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SolarWorld to showcase innovation, future and past, at Intersolar

In San Francisco next week, the U.S. solar-industry pioneer unveils digital monitoring and 240-watt panel, while celebrating leadership of 30-year factory and industry veteran

HILLSBORO, Ore., July 7, 2010 – SolarWorld will show off its contributions to the next advances and historical development of U.S. solar-panel manufacturing – on the rooftop, in the factory and now on the Internet – at the Intersolar trade show in San Francisco beginning Tuesday.

The company, the largest and most experienced U.S. manufacturer of solar technology, will unveil its Suntrol digital system to collect, log and display the power-generation performance of a Sunmodule solar panel system. The technologies will enable buyers of SolarWorld’s highly rated solar technology to closely watch current and total electricity yields and CO2 savings by tying together a data logger, monitor and Internet portal. Using a free software application, owners can even keep track from a PC, cell phone or iPod.

SolarWorld also will introduce its 240-watt standard Sunmodule solar panel. Continuous production process improvements culminating at the company’s historical mainstay – and now fully automated – manufacturing plant in Camarillo have added 10 watts of power-generation capacity to the product standard since Jan. 1.

Visitors to SolarWorld’s booth at Intersolar will have a chance to congratulate Raju Yenamandra on this summer’s 30th anniversary of his work as an industry pioneer at the plant. Mr. Yenamandra went to work in Camarillo in June 1980, after earning a master’s degree in engineering with a concentration on solar at Florida Institute of Technology in the late 1970s, just as industry-scale manufacturing was gaining traction.

Now vice president of U.S. sales, Mr. Yenamandra is among the 10 most veteran employees at the plant, one of three that the company operates in the United States. SolarWorld also is culminating a 500-megawatt-capacity, 1,000-employee ramp of its plant in Hillsboro.

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. 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 publicly traded on the stock market since 1999. For more information, visit www.solarworld-usa.com.

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Devon Cichoski
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