Friday, February 6, 2009

Yingli Green Energy Appoints New Chief Technology Officer

BAODING, China, Feb. 3 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- 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 the appointment of Dr. Dengyuan Song to the position of Chief Technology Officer. Dr. Song will oversee Yingli Green Energy's research and development initiatives, particularly the development of state-of-the-art and cost-competitive PV products as an integral part of the Company's overall business strategies. Dr. Song will replace Dr. Guoxiao Yao, who has resigned to pursue other interests.

Dr. Song has more than 27 years of experience in the research and development of solar cells, silicon materials, and semiconductor PV devices in both Australia and China, including nearly 10 years of research and development in silicon-based solar cells, polycrystalline silicon thin-film solar cells and third-generation solar cells at the ARC Photovoltaics Centre of Excellence at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. Prior to joining UNSW, Dr. Song served as a professor at Hebei University in China, where his teaching and research covered a broad spectrum of topics, including solar cells, silicon materials, photoelectric devices and automation engineering. Dr. Song has published and presented over 150 papers in scientific and technical journals and at various PV industry conferences.

''I am very pleased to welcome Dr. Song to the Yingli team,'' said Mr. Liansheng Miao, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Yingli Green Energy. ''We believe Dr. Song's deep industry knowledge and extensive technical expertise will contribute to our leadership in the renewable energy sector. We have always recognized the importance of improving yield rates, increasing cost savings and enhancing cell conversion efficiencies. We look forward to having Dr. Song lead our efforts in these areas while strengthening our focus on innovation and the creation of superior technology throughout the Company.''

''We greatly appreciate the contributions Dr. Yao made during his tenure at Yingli and we wish him the best in his future endeavors,'' Mr. Miao concluded.

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