The UL certification is an important milestone that opens the North American Market for CNPV.

LUXEMBOURG/DONGYING, PR China, PRNewswire-Asia [WorldofRenewables.com]

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CNPV Solar Power SA, a public limited liability company organized under the laws of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and a leading integrated manufacturer of solar photovoltaic products, today announced that it has achieved the industry standard UL (US) and C-UL (Canada) certifications for its premium range of crystalline silicon solar photovoltaic modules. The UL certification is an important milestone that opens the North American Market for CNPV. Now with the UL certification a California Energy Commission (CEC) listing is imminent.

“The UL certification confirms CNPV’s crystalline solar photovoltaic module design and manufacturing processes adhere to the CEC’s stringent requirements for functional, mechanical and safety capabilities to ensure long-term performance in open air environments. The certification further validates our improvements in manufacturing standards and process efficiencies as well as our commitment to superior operating performance, safety and stability,” said B. Veerraju Chaudary, COO & CTO of CNPV. “We look forward to working closely with UL and other international testing organizations as we continue to enhance our research and development efforts for both new products and new product features to meet our growing customer requirements.”

With high aspirations for this market; with strong local government support, the Company is planning to open new sales offices in both California and Canada. Our premium range modules offer 8% more efficiency at STC than other UL certified suppliers, and its premium module series features large area, high-efficiency mono crystalline silicon solar cells with anti-reflection coated glass and high conductivity interconnected materials. The larger diameter (200mm) of the cells compared to the standard (195mm) with their high conversion efficiencies (17.5%) outperforms the industry average by 8%, which translates to a module efficiency of 15.50%+. The enhanced anti-reflection coated glass ensures 94% transmittance at STC levels and provides an additional 3% performance at field level installations. The net effect is increased power without increasing surface area required for installation. Based on these advantages we believe we are poised to compete very aggressively in the growth the North American solar market.

Mr. Zhang Shunfu, CEO and B. Veerraju Chaudary, COO, CTO & Member of the Board of CNPV jointly stated, “The UL approval was timed strategically to enter the market at the right time within our growth curve. Further approval is imminent for the 60 cell range. Additionally, at the request of our customers, CNPV’s solar modules will be listed under the California Energy Commission (CEC) guidelines and subsequently become ‘eligible photovoltaic modules’ under the California Solar Initiative (CSI) program for state backed incentives. It further demonstrates our commitment to a market driven strategy and the ability of the implementation of our technology to lead in this exciting market.”

CNPV and their North American partners believe in helping customers and end users navigate their way through the myriad of choices on offer in the solar photovoltaic market. To this end, they have selected suitable products that will cover the majority of installation needs, with power outputs of 195 to 305 watts per module.

CNPV Module Configuration

CNPV Power Output/Watts & Model

CNPV Module Efficiency %

Industry Standard

72cell 125mm

195/200/205, CNPV-195M to 205M

15.0 to 16.0

13.5 to 14.5

60cell 156mm

245/250/255, CNPV-245M to 255M

15.0 to 16.0

13.5 to 14.5

72cell 156mm

295/300/305, CNPV-295M to 305M

15.0 to 16.0

13.5 to 14.5

CNPV’s competitive advantages include leadership in client support, long term warranties backed by third party insurance, and the highest return on capital invested in PV solar modules. This unique combination of features allows the client product specification process to be effortless.

About CNPV
CNPV Solar Power SA (NYSE Euronext: ALCNP), through its wholly-owned subsidiary, CNPV Dongying Solar Power Company Limited, is a leading integrated manufacturer of solar photovoltaic products from the production of ingots, wafers and cells to the assembly of PV modules that designs, manufactures and supplies highly efficient and cost effective crystalline solar photovoltaic modules. Reliability & longevity are built into our world-class crystalline solar photovoltaic modules, which undergo rigorous internal tests and external certifications (IEC61215, IEC61730, UL, and CE) to ensure peak performance and safety. For further information, please visit :
http://www.cnpv-power.com

About Underwriter Laboratories (UL)
Underwriters Laboratories® is an independent product safety certification organization that has been testing products and writing standards for safety for more than a century. UL evaluates more than 19,000 types of products, components, materials and systems annually with 20 billion UL Marks appearing on 66,000 manufacturers’ products each year. UL’s worldwide family of companies and network of service providers includes 68 laboratory, testing and certification facilities serving customers in 102 countries. For further information please visit
http://www.ul.com/global/eng/pages/

Safe Harbor Statement
This announcement contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements other than statements of historical fact in this announcement are forward-looking statements, including but not limited to, CNPV’s ability to raise additional capital to finance its activities; the effectiveness, profitability, and marketability of its products; the future trading of the securities of the Company; the ability of the Company to operate as a public company; the period of time for which its current liquidity will enable the Company to fund its operations; the Company’s ability to protect its proprietary information; general economic and business conditions; the volatility of the Company’s operating results and financial condition; the Company’s ability to attract or retain qualified senior management personnel and research and development staff; and other risks detailed in the Company’s filings with the Euronext in Paris. These forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties and are based on current expectations, assumptions, estimates and projections about the companies and the industry. The Company undertakes no obligation to update forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent occurring events or circumstances, or to changes in its expectations, except as may be required by law. Although the Company believes that the expectations expressed in these forward looking statements are reasonable, they cannot assure you that their expectations will turn out to be correct, and investors are cautioned that actual results may differ materially from the anticipated results.

For more information, please contact:

CNPV Solar Power SA
B.Veerraju Chaudary, COO, CTO & Member of the Board
Tel: +86-546-7795053
Mobile: +86-13656-473355
Email: chaudary@cnpv-power.com

James Qi, CFO
Tel: +86-546-7795105
Email:
jamesqi@cnpv-power.com

Bill Milewski, VP-Investor Relations,
E-mail:
ir@cnpv-power.com

SOURCE: CNPV Solar Power SA

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