June 30, 2008: Solar Semiconductor strengthened its position as a rapidly growing international manufacturer of high-quality solar photovoltaic (PV) modules today by concluding a comprehensive delivery agreement with SolarWorld AG subsidiary Deutsche Solar AG, which operates one of the largest factories worldwide for the production of multi-crystalline solar silicon wafers. The agreement is a multi-year contract for the delivery of wafers worth over $1.2 billion U.S. dollars (750 million euros).
Significant and Proven Step Ensuring a Steady Module Supply“We are very pleased to conclude a long term wafer-delivery agreement and are proud to be associated with SolarWorld AG,” commented Hari Surapaneni, Chief Executive Officer of Solar Semiconductor. “Solar Semiconductor has a reputation for delivering the highest quality modules to the global marketplace. One of the key raw materials is the cell which derives its high quality from the source wafer. As a rapidly growing manufacturer of high-quality modules, it is important to assure our customers that we not only use cells from reputed manufacturers, but also employ high-quality wafers to ensure high-quality cells. With the addition of Deutsche Solar AG as our strategic supplier, we are continuing our tradition of exclusive partnering with world-class organizations.”