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NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 13, 2009-- Piper Jaffray & Co. will host its Fourth Annual Clean Technology and Renewables Conference Feb. 19, 2009 in New York City. The conference will provide insight into upcoming technological advancements in the new energy economy from more than 65 leading public and private clean technology companies across the globe.

“While the environmental importance of clean technology remains at the forefront, the green economy has become even more critical as a driver of sustainable global economic growth, development, and energy security. The current economic crisis has given us an unprecedented opportunity to advance our nearly century-old energy infrastructure toward a new energy economy based on technological innovation led by the many pioneering companies presenting at our conference,” said Jesse Pichel, senior research analyst at Piper Jaffray. “Investors attending our conference will develop a deeper understanding and relationship with the most promising companies in solar, wind, smart grid, geothermal, energy efficiency and storage, water resources, alternative fuels and biomass, green materials, and electric vehicles.”

Piper Jaffray has identified numerous private companies that have emerged in the clean technology sector and this year will host a private company trade fair for 20 companies in the industry’s first “speed vetting” event. Companies will present business plans to investors in a highly efficient and energizing format.

Investors will also hear a keynote address by Reyad Fezzani, CEO of BP Global Wind and Solar, who will discuss, “The Future of Renewables: Emerging from Recession,” followed by a renewables policy update from Rhone Resch, president of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA). Additionally, the conference will feature company presentations from senior management, as well as one-on-one and group meetings.

Companies scheduled to present include:

Accelergy Corporation, ADA-ES Inc., American Superconductor Corporation, A-Power Energy Generation Systems, Limited, Applied Materials, Inc., Astec Industries, Inc., AVA Solar, Inc., BP Solar, Canadian Solar Inc., Capstone Turbine Corporation, Chicago Climate Exchange, Inc., China Wind Systems, Inc., Comverge, Inc., Cree, Inc., Deeya Energy, Echelon Corporation, Ecore International, EcoSynthetix Inc., EcoVoltz, Inc., EMCORE Corporation, Energy Conversion Devices, Inc., Energy Recovery, Inc., EnergySolutions, Inc., EnerNOC, Inc., EnerSys Inc., ESCO Technologies Inc., Evergreen Solar, Inc., ExRo Technologies Inc., FuelCell Energy, Inc., Global Solar Energy, Inc., Greenko Group, Gs Solar Co, Ltd., GT Solar International, Inc., HaloSource, Inc., Hansen Transmissions International, Heritage-Crystal Clean, Inc., Hoku Scientific, Inc., IBC Solar, Innovalight, Inc., JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd., LDK Solar Co., Ltd., Lime Energy Co., LSB Industries, Inc., Mellanox Technologies, Ltd., MEMC Electronic Materials, Inc., Miles Electric Vehicles, NanoH2O, Inc., OC Oerlikon Corporation, Pentair, Inc., Phoenix Solar, PowerGenix, Power-One, Inc., Premier Power Renewable Energy, Inc., Protonex Technology Corporation, Raser Technologies, Inc., ReneSola, Ltd., Renewable Energy Corp, Serious Materials Inc., Silver Spring Networks, Solar Energy Industries Association, Solar Power Inc., Solarfun Power Holdings Co., Ltd., Solaria Energia y Medio Ambiente, SOLON AG für Solartechnik, Spire Corporation, SunPower Corporation, Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd., Technology Partners, Tendril, Inc., Tetra Tech, Inc., Trilliant Incorporated, U.S. Geothermal Inc., Ultralife Corp., Wacker Chemie, Watsco, Incorporated, Watts Water Technologies, Inc., Xcel Energy, Inc., Xunlight Corporation, Yingli Green Energy Holding Company

Company and investor participation in the fourth annual Clean Technology and Renewables Conference is by invitation only. Clients interested in attending should contact their Piper Jaffray representative. Members of the media who would like to attend should contact Rob Litt at 612 303-8266 or rob.m.litt@pjc.com.

About Piper Jaffray

Piper Jaffray Companies (NYSE: PJC) is a leading, international middle market investment bank and institutional securities firm, serving the needs of middle market corporations, private equity groups, public entities, nonprofit clients and institutional investors. Founded in 1895, Piper Jaffray provides a comprehensive set of products and services, including equity and debt capital markets products; public finance services; mergers and acquisitions advisory services; high-yield and structured products; institutional equity and fixed-income sales and trading; and equity and high-yield research. With headquarters in Minneapolis, Piper Jaffray has 28 offices across the United States and international locations in London, Hong Kong and Shanghai. Piper Jaffray & Co. is the firm's principal operating subsidiary. (www.piperjaffray.com)

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