 30%. These numbers represented above do not represent projects being developed prior to January 2011.  

"This brings our residential backlog to 73 homes exceeding $2.3 million within just 8 weeks of launching. Those are successful numbers for such a short period of time for a brand new program," said Ezra Green, CEO of Clear Skies Solar.

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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