Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Solar EnerTech Raises $21.4 Million in Private Placement

MENLO PARK, Calif., Jan. 15 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Solar EnerTech Corp. (the "Company") today announced that on January 11, 2008, the Company sold 24.3 million shares of its common stock and 24.3 million Series C Warrants to purchase shares of common stock for an aggregate purchase price of $21.4 million in a private placement offering to accredited investors. The exercise price of the warrants is $1.00 per share. The warrants are exercisable for a period of 5 years from the date of issuance of the warrants.

The Company intends to use the net proceeds from the offering for working capital and general corporate purposes, including the financing of its recent $21.8 million purchase order with Sky Solar and the installation of a second 25Mw production line.

This transaction is described in more detail in its Form 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on January 15, 2008.

About Solar EnerTech Corp.

The Company is a PV solar energy cell manufacturing enterprise based in Shanghai, China, where the Company has established a 42,000 square foot manufacturing plant in Shanghai's Jinqiao Modern Technology Park. Currently the facility is capable of producing 25Mw of solar cells from its existing production line. The Company plans to install a second 25Mw production line to better utilize the capacity of the plant and to meet expected future customer demand.

The Company has also established a Joint R&D Lab at Shanghai University to research and develop higher-efficiency cells and to put the results of that research to use in its manufacturing processes. Led by one of the industry's top scientists, the Company expects its R&D program to help bring the Company to the forefront of advanced solar technology research and production. The Company also has a marketing, purchasing and distribution arm in Northern California's Silicon Valley.

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