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SolarWorld sponsors "Live Earth" broadcast

Bonn - SolarWorld AG is committing itself as a sponsor to the broadcast of the "Live Earth" concerts on German television on the 7th July, 2007. "The concert initiated by the former US Vice President Al Gore is an excellent opportunity to raise worldwide attention for the need of global climate protection.", says Dipl.-Ing. Frank H. Asbeck, Chairman and CEO of SolarWorld AG. "With our sponsoring we want to make a contribution to enabling German television viewers to watch this so far biggest public event in support of the protection of the climate." The charity concerts in which 100 artists and groups will participate without a fee in major cities around the world on Saturday will be shown on German television by ProSieben (starting at 5.00 p.m.) and N 24 (starting at 5.00 a.m.).

A whole host of ethical engagements

"From our point of view working for the effective protection of the climate is part and parcel of entrepreneurial responsibility.", explains Frank Asbeck the corporate philosophy of SolarWorld AG. "Our sponsoring for 'Live Earth' is part of this engagement which also includes activities like our support for the planned international rainforest exhibition in Bonn's Museum Koenig. Our objective is the preservation of creation." Under the brand name Solar2World the SolarWorld Group also makes a contribution to spreading solar technology by way of ethically motivated projects in developing countries in order to give people in those countries access to clean electrical energy for the first time. SolarWorld CEO Frank Asbeck: "Economic development and climate protection go hand in hand with renewable energy."

SolarWorld Real Value

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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