SHANGHAI, July 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Solar Power, Inc. ("SPI" or the "Company") (OTCBB:SOPW), a vertically-integrated photovoltaic ("PV") project developer, today announced that it has appointed Mr. Roger Dejun Ye as Chief Executive Officer, with immediate effect. SPI's current Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Min Xiahou, will assume the role of the Company's Deputy Chairman.
Mr. Ye, 42, currently serves as a partner in four solar funds focusing on investing in and acquiring domestic and international solar projects. He was also the CEO of Yangtze Investment Co., Ltd., a joint investment platform of Solar Power Fund and China Three Gorges Corporation focusing on overseas solar projects, from 2011 to 2013.
From 2006 to 2011, Mr. Ye held various positions at Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd. ("Suntech"), including head of global sales. Prior to Suntech, Mr. Ye worked at Siemens Limited China for over eight years, serving in key sales roles in the company's mobile communications division. Mr. Ye obtained his master's degree in applied physics from Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 1999.
"We are pleased to welcome Roger to join us as CEO at a very exciting time for SPI," said Xiaofeng Peng, Chairman of SPI. "Roger has been deeply involved in the evolution of the global solar industry, and I am confident that we will benefit from his leadership and experience as SPI continues to execute on its ambitious growth strategy."
"On behalf of myself and the board, I especially want to express our deep appreciation for Min Xiahou's leadership and important contributions to SPI's success. I look forward to continuing to work together closely with Min in his new capacity as Deputy Chairman."
About Solar Power, Inc. (OTCBB: SOPW)
Solar Power, Inc. ("SPI" or the "Company") is a global leader in enabling photovoltaic ("PV") solutions for business, residential, government and utility customers and investors. SPI focuses on the downstream PV market including the development, financing, installation, operation and sale of utility-scale and residential solar power projects in China, Japan, Europe and North America. The Company also operates an innovative online energy e-commerce and investment platform, www.solarbao.com, which enables individual and institutional investors to purchase innovative PV-based investment and other products; as well as www.solartao.com, a B2B e-commerce platform offering a range of PV products. The Company has its operating headquarters in Shanghai and global operations in Asia, Europe, North America and Australia.
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