Yingli Green Energy Joins Forces With Atelier Damboeck and ClimatePartner for Climate-neutral Fair Stands at Intersolar and Other Events

Jun 02, 2010, 03:00 ET from Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited

BAODING, China and MUNICH, June 2 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited (NYSE: YGE) ("Yingli Green Energy" or the "Company"), which holds the brand Yingli Solar, is a leading solar energy company and one of the world's largest vertically integrated photovoltaic ("PV") manufacturers. Turning green not only in every aspect of the production process but also in each business interaction, Yingli Green Energy has joined forces with Atelier Damboeck Messebau GmbH and ClimatePartner to realize fair stands in a climate-neutral way. The joint "greenstands" project commits to realize all production and logistical processes in an ecologically sensible manner. Whenever emissions cannot be avoided - for instance caused by transportation and other forms of inevitable energy consumption - projects are compensated by ClimatePartner's internationally recognised certificates supporting green projects. The first Yingli Green Energy "greenstand" will be presented at Intersolar in Munich from June 9 - 11 at hall B5, stand 228.

The carbon-neutral stands of stand-building company Atelier Damboeck within the greenstands initiative are based on the three-rule principle: 1. avoid, 2. reduce, 3. offset.

The first step is to analyze the CO2 emissions produced and savings potential -- e.g. by finding production processes using less energy, optimising logistics and more. The second step is to minimize CO2 output, for instance using environmentally-friendly raw materials, re-using materials such as parts of a fair stand, furniture to outfit stands and events several times. In the third step emissions that can't be avoided are compensated. Therefore climate protection consultancy Climate Partner offer an objective third party calculation of the emissions produced and the option to compensate those by purchasing emissions credits in the form of internationally recognized environmental protection certificates. With the purchase of these certificates investments are made world-wide in selected climate protection projects. Climate Partners supports several of those projects and the clients can decide which specific one they want to support with their certificate.

"The greenstands initiative is exactly the kind of initiative we had been looking for," says Mr. Liansheng Miao, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Yingli Green Energy. "Through greenstands, we are able to support an environment protection project in Cape Town which ties in well with our engagement for the 20 Centres for 2010, the official campaign of the 2010 FIFA World Cup(TM), for which we're providing solar equipment. The aim of the campaign is to create twenty Football for Hope Centres for public health, education and football in disadvantaged African communities as a legacy of the 2010 FIFA World Cup," continues Mr. Miao.

For Yingli Green Energy being a responsible company, sourcing climate- friendly solutions in every step of the value chain has always been a top priority. Led by the company's vision to utilize solar technology to create a greener and cleaner world, the company is committed to fostering innovation, building trust, and honouring social responsibility through their expertise in renewable energy. In pursuing this vision, Yingli Green Energy has taken pride in becoming the first Chinese member of PV Cycle, a voluntary take back and recycling programme for end-of-life-modules. Furthermore, all of the Company's production facilities are certified to ISO14001 (Environmental Management Standard).

"The greenstands initiative has drawn a lot of interest. However, we are still working on educating the market by including even more partners and suppliers -- for instance trade show organizers - in order to go green. Paramount to the success of greenstands are companies such as Yingli Green Energy who are willing to get involved and invest into environmentally sound solutions," says Andreas Damboeck, Managing Director, Atelier Damboeck Messebau GmbH.

With several large industry events coming up in 2010 and the years ahead, Yingli Green Energy and their partners are perfectly prepared to raise the bar in green technology and sustainable development for a better tomorrow.

About Yingli Green Energy

Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited (NYSE: YGE - News), which holds the brand "Yingli Solar", is a leading solar energy company and one of the world's largest vertically integrated photovoltaic manufacturers. Yingli Green Energy's manufacturing covers the entire photovoltaic value chain, from the production of polysilicon through ingot casting and wafering, to solar cell production and module assembly. As of today, Yingli Green Energy maintains a balanced production capacity of over 600 MW per year. Two capacity expansion projects of 300 MW and 100 MW are under construction in Baoding and Hainan, respectively, and are expected to bring Yingli Green Energy's total capacity to 1 GW by the end of 2010. In addition, Yingli Green Energy's in-house polysilicon plant, Fine Silicon, which has a designed annual production capacity of 3,000 metric tons, is at the final stage of the segment trial process, and is expected to start fully integrated production from mid-2010. Yingli Green Energy distributes its photovoltaic modules to a wide range of markets, including Germany, Spain, Italy, Greece, France, South Korea, China and the United States. Headquartered in Baoding, China, Yingli Green Energy has more than 7,000 employees and more than 10 subsidiaries and branch offices worldwide. Yingli Green Energy is publicly listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: YGE). For more information, please visit http://www.yinglisolar.com .

About Atelier Damboeck

Founded in 1975, the Munich-based studio Atelier Damboeck, in its 30-year success story, has developed into a specialist in three-dimensional brand presentation. The studio combines brand and marketing competence with sound construction know-how. The philosophy of the founders, Andreas Damboeck and Wilfried Goetz, is to consult their customers before, during and after the trade fair. The objective of the Atelier Damboeck team is to be a partner of the customer in every project phase. Innovative thinking in the consultancy phase as well as the quick and flexible implementation of individual needs are the guiding principles of their work. For more information, please visit http://www.damboeck.de or http://www.greenstands.eu .

About ClimatePartner

ClimatePartner is a dynamic and innovative climate protection consultancy with headquarters in Munich, Germany as well as offices in Vienna, Athens, Milan and San Francisco with more than 500 customers from various industries. The 25 employees dedicate their commitment and motivation toward harmonizing the relationship between commercial environments and climate awareness in accordance with numerous organizations and institutions focusing on climate change and sustainability. This service is in great demand since ClimatePartner are devoted to find solutions and set them apart from mainstream.

    For more information, please visit http://www.climatepartner.com .

    For further information, please contact:

    In China:
     Qing Miao
     Director, Investor Relations
     Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited
     Phone: +86-312-310-0502
     Email: ir@yinglisolar.com

    In the Americas:
     Judy Tzeng Lee
     Director of Corporate Development
     Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited
     Phone: +1-510-847-3920
     Email: pr@yinglisolar.com

    In Europe:
     Rebecca Jarschel
     Brand Manager
     Yingli Green Energy Europe GmbH
     Phone: +49-89-540-303-412
     Email: rebecca.jarschel@ygee.eu

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