Solarfun Releases New 'E-Star' Line of PV Modules

New modules provide higher power output per unit area than traditional PV modules

Oct 08, 2010, 05:00 ET from Solarfun Power Holdings Co., Ltd.

SHANGHAI, Oct. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Solarfun Power Holdings Co., Ltd. ("Solarfun" or the "Company") (Nasdaq: SOLF), a vertically integrated manufacturer of silicon ingots, wafers and photovoltaic ("PV") cells and modules in China, today announced the launch of its new E-Star line of PV modules. With their light weight and high efficiency,  E-Star modules are designed to satisfy the needs of small commercial and residential applications.  

With an average 2% increase in peak watts per square meter of surface area, E-Star modules deliver higher power output compared to traditional PV modules. Each E-Star module is 3 kg lighter than a traditional module, making installation fast and easy.  The E-Star modules feature a basic frame configuration that simplifies overall system design and reduces the cost of materials. Attractive black or white aluminum frames allow them to easily complement many different design needs.

E-Star modules also feature improved low-light irradiance, further increasing output power.  They are designed and manufactured to deliver the same reliability as other Solarfun products, are certified to international ISO 9001 quality and ISO 14001 environmental standards, and are backed by Solarfun's 25-year limited warranty. As with all of its products, Solarfun provides convenient local sales and technical support.

"We are pleased to release our latest high-performance module that combines high efficiency technology with a sleek new appearance," said Dr. Mohan Narayanan, Vice President of Technology at Solarfun. "Our research efforts focus on developing new and innovative products that optimize performance and reliability.  With these new modules, we believe we are introducing a product that will be a great and visually attractive option for small residential and commercial applications."

About Solarfun

Solarfun Power Holdings Ltd. (NASDAQ: SOLF) is a leading manufacturer of solar PV cells and modules in China, focusing on delivering high quality and reliable products at competitive prices. Solarfun produces its monocrystalline and polycrystalline products at its internationally certified, vertically-integrated manufacturing facilities. Solarfun partners with third-party distributors, OEM manufacturers, and system integrators to sell its modules into large-scale utility, commercial and governmental, and residential/small commercial markets. Solarfun maintains a strong global presence with local staff throughout Europe, North America, and Asia. Solarfun embraces environmental responsibility and sustainability by taking an active role in the photovoltaic cycle voluntary recycling program. For more information, visit: www.solarfun-power.com.

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