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WGL Holdings, Inc. Commits To Purchasing Up To $50 Million Of Residential Solar Electric And Solar Water Heating Projects From EchoFirst Inc.

With previously announced arrangements with American Solar Direct and Skyline Innovations, as well as the offerings of its subsidiary Washington Gas Energy Systems, WGL Holdings offers both solar photovoltaic and solar thermal solutions to both residential and commercial customers.

Headquartered in Washington, D.C., WGL Holdings, Inc. has four operating segments: (i) the regulated utility segment, which primarily consists of Washington Gas Light Company, a natural gas utility that serves over one million customers throughout metropolitan Washington, D.C., and the surrounding region; (ii) the retail energy-marketing segment which consists of Washington Gas Energy Services, Inc., a third-party marketer that competitively sells natural gas and electricity; (iii) the commercial energy systems segment, which consists of Washington Gas Energy Systems, Inc., a provider of energy efficiency solutions to government and commercial clients and (iv) the wholesale energy solutions segment, which consists of Capitol Energy Ventures Corp., a non-utility asset optimization business.

Additional information about WGL Holdings, Inc. is available on its website, wglholdings.com. Go to washingtongas.com for more information about Washington Gas Light Company.

EchoFirst Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets the Echo solar system. Echo supplements conventional solar electric PV panels with a unique solar thermal technology that captures the heat from the PV panels. Echo generates not only electricity, but also thermal energy for water heating. EchoFirst headquarters are in Fremont, Calif. For more information, please visit www.echofirst.com.

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