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SolarWorld: Solar Power Plant for People on the Go

Group presents mobile charging device SunCharger at the GSMA Mobile World Congress 2011 in Barcelona


In February SolarWorld AG will present the solar charging device SunCharger at one of the world’s largest mobile radio exhibitions. With this new and aesthetically appealing product the solar power group makes it possible to recharge mobile telephones reliably – also far away from the mains. The SunCharger combines the mains unit, the rechargeable battery and the solar cell rolled into one and offers three possibilities of charging the mobile phone: The phone either draws the electricity from the mains, gets the stored energy from the battery or is directly charged by solar power. With this SunCharger SolarWorld AG expands its product range for small everyday applications thus striving for higher brand awareness in additional target groups.

“The SolarWorld SunCharger is the small-format solar power plant that shows what solar power can make possible: generating your own electricity independently and everywhere for your own personal needs,” says Dr.-Ing. E. h. Frank Asbeck, Chairman and CEO of SolarWorld AG. “And if there is no wall socket available the solar cell and the battery provide a safe and clean power supply.”

SunCharger will be presented for the first time at the GSMA Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, from 14 to 17 February 2011. The charging device has the size of an iPhone and is equipped with mono-crystalline high performance cells that convert sunlight into power. The device is designed as a slider so that the solar cell area can be doubled if necessary. In direct sun radiation the integrated solar cell can generate enough electricity for a full charge. The SunCharger meets the criteria of the new EU directive for mobile phones so it offers a high level of compatibility.

About SolarWorld AG:

The SolarWorld AG Group (ISIN: DE0005108401) is a worldwide leader in offering brand-name, high quality, crystalline solar-power technology. Its strength is its fully integrated solar production. From silicon as the raw material through wafers, cells and modules all the way to turn-key solar systems of all sizes, the group combines all stages of the solar value chain. The central business activity is selling quality modules into the installation and distribution trades and crystalline wafers to the international solar cell industry. Group headquarters are located in Bonn, Germany. The group´s largest production facilities operate in Freiberg, Germany and Hillsboro in the U.S. State of Oregon. Sustainability is the basis of the group strategy. Under the name Solar2World, the group supports care projects using off-grid solar-power solutions in developing countries, exemplifying sustainable economic development. Worldwide, SolarWorld employs about 3,300 people. SolarWorld AG has been quoted on the stock exchange since 1999 and today is listed on, among others, the TecDAX, ÖkoDAX, Dow Jones STOXX 600 as well as in the sustainability index NAI.

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