Thursday, April 3, 2008

Linuo Paradigma Exports Solar Water Heater Production Line to Cuba

March 27 2008 Linuo Paradigma signed the solar water heater production line export agreement with Cuba client.

It is the first time for Chinese solar water heater manufacturer to export the production line, and Linuo Paradigma will offer the full training service also.

At present there are several thousands of solar water heater manufacturers in China, most of the manufacturers do not have advanced production technologies, and their solar water heaters are very cheap, and the quality is not good at all.

Many solar water heater manufacturers are trying to sell their products abroad, but they are not good at international marketing, and many companies just OEM their products to international clients. There is a long way for Chinese solar water heater manufacturers to build international brand and get widely recognized in international market.

LDK Solar Signs a Ten-Year Wafer Supply Agreement With Moser Baer Photo Voltaic Ltd

XINYU CITY, China and SUNNYVALE, Calif., April 2, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- LDK Solar Co., Ltd. , a leading manufacturer of multicrystalline solar wafers, today announced that it has signed a ten-year contract which is a blend of "Take or Pay" linked with market-based pricing to supply multicrystalline solar wafers to India-based Moser Baer Photo Voltaic Limited (MBPV), a subsidiary of Moser Baer India Limited (MBI).

Under the terms of the agreement, LDK Solar will deliver 640 MW of multicrystalline solar wafers to MBPV over a ten-year period commencing in mid 2008 through 2017. MBPV will make a suitable advance payment reflecting the contract value to LDK Solar.

"The supply agreement with Moser Baer reflects the strong interest we continue to encounter for our high quality solar wafers," stated Xiaofeng Peng, Chairman and CEO. "We are excited to extend our business into an emerging market such as India, as we continue to diversify our market coverage and grow our customer list."

"We are very pleased to enter into this mutually equitable agreement with LDK Solar to secure quality solar wafers," commented Ravi Khanna, Chief Executive, Moser Baer Photo Voltaic Limited. "We look forward to a long-term relationship with LDK Solar as we work towards rapidly increasing our scale of operations and capacity to assume leadership position."

About LDK Solar

LDK Solar Co., Ltd. is a leading manufacturer of multicrystalline solar wafers, which are the principal raw material used to produce solar cells. LDK sells multicrystalline wafers globally to manufacturers of photovoltaic products, including solar cells and solar modules. In addition, the Company provides wafer processing services to monocrystalline and multicrystalline solar cell and module manufacturers. LDK's headquarters and manufacturing facilities are located in Hi-Tech Industrial Park, Xinyu City, Jiangxi province in the People's Republic of China. The Company's office in the United States is located in Sunnyvale, California.

About Moser Baer Photo Voltaic Ltd.

Moser Baer Photo Voltaic incorporated in New Delhi, a wholly owned subsidiary of Moser Baer India Ltd, in the business of photovoltaic (PV) cells and modules. MBPV plans to manufacture solar cells and modules by straddling multiple technologies including crystalline silicon, concentration, nano technology and thin films. The manufacturing facilities are housed in a renewable energy SEZ at Greater Noida. Website :

The parent company Moser Baer India Limited is the second largest manufacturer of optical storage media in the world and has business interests in Solar Energy, Entertainment and IT Peripherals & Consumer Electronics. MBIL reported revenues of almost Rs 2,000 cr in FY07. Please also see;

Trina Solar Signs Long Term Supply Agreement with GCL Silicon Technology

CHANGZHOU, China, April 2, 2008, 2008 /Xinhua-PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Trina Solar Limited (''Trina Solar'' or the ''Company''), a leading integrated manufacturer of solar photovoltaic products from the production of ingots, wafers and cells to the assembly of PV modules, founded in 1997, today announced that the Company has signed a long-term polysilicon supply agreement with a subsidiary of GCL Silicon Technology Holdings Ltd. (collectively, ''GCL Silicon Technology'').

Under this agreement, GCL Silicon Technology will supply Trina Solar with virgin polysilicon sufficient to produce approximately 2,600 MW of solar modules in aggregate over eight years. Delivery of polysilicon at predetermined prices will start in April of 2008.

''This agreement represents a key component of our strategy to secure sufficient feedstock to support our sales growth. Combined with our other long-term agreements, planned in-house polysilicon production, and integrated manufacturing cost efficiencies, we believe we are in a strong position to expand our margins in the long term as the cost of solar energy approaches grid parity," said Jifan Gao, Trina Solar's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "This eight-year agreement will provide Trina Solar with a large quantity of polysilicon at favorable terms with delivery scheduled to commence this month."

"We are pleased to become a polysilicon supplier to Trina Solar and look forward to developing a close relationship with them," said Hunter Jiang, President of GCL Silicon Technology. "GCL Silicon Technology intends to expand its polysilicon production capacity to meet the growing demands of customers like Trina Solar.''

This long-term polysilicon supply agreement will enhance the Company's raw material supplies and increase its cost structure visibility to strengthen its position as a leading global PV manufacturer. After signing this agreement and together with other polysilicon supply agreements, the Company has now secured approximately 95% of its estimated silicon feedstock requirements for 2008, an equivalent of approximately 195 MW based on a production target of 200 to 210 MW of module output.

About Trina Solar Limited

Trina Solar Limited, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Changzhou Trina Solar Energy Co. Ltd, is a well recognized manufacturer of high quality modules and has a long history as a solar PV pioneer since it was founded in 1997 as a system installation company. Trina Solar is currently one of the few PV manufacturers that has developed a vertically integrated business model from the production of monocrystalline and multicrystalline ingots, wafers and cells to the assembly of high quality modules. This integrated value chain helps to ensure that high quality products can be delivered to its end customers around the globe, including a number of European countries, such as Germany, Spain and Italy. Trina Solar's solar modules provide reliable and environmentally-friendly electric power for residential, commercial, industrial and other applications worldwide. For further information, please visit Trina Solar's website at .

About GCL Silicon Technology

GCL Silicon Technology Holdings Limited, through its subsidiary Jiangsu Zhongneng Polysilicon Technology Development Co., Ltd., sells polysilicon and wafers to the solar industry. The company operates a polysilicon production facility in Xuzhou, Jiangsu Province in China.

Suntech to Supply 4MW of Modules to Leading Italian PV System Developer Enerray

SAN FRANCISCO, April 2, 2008, 2008 /Xinhua-PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd. one of the world's leading manufacturers of photovoltaic cells and modules, today announced a 4MW module supply agreement with Enerray, an Italian designer, developer and manager of photovoltaic systems. The Suntech modules will be installed by Enerray in PV systems for the rooftops of large Italian industrial complexes.

"The Italian government's proven commitment to renewable energy has fueled significant solar market growth in the region. Suntech is resolute in supporting utilization of renewable energy resources through the supply of high quality and reliable solar products to European PV system providers such as Enerray," said Jerry Stokes, President of Suntech Europe.

Italy is an avid supporter of the solar industry with attractive feed-in-tariffs of EUR0.36/kWh for ground-mounted PV systems and EUR0.44/kWh for buildings integrated PV systems. The current government regulations have set the total feed-in-tariff program cap to 1.2GW before a re-evaluation of the solar program.

"We are experiencing significant demand for the deployment of commercial rooftop solar systems," said Dr. Eng. Marco Ghirardello, Chief Executive Officer of Enerray. "As one of Italy's leading installers of photovoltaic systems, we have chosen to partner with the well respected Suntech brand to bring their superior quality solar products to key projects in high commerce cities across Italy."

Europe is currently the largest regional market for solar photovoltaic systems with countries such as Germany, Spain and Italy experiencing rapid annual growth. In order to better serve customers in the region, Suntech has recently established local sales and service centers in Germany and Spain and plans to continue to expand its European network by establishing offices in Italy and Greece over the next 12 months.

About Enerray

Enerray is a company that designs, develops and manages photovoltaic systems of medium and large size. Thanks to its design and business network located in the most important Italian cities, Enerray operates throughout the whole of the Italian territory. The economies of scale that Enerray has obtained with its projects make it competitive also in the supply of modules, inverters and other components to installers of photovoltaic systems. For more information, please visit .

About Suntech

Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd. is a world leading solar energy company as measured by both production output and capacity of solar cells and modules. Suntech is passionate about improving the environment we live in and dedicated to developing advanced solar solutions that enable sustainable development. Suntech designs, develops, manufactures, and markets a variety of high quality, cost effective and environmentally friendly solar products for electric power applications in the residential, commercial, industrial, and public utility sectors. Suntech offers one of the broadest ranges of building integrated photovoltaic products under the MSK product line. Suntech has sales offices worldwide and is a market share leader in key global solar markets. For more information, please visit .

ET Solar Group Announces 6.6MW Module (for Rooftop Trackers) Sales to a Leading Italian Energy Equipment Provider

NANJING, China, April 2, 2008 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- ET Solar Group Corp. ("ET Solar"), a Nanjing-based integrated manufacturer of photovoltaic products including ingot, wafer, module, and state-of-the-art dual-axis tracking systems with manufacturing facilities located in Taizhou, China, announced today a 6.6MW module sales contract with a leading Italian energy equipment provider.

Under the contract, ET Solar will ship a total of 6.6MW modules to be mounted on rooftop, single-axis trackers between second quarter of 2008 and first quarter of 2009. With ET Solar being a joint producer, these trackers are designed to operate on both residential and commercial rooftops and can generate 15-20% more power than the fixed tilt arrays, achieving lower unit cost on both per watt and per kilo watt hour basis.

Commenting on the news, Xinghua Wang, chairman of ET Solar said, "The transaction is another solid execution of ET Solar's diversification driven sales and marketing strategy from both geographical and customer segmentation perspectives. In particular, ET Solar is very honored to be a significant business partner with one of Europe's largest energy equipment providers and also a premier household name in Italy. We see the Italian PV market as a new engine for global PV market growth. With this transaction, ET Solar is very well positioned to expand our presence and be a significant contributor in this market."

About ET Solar:

ET Solar is an integrated solar component manufacturer. Headquartered in Nanjing, China, ET Solar has two manufacturing facilities in Taizhou, China. The Company's diversified products range from mono crystalline ingot, mono and multi crystalline silicon wafer, module, dual-axis tracker systems and BIVP products. ET Solar has been implementing sales through a combination of extensive direct sales and global distribution. Marketing and after-sales services throughout the United States, Germany, Italy and Spain ensure our products are readily accessible in world's major solar markets. With a genuine effort to supply our customers with tailor-made modules for specific customer requirements, ET Solar provides pro-active solutions for everyone's solar energy needs.