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SolarWorld AG Pushes Ahead Efficiency Development

New Products at World’s Largest Solar Fair Intersolar


For SolarWorld AG the sustainable further development of solar power technology is one of the basic premises of its business. This is also demonstrated by the world’s leading solar technology provider at the world’s largest solar technology exhibition Intersolar which will take place in Munich from 12 to 14 June 2008. Efficiency improvements, technological optimizations and increased user friendliness are at the focus of the product innovations presented by SolarWorld AG. Efficiency, Technology and User Friendliness The SolarWorld AG engineers have designed the innovative flat roof assembly system Suntub for the installation of photovoltaic modules on flat roofs. The systems can be installed without interfering with the sensitive skin of the roof and receive their stability from being weighed down by walkway slabs or gravel and by way of a simple connection among each other. The optimally arched shape of the Suntub additionally creates the necessary space for the best possible ventilation of the solar modules. With the new, elegantly designed visual display Suntrol SolarWorld AG is banking on technology, design and user friendliness. The Suntrol gives solar power plant operators a precise overview of the yield of their solar plants at all times. The display permanently shows the current power output, total output as well as the CO2 savings of the solar plant. In this way the sustainable benefit of the solar power unit will immediately become clear to every observer. The product innovations also include the Suntrac tracking system designed for large-scale open air installations that automatically orients itself towards the sun. The astronomic tracking with optional sensor support makes sure that the angle of incidence of the sunlight remains constant throughout the day. The SolarWorld Suntrac system is also capable of using diffuse light incidence. The efficient Suntracs increase the solar power yield by 35 per cent in comparison with immobile systems. The SolarWorld Group will present itself in a new design on the occasion of its appearance at the Munich fair. With an exhibition space of 270 square meters its presence is larger than ever before. 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 Germany Contact Investor Relations: Tel.-Nr.: 0228/55920-470 Contact Press: Tel.-Nr.: 0228/55920-459 Fax-Nr.: 0228/55920-9470 E-Mail: placement(at) Internet:


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