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Photovoltaic Test Winner SolarWorld

„Roof Top Savings Bank“ with Top Yield


SolarWorld AG came first in the most recent quality study of the Photon trade journal. In a long-term test the solar power modules made by SolarWorld AG produced more electricity than all competitive products and thus came out top in the test. “This confirms our focus on quality and efficiency”, says Dipl.-Ing. Frank H. Asbeck, the delighted Chairman and CEO of the test winner. “Our customers can rely on the fact that with the SolarWorld AG products the yield from their solar roof is right. Especially at times of a financial crisis such a savings bank on the roof is a sound and sustainable capital investment.“

Efficiency for schools

According to the plans of the company efficient solar power technology is to be brought into schools. As a back-up to the government’s economic stimulus package SolarWorld AG is offering schools a solar construction bonus of 2,500 EUR for the installation of a solar power plant. In addition, the company will make available to the schools demonstration displays and teaching materials on photovoltaic technology free of charge. “The funds from the economic stimulus plan must be invested in a future-oriented way”, demands Frank Asbeck. “To this end education and energy generation are the ideal combination”. The solar construction bonus will be granted to fitters/plumbers who after being awarded a tender by a school install a SolarWorld system with an output of at least 10 Kilowatt peak.

The SolarWorld products are not only among the most efficient ones but also among the most sustainable ones in the industry. At the end of last year the SolarWorld Group received the German Sustainability Award 2008 for the most sustainable production in Germany.

About SolarWorld AG

The SolarWorld AG group of companies (ISIN: DE0005108401) is a world leader in high quality solar power technology. The company is involved at all levels of the solar value chain and combines all activities of the solar industry from silicon as the raw material to turn-key solar power systems. SolarWorld AG is represented in all the world’s solar growth markets. The group is exclusively dedicated to its core business of photovoltaic power generation operating production facilities in Germany, USA and South Korea. They in turn supply the SolarWorld AG sales offices in Germany, Spain, USA, South Africa and Singapore. The central element of the business in addition to the sale of turn-key solar systems and solar modules to the trade is the distribution of solar silicon wafers to the international solar cell industry. Apart from grid-coupled (on-grid) products the SolarWorld Group also sells off-grid solar power solutions that make an important contribution to the sustainable economic development of threshold and developing countries. Under the name Solar2World the group has pooled its ethical commitment to solar power especially in developing countries.

SolarWorld AG employs 2,254 people worldwide. At the stock market the company is listed among others in the technology index TecDAX, in the ÖkoDAX, in the Dow Jones STOXX 600, in the international MSCI index as well as in the sustainability indices DAXglobal Alternative Energy and NAI.

SolarWorld Press contact

SolarWorld AG

Martin-Luther-King-Straße 24
53175 Bonn

Contact Investor Relations: Phone: 0228/55920-470
Contact Press: Phone: 0228/55920-459
Fax: 0228/55920-9470

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