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• Cooperation agreement extended to include the years 2010 and 2011• Plans for photovoltaic projects with a volume of around EUR 100 millionSulzemoos 04.06.2009 / Phoenix Solar Energy Investments AG, a wholly owned subsidiary of Phoenix Solar AG (ISIN DE000A0BVU93), a leading photovoltaic system integrator listed on the TecDAX,{pagebreak} signed a cooperation agreement for another two years with Trier-based Bürgerservice GmbH on 28 May 2009 at the Intersolar trade fair in Munich. The contractual content is the project development of photovoltaic power plants with a volume totalling some EUR 100 million in the years 2010 and 2011.Burgerservice's task in this cooperation is to develop large photovoltaic projects initially in Germany, with the focus on Trier and its environs, and in France. The projects, developed through to the construction commencement stage, are to be offered exclusively to Phoenix Solar. Upon successful acceptance, Phoenix Solar will offer the solar parks to financial investors and build them in its capacity as general contractor. Once they have been commissioned, Phoenix Solar will take over the operation and remote monitoring of the plants for the buyer. Bürgerservice will be responsible for site maintenance and local technical support.Phoenix Solar and Burgerservice have already successfully completed a number of projects. In February 2008, the two contractual partners signed their first cooperation agreement on the project development of

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Trina Solar, a leading integrated manufacturer of solar photovoltaic products from the production of ingots, wafers and cells to the assembly of PV modules, today announced the planned establishment of a warehouse operation in The Port of Oakland, California.The warehouse is strategically located in California, which in 2008 had a total of 530MW of the estimated 800MW of grid tied PV capacity(1) in the United States.{pagebreak}With planned service to begin in June of 2009, the warehouse is expected to strengthen Trina Solar's distribution network in North America by allowing us to respond more swiftly to customer delivery requests."We are pleased to announce the establishment of our first warehouse in North America, which will help to accommodate the growing demand for our products, pursue new relationships and better serve our customers," said Arturo Herrero, Trina Solar's Vice President of Sales & Marketing. "In addition, we view the outlook for PV installations in the United States as positive given the national promotion of a green economy to secure energy independence and create green jobs."(1) Solar Energy Industries Association, 'US Solar Industry Year in Review 2008'About Trina Solar LimitedTrina Solar Limited (NYSE: TSL - News), through its wholly-owned subsidiary Changzhou Trina Solar Energy

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* Both companies, who form part of the OPDE Group, will supply fixed structures, trackers, modules and invertors for solar photovoltaic plants located in the regions of Puglia (Italy, 10.5 MW); Kilikis (Greece, 1 MW) and Valladolid (Spain, 2.5 MW).* MECASOLAR confirm the excellent reception on the national and international market for its new fixed and seasonal 1-axis azimuth trackers,{pagebreak}which were launched this May. With only two products they have reached a volume of orders in the three countries amounting to €4 million.* PROINSO will supply modules and invertors for these projects, as well as fixed structures and MECASOLAR trackers which will be distributed exclusively.* Orders for Italy and Greece were placed after the involvement of MECASOLAR and PROINSO at the recently held Solarexpo fair held in Verona, Italy. This international presence will be soon strengthened by their participation at the INTERSOLAR fair, to be held in Munich from 27 to May 29.* The OPDE Group are making a clear commitment to internationalization and, according to their estimates, 50% of sales figures and turnover in 2010 will have their origin in overseas markets, mainly Italy, Greece and United States.May 25, 2009 .- MECASOLAR and PROINSO who form part of

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With a total output of one megawatt the solar power plant on the former ordnance depot is one of the largest in Franconia. Twenty-seven inverters made by the Swiss manufacturer Sputnik Engineering AG turn the power generated by the 5,700 solar modules into the alternating current used on the grid.{pagebreak}The solar modules generate roughly one million kilowatts annually, enough to power 400 households. On the 16 May, the system supplier Sunflower and the inverter maker Sputnik Engineering introduced this showpiece to the general public. After the ceremonial opening speech, Sunflow presented its newly developed tracking system that boosts the yield from solar power plants by as much as 30 percent. "We have developed this system in cooperation with the Amberg-Weiden University especially for industrial roofs," explained Sunflow CEO Stephan Riß. In the case of these roofs, you have to take into account their varying static and design characteristics. Because the roofs are very light they cannot support heavy loads. Moreover, the sun sail must not be too large, so that it cannot be damaged by the wind. "We have built a light-weight but stable system," according to Riß. A test plant will go into operation this month at the Amberg-Weiden

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Exhibition Triples Growth In Just One YearIntersolar North America, the most diverse global business-to-business exhibition in the United States dedicated to the transformation of the solar marketplace, today announced that growing demand in booth sales has prompted organizers to open another floor, tripling the size of last year's exhibition and bringing the 2009 total floor space to approximately 120,000 net square feet.{pagebreak}Intersolar North America 2009 now expects to accommodate around 500 exhibitors. Currently more than 370 exhibitors from 20 countries worldwide are confirmed to exhibit with 15,000 expected attendees anticipated at this year's event, co-located with SEMICON West, in San Francisco on July 14-16."Solar is a complex global market with a wide variety of participants - from banks and governments, to manufactures and distributors. As evidenced by the massive increase in size of Intersolar North America 2009, this is an event that brings together the entire solar value chain to connect, develop partnerships and help define the vision for solar's future," said Markus Elsaesser, CEO of Solar Promotion International GmbH, organizer of Intersolar North America. "With the massive infusion of public and private capital over the last year, there has never been a bigger opportunity for solar's growth - despite

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Solar Heat Exchange Manufacturing to Announce New Simple Drainback System at SOLAR 2009PERRY, KS, May 4, 2009 - Solar Heat Exchange Manufacturing, an innovative leader in the solar water heating industry, will introduce its newest product, the Simple Drainback Solar Water Heating System for residential and commercial applications at the ASES SOLAR 2009 tradeshow in Buffalo, NY.{pagebreak}The Simple Drainback System overcomes many of the challenges associated with traditional solar water heating systems. The patent pending system uses the tank to serve as both the storage tank and the drainback reservoir. The internal Hot Spring heat exchanger coil is piped to the domestic water line in order to transfer the stored heat to the domestic water line. This configuration allows for a single pump, a controller, and solar collectors to supply the system with solar energy."I have been installing solar water heating systems for nearly 30 years and am well aware of the numerous difficulties installers have to deal with. As we developed the Simple Drainback, we attempted to overcome all of the challenges associated with training dealers and installing solar hot water systems," states Mr. Bruce Ewing, CEO of Solar Heat Exchange Manufacturing. "This system minimizes the number of connections

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• The financial crisis, the long, protracted winter and declines in the price of solar modules dominate quarterly results• Orders in hand of EUR 248 million are higher as against first quarter of 2008Sulzemoos 14 May 2009 / Phoenix Solar AG (ISIN DE000A0BVU93), a leading photovoltaic system integrator listed on the TecDAX, is today releasing the figures as per 31 March 2009.{pagebreak}In the period from 1 January to 31 March 2009, the Phoenix Solar Group recorded a decline in total revenues of 11.8 percent to EUR 36.7 million (Q1/2008: EUR 41.6 million). The share of international business in total revenues stood at 5.4 percent as compared with 16.0 percent in the first quarter of 2008.Despite a long, hard winter which lasted through until the end of March, the revenues of the Components & Systems segment climbed 13.5 percent to EUR 28.5 million (Q1/2008: EUR 25.1 million). The segment's share in total revenues thus comes to 77.7 percent (Q1/2008: 60.3 percent). In Germany, revenues rose significantly, by as much as 33.8 percent, from EUR 20.1 million to EUR 26.9 million in a quarter-on-quarter comparison.The solar power plant business was considerably impacted by the global financial crisis which caused delays in project financing. In the first quarter, Phoenix Solar was able to complete a roof-mounted power plant begun in 2008

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With the Solar industry still in its infancy, it has a unique opportunity to incorporate principles of social and environmental justice into its global supply, production, and recycling operations. Tomorrow, the Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition (SVTC) will announce its Green Jobs Platform for Solar to generate discussion and gain support for the principles it outlines.{pagebreak}The platform will be the vehicle by which SVTC demonstrates to solar companies the wide range of support for a just and sustainable solar industry. It is the latest component of SVTC's Clean and Just Solar Campaign, an initiative developed as a way to guide the solar industry towards being safe and sustainable.In order to influence legislation surrounding regulation of the Solar industry, supporters of the Green Jobs Platform for Solar plan to present it to the EPA this week. The following companies currently support the platform: Center for Environmental HealthCenter on Race, Poverty & the EnvironmentCommunities for a Better EnvironmentJust Transition AllianceSilicon Valley Toxics CoalitionWorksafe The unreleased Green Jobs Platform for Solar is available at www.svtc.org

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DEK is showing its next generation solar metallization line solutions at the SNEC PV Power Expo 2009 event in Pudong, Shanghai from the 6th to 8th May. The screen printing specialist is previewing details of its latest high-throughput PV3000 silicon cell metallization concept and running its state-of-the-art PV1200 metallization line live in Hall 6, Booth T621.{pagebreak}Visitors to the DEK booth at the SNEC event will be able to watch a video of the PV3000, the company's latest innovation in crystalline silicon solar cell metallization that boosts throughput and productivity by using multiple print heads concurrently. In addition, the print heads themselves will be on display.The PV3000 promises consistently high rates of productivity to suit the escalating global demand for solar cells by combining DEK's expertise in exceptional print platform accuracy and repeatability with industry-leading process knowledge. To minimise breakage and waste, the new PV3000 system also features the same meticulous mechanical handling attributes as demonstrated at previous trade events on DEK's PV1200 line, which uses real 150 micron silicon wafers cycling continuously during the shows.The PV1200 will also be on display at SNEC, again cycling real c-Si wafers during live demonstrations on the booth. The PVP1200 screen printing platform is

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MAN Ferrostaal has increased its share in the Solar Power Group (SPG) by around 19 %, now owning a total 43.8 % of the company. The Solar Power Group is active in the field of solar thermal power generation and develops and constructs components for solar power plants based on the so-called Fresnel technology.{pagebreak}"We regard our involvement in SPG as a strategic investment and as a cooperation geared towards the future," says Dr. Klaus Lesker, Member of the MAN Ferrostaal Executive Board and person in charge of the company's solar and conventional power plant business. "We're convinced that the Fresnel technology has great potentials. At the current time in particular, increasing our capital investment should be perceived as a positive signal by the market."By increasing its share, MAN Ferrostaal supports further research and development at SPG. Currently, SPG is completing projects in Spain, the U.S. and Libya. Because of the high levels of daily insolation, the states of the MENA region, the U.S. and Australia are principal target markets for the application of.the technology. With the takeover of the majority shares in MAN Ferrostaal by the International Petroleum Investment Company (IPIC), the countries of the Middle East are now increasingly

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