Thursday, May 15, 2008

Yingli Green Energy Signs Sales Contract with IBC Solar AG

Thursday, May. 08, 2008

BAODING, China — Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited (NYSE: YGE) ("Yingli Green Energy" or the "Company"), one of the world's leading vertically integrated photovoltaic ("PV") product manufacturers, today announced that it has entered into a sales contract with IBC Solar AG ("IBC"), one of the leading specialists in PV systems worldwide. Under the terms of the contract, Yingli Green Energy is expected to supply a minimum of 35 MW of PV modules to IBC from May 2008 to December 2008. In addition, IBC has an option to purchase a maximum of another 45 MW of PV modules from Yingli Green Energy in 2009.

"I believe this contract will further support the cooperation and deepen the relationship between our two companies," commented Thomas C. Sauer, CEO of IBC. "Yingli Green Energy's top quality products, brand name and solid track record have been a major reason behind our purchases from them in the past, and now we are pleased to significantly expand our relationship in the future."

"I am very pleased to announce this important contract which represents another milestone in our ongoing relationship with IBC," commented Mr. Liansheng Miao, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Yingli Green Energy. "I believe this sales contract marks our continued success in expanding in Germany, which is one of the most important PV markets in the world, and further demonstrates that our product quality and brand name have been recognized by one of the leading PV system specialists in the market. In addition, IBC's broad reach makes them a particularly desirable partner. We remain deeply committed to solidifying our established customer relationships and we continue our efforts to promote our quality products and brand name to both existing and potential customers. I believe our efforts will further strengthen our position as one of the world's leading vertically integrated PV product manufacturers."


IBC SOLAR AG was founded in 1982 and since then has been active exclusively in the photovoltaic sector. Headquartered in Bavaria, the company was recognised as one of the 50 fastest growing companies in Bavaria in 2006. The IBC group and its subsidiaries in Europe, Asia and America provide markets worldwide with high performance photovoltaic systems of all sizes, from house roofs to major turnkey solar projects.

About Yingli Green Energy

Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited is one of the world's leading vertically integrated PV product manufacturers. Through the Company's principal operating subsidiary in China, Baoding Tianwei Yingli New Energy Resources Co., Ltd., Yingli Green Energy designs, manufactures and sells PV modules and designs, assembles, sells and installs PV systems that are connected to an electricity transmission grid or those that operate on a stand-alone basis. With 200 MW of total annual production capacity in each of polysilicon ingots and wafers, PV cells and PV modules, Yingli Green Energy is currently one of the largest manufacturers of PV products in the world as measured by annual production capacity. Additionally, Yingli Green Energy is one of the limited numbers of large-scale PV companies in the world to have adopted vertical integration as its business model. Yingli Green Energy currently plans to gradually expand annual production capacity of polysilicon ingots and wafers, PV cells and PV modules to 400 MW by the end of 2008 and to 600 MW by the end of 2009. Yingli Green Energy sells PV modules under its own brand name, Yingli Solar, to PV system integrators and distributors located in various markets around the world, including Germany, Spain, Italy, China and the United States. For more information, please visit

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