SolarWorld finishes No. 1 – again – in energy-productivity test
Hillsboro, Ore., Feb. 10, 2010
– For the second year in a row, SolarWorld’s solar power technology has demonstrated the highest electricity production performance in the world’s only independent, industrywide test, staged annually by Photon magazine.
SolarWorld’s modules have generated more electricity than all competitive products for each watt of capacity installed in Photon tests in both 2009 and 2008. In comparison with other modules, the SolarWorld products produced up to 12 percent more power in 2009.
Only Photon, which is releasing its results in its February edition, conducts such yield tests under scientifically controlled conditions. The test results offer an objective basis for selection to renewable-energy consumers who must choose among a wide variety of modules available in the marketplace.
The tests were completed on SolarWorld modules produced in Europe. The company, the biggest and most experienced U.S. solar technology manufacturer, makes its American products using the same stringent quality standards and fully automated, vertically integrated production entirely within the United States.
“The test results emphatically underline our top position in the international market,” says Frank H. Asbeck, chairman and CEO of SolarWorld AG. “We feel they confirm our strategy of only producing at sites that offer the highest quality, environmental and social standards – a guarantee for top quality made by SolarWorld.”
About SolarWorld AG
SolarWorld AG manufactures solar power systems and in doing so contributes to a cleaner energy supply worldwide. The company, located in Bonn, employs approximately 2,500 people and carries out production in Freiberg, Germany, and Hillsboro, Ore. From raw material silicon to the solar module, SolarWorld manages all stages of production ‒ including its own research and development. Through an international distribution network, SolarWorld supplies customers all over the world with solar modules and complete systems. The company maintains high social standards at all locations across the globe, and has committed itself to resource- and energy-efficient production. SolarWorld has been publicly traded on the stock market since 1999. More information at www.solarworld-usa.com
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