"We are pleased to announce the largest contract in the history of Yingli Green Energy’s cooperation with IBC SOLAR, which is a testament to the strength of the relationships we maintain with our customers," said Mr. Liansheng Miao, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Yingli Green Energy. "This cooperation with IBC SOLAR, one of the world’s largest suppliers of ready-to-use PV systems and all of the individual components for producing solar electricity, will further enhance our representation in major solar markets worldwide. In addition, this agreement represents our ongoing commitment to work with our customers to make it possible for clean, green and renewable energy from the sun to power businesses, homes and machines throughout the world."
Mr. Miao noted that the agreement with IBC SOLAR also provides additional visibility into Yingli Green Energy’s expected sales for 2010.
Mr. Udo Mohrstedt, Chief Executive Officer of IBC SOLAR, commented, "We have always held that it is important for leading solar players to work together in order to supply our customers all over the world with state-of-the-art PV systems, so undoubtedly we are very confident to bring our cooperation with Yingli Green Energy to the next level."
Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited (NYSE:YGE) is one of the world’s leading vertically integrated PV product manufacturers. 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 operate on a stand-alone basis. Based in Baoding, China, Yingli Green Energy sells its PV modules to system integrators and distributors located in various markets around the world, including Germany, Spain, Italy, South Korea, Belgium, France, China and the United States.
IBC SOLAR AG, founded in 1982, is a leading global photovoltaic integrator, offering complete solutions for power production from solar energy. The firm covers the entire spectrum, from planning to the turnkey handover of photovoltaic installations. Globally, IBC SOLAR has already implemented more than 100,000 turnkey photovoltaic systems with a total power output of 800 megawatt (MWp). IBC SOLAR is represented around the globe by several affiliates and currently employs around 300 employees, of which 210 are in Germany. The international business group IBC SOLAR is directed from its headquarters in Bad Staffelstein.