LAKE ELSINORE, CA--(Marketwire - Feb 19, 2013) - IDS Solar Technologies, Inc. (OTCQB: IDST) announces the appointment of Randy Sindelar as Vice President, Research and Development, charged with overseeing product strategy and development, and implementation of the Company's product roadmap and design optimization for all markets.

An authority in battery management and advanced material charging and energy storage, Sindelar most recently served as Senior Research Engineer at Flux Power, a leading developer of advanced energy storage solutions. As a development executive at ReliOn, Inc., he designed power conditioning and controls for fuel cell systems used as power backup for the telecom industry. While at General Atomics Aeronautical Systems he served on the development team for the Hellfire and Stinger missile systems for use on Predator aircraft.

"Randy's experience in commercializing advanced power storage solutions will deliver products that are lighter, safer, more controllable and cleaner, differentiating us from the rest of the portable power field, and will help us build market-share more rapidly," stated Bruce Knoblich, CEO. "His skills are a good fit with our need for superior technical and product design."

About IDS Solar Technologies, Inc.
IDS Solar Technologies is a GIIRS-rated, developer, designer, manufacturer and seller of portable, solar power generators for use by consumers, industry, government, and emergency management relief efforts worldwide. Advantages of solar-based over fossil-fuel portable power include lower operational cost, superior reliability, greater sustainability, and expanded utility due to zero exhaust and quiet operation.

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