SHANGHAI, September 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Hanwha SolarOne Co. Ltd. (the “Company”, or “Hanwha SolarOne”), a top-10 global photovoltaic manufacturer of high-quality, cost-competitive solar modules, today announced it has signed its second supply agreement with Baotou Shansheng New Energy Co., Ltd. for delivery of 50 MW of Hanwha SolarOne’s PV modules. Deliveries will begin in October and are scheduled for completion by the end of November. The modules will be used in ground-mounted projects in Hohhot and Baotou, Inner Mongolia. The Company had previously announced a similar 50 MW module supply agreement with Baotou New Energy on August 9, 2014.
Mr. Jay SEO, Chief Financial Officer of Hanwha SolarOne and head of Hanwha SolarOne’s China business commented, “We are pleased to strengthen our relationship with Baotou New Energy in developing renewable energy sources in northern China. We have now signed 100 MW in module supply agreements with deliveries taking place between August and November this year, alone representing approximately a four-fold increase in volumes shipped to China during the first half of 2014.We anticipate further momentum in our China business as the Chinese government has formalized its 13 GW target for solar installations in 2014 and outlined last week some critical steps to support distributed generation. These measures should have a meaningful impact on market demand in China beginning no later than the fourth quarter and have a lasting effect on demand for years to come.”
About Hanwha SolarOne
Hanwha SolarOne Co., Ltd. (NASDAQ: HSOL) is one of the top 10 photovoltaic module manufacturers in the world, providing cost-competitive, high quality PV modules. It is a flagship company of Hanwha Group, one of the largest business enterprises in South Korea. Hanwha SolarOne serves the utility, commercial, government and residential markets through a growing network of third-party distributors, OEM manufacturers and system integrators. The company maintains a strong presence worldwide, with a global business network spanning Europe, North America, Asia, South America, Africa and the Middle East. As a responsible company committed to sustainability, Hanwha SolarOne is an active member of the PV Cycle take-back and recycling program. For more information, please visit: www.hanwha-solarone.com.
About Baotou Shansheng New Energy Co., Ltd.
Baotou Shansheng New Energy Co., Ltd. (“Baotou”) was established in 2004 and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Inner Mongolia Shanlu Energy Group Co., Ltd. It has over $100 million of registered capital and has more than 4,000 employees. The company is located in the “Golden Triangle” economic circle of Hohhot, Baotou and Ordos, Inner Mongolia. The company is active in thermoelectricity cogeneration using coal gangue and sewage to yield electric power for production of all links within the solar value chain. The Company was previously awarded the “Demonstration Enterprise of Photovoltaic Circular Economy” by the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region.
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