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SolarWorld Group again reports double digit growth in second quarter/EBIT climbs by 32 percent to $68 million

Bonn/Camarillo, August 2, 2007 - In the second quarter of 2007, the German-American solar technology company SolarWorld Group increased sales and earnings in the double digit range. Group sales rose to $247 (previous year: $138.5) million in the second quarter and to $428.6 (previous year: $252.3) million in the first half of the year. Earnings before interest and tax (EBIT) went up by 32 percent to $67.9 (previous year: $51.5) million from April through June and to $115.9 (previous year: $88.2) million in the first half of the year.

In comparison with the first quarter of the year the quarterly profit rose by 25 percent to $36.6 million. In the first half of 2007, the annual surplus increased to $65.9 (previous year: $54.8) million. For the full year the target is - very much like in the first half of the year - to exceed the growth forecast of 20 percent. Also on the basis of the adjusted results for 2006 (EBIT: $161.3 million), SolarWorld Group is again expecting growth in operating profit of 20 percent.

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SolarWorld manufactures and sells solar power solutions and in doing so contributes to a cleaner energy supply worldwide. As the largest solar producer in the United States and Europe, SolarWorld employs about 3,200 people and carries out production in Hillsboro, Ore., and Freiberg and Arnstadt, Germany. From the raw material silicon to solar wafers, cells and panels, SolarWorld manages all stages of production ‒ including its own research and development. Through an international distribution network with locations in the United States, Europe, Singapore and South Africa, SolarWorld supplies customers all over the world. The company maintains high social standards at all locations across the globe and is committed to resource- and energy-efficient production. Headquartered in Bonn, Germany, SolarWorld was founded in 1998 and has been publically traded on the stock market since 1999. For more information, visit www.solarworld-usa.com.

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Devon Cichoski
Media relations manager
SolarWorld Industries America
4650 Adohr Lane
Camarillo, CA 93012
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Office: 805-388-6388
devon.cichoski(at)solarworld-usa.com