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SolarWorld will supply 65 MW of solar panels to Panasonic projects in Oregon

Contract is SolarWorld’s largest for a single project

HILLSBORO, Ore., Sept. 22, 2015 – SolarWorld – the largest U.S. crystalline silicon solar manufacturer for 40 years, with well over 1 gigawatts of annual production capacity to its name – announced today that the company and Panasonic Eco Solutions in North America (Panasonic) have signed an agreement for SolarWorld to supply 65 megawatts of the company’s high-efficiency, 72-cell solar panels for a portfolio of individual projects that will total 65 MW planned in remote southeast Oregon. The contract, to be fulfilled in 2016, encompasses the largest project supply order in the company’s history.

Terms of the agreement were reached at Solar Power International, the largest annual solar-industry trade show in the Americas, this month at the Anaheim (Calif.) Convention Center. Panasonic will construct, operate and maintain the facilities in a Malheur County Rural Renewable Energy Development Zone. The portfolio is owned by Coronal Group LLC, which developed the projects within the Coronal-Panasonic platform.

“This agreement once again demonstrates the value that SolarWorld’s technology holds for owner-operators who depend on the enduring reliability and performance of its products,” said Ardes Johnson, U.S. vice president for sales and marketing of SolarWorld. “As a major world producer with headquarters for the Americas located in Oregon, our success in securing this agreement shows that we are fulfilling Oregon’s faith in our company to compete on value amid fierce international competition while growing the Oregon economy.”

The agreement comes in the 40th anniversary of the company’s U.S. industrial lineage. As a group of companies, SolarWorld has supplied a 50-megawatt contract at an undisclosed location in Central Asia. In the Americas, the company supplied a 33-megawatt project in southeast Ontario, Canada. Moreover, SolarWorld is actively delivering solar panels for multiple large projects across the United States.

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SolarWorld Americas Inc., the largest U.S. crystalline-silicon solar manufacturer for more than 42 years, produces and sells high-tech solar power solutions and, in doing so, contributes to a cleaner energy supply throughout the Americas. The company maintains 430 megawatts of annual capacity to produce solar cells and 550 MW of capacity to manufacture solar modules.  The company’s brand stands for a proven track record of quality and reliability, and SolarWorld is the only producer whose industrial lineage has outlived its products’ 25- and 30-year performance guarantees. SolarWorld upholds high social standards and commits itself to resource- and energy-efficient production. With its program Solar2World, the company supports the expansion of solar power in developing countries in Latin America. Connect with SolarWorld on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and www.solarworld-usa.com.

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