aleo solar AG increases annual revenue in 2009 to EUR 375 million
Heiner Willers, member of the Management Board and COO of aleo solar AG, is very satisfied with this result: "Though 2009 was a challenging year for the photovoltaic industry, we performed extremely well," he said. "The loss of the Spanish photovoltaic market and the negative effects of the financial crisis led to an unprecedented decline in prices in the solar industry. Nonetheless, we significantly increased the sales volume of aleo modules and generated revenue that was 4 percent higher than the year before - and we continue to grow."
Jakobus Smit, CEO of aleo solar AG, commented, "The key to this achievement is aleo solar AG's strategic orientation as a premium module manufacturer with a focus on specialist dealers and installers in Europe. We delivered around 148 megawatts' worth of aleo modules this year, 45 percent more than the previous year." In Europe, the company's customer base expanded to over 1.000 specialist partners. Foreign sales account for around 25 percent of aleo solar AG's revenue.
The positive trend continues for the aleo solar Group. "We already have frame contracts in place for over 60 megawatts from German customers alone for 2010.
The 9 percent reduction in the feedin tariff in 2010 will not equate to a decline in demand because the entire photovoltaic industry understands that in a buyer's market, investors' expectations regarding return on investment must be met," summed up CFO Uwe Bögershausen.
The complete revenue and earnings figures for the 2009 financial year will be published on March 25, 2010.
aleo solar AG
aleo solar AG produces and sells solar modules using silicon cells. It also provides whole solar systems to the global photovoltaic market. The company was founded in 2001 and has been listed in the Frankfurt Stock Exchange's Prime Standard since 2006 (DE000A0JM634). The aleo solar Group currently employs 748 staff. Its manufacturing facilities in Prenzlau (Germany) and two more production sites in Spain and China have an annual capacity of 250 megawatts. The company generated revenue of EUR 360.5 million in 2008.