aleo solar AG is "ready to go" for the North American market

Solar modules receive UL 1703 certification at the Solar Power Expo Conference in Long Beach

Prenzlau, (PresseBox) - The North American market for solar modules is now open to aleo solar AG. Uwe Bögershausen, a member of the Management Board of aleo solar AG, received the UL 1703 safety certificate for the aleo S_16 and S_18 modules at the Solar Power Expo & Conference in Long Beach, California. This certification will enable aleo solar AG to sell its solar modules in the USA and Canada. The modules passed the tests of the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems in Freiburg, Germany, which carried out most of the tests for durability, the safety of their electrical insulation, mechanical stability and flame retardancy, as required by the international ISO 61730 and UL 1703 safety standard. aleo solar concluded that the modules would be free of defects even after 25 years.

"This means we're ready to go for the US market," said Christopher Dunne, international sales manager for aleo solar AG. Sales will launch as soon as the business environment improves somewhat. "The discrepancy is still too great between prices in the USA and Europe," Uwe Bögershausen explained. The strong euro is currently exacerbating this situation. Christopher Dunne said, "We're keeping a close eye on the US market. By the end of the coming year, we expect a political shift towards stronger support for renewable energies." Incentives for the photovoltaic market can be expected earlier in some states, like California, New York or New Jersey.

"With European and North American safety certificates for our solar modules, aleo solar is armed for practically the entire world market," Uwe Bögershausen said. Since American companies demand proof of compliance with domestic standards in projects, they will soon be able to use modules from aleo solar.

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Die aleo solar AG mit Vertrieb in Oldenburg (Niedersachsen) und Fertigung in Prenzlau (Brandenburg) wurde im September 2001 gegründet und stellt Solarmodule auf Basis von Siliziumzellen her. Das Werk in Prenzlau hat eine Jahreskapazität von 90 Megawatt und wird bis Ende 2008 auf 170 Megawatt erweitert. Seit Anfang des Jahres 2007 wird auch in Santa María de Palautordera (Spanien) mit einer Jahreskapazität von 10 Megawatt produziert. Das Unternehmen mit 555 Mitarbeitern hat im Jahr 2007 einen Umsatz von 242,1 Millionen Euro erwirtschaftet. Seit Juli 2006 ist die aleo solar AG im Prime Standard der Frankfurter Börse notiert (DE000A0JM634). Das Unternehmen hat sich mit einer 19-Prozent-Beteiligung an dem Brandenburger Technologieunternehmen Johanna Solar Technology GmbH den Zugang zur zukunftsträchtigen Dünnschicht-Technologie gesichert. Außerdem ist die aleo solar AG seit Anfang 2008 zu 50 Prozent in einem Joint Venture mit der Sunvim Group Co. Ltd. an der avim solar Co. Ltd. zum Bau einer Solarmodul-Produktion in China beteiligt.

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