Yingli Green Energy Receives $4.5 Million Tax Credit for Planned Establishment of Manufacturing Operations in the United States

Jan 13, 2010, 06:35 ET from Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited

BAODING, China, Jan. 13 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited (NYSE: YGE) ("Yingli Green Energy" or the "Company"), one of the world's leading vertically integrated photovoltaic ("PV") product manufacturers, today announced it has received through its US subsidiary, Yingli Green Energy Americas, Inc. ("Yingli Americas"), a tax credit of US$4.5 million from the United States Treasury Department, as part of its Recovery Act Advanced Manufacturing Tax Credit program ("MITC program"), for the Company's planned establishment of manufacturing operations in the United States. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, tax credits under the MITC program are focused on putting Americans back to work by building a robust domestic manufacturing capacity to supply clean and renewable energy projects with American-made parts and equipment.

Yingli Green Energy is currently evaluating several potential sites for its planned 100 MW module manufacturing facility, which will also serve as its North American headquarters for operations and research and development. The Company expects to select a location in the following weeks and begin production later this year. Much of the manufacturing equipment used for production and testing will be procured from US companies and assembled in the United States.

"We are pleased to have been selected as a recipient of tax credits under the MITC program," commented Mr. Liansheng Miao, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Yingli Green Energy. "Establishing a manufacturing presence in the United States will enable our company to better serve our local customers and build upon our existing commercial relationships. The tax credits we received will positively contribute towards making these domestic operations sustainable for our customers, employees and community."

"The tax credits we received will accelerate our momentum in the US market," added Mr. Robert Petrina, Managing Director of Yingli Americas. "Our North America Center of Excellence will serve to facilitate the collaboration we enjoy with our commercial partners and reduce time-to-market for newly developed innovative products designed to drive down the cost of solar power generation. We look forward to advancing our contribution to the growth of the domestic green economy."

About Yingli Green Energy

Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited (NYSE: YGE) is one of the world's leading vertically integrated PV product manufacturers. Yingli Green Energy designs, manufactures and sells PV modules and designs, assembles, sells and installs PV systems that are connected to an electricity transmission grid or operate on a stand-alone basis. Based in Baoding, China, Yingli Green Energy sells its PV modules to system integrators and distributors located in various markets around the world, including Germany, Spain, Italy, South Korea, Belgium, France, China and the United States. For more information, please visit http://www.yinglisolar.com .

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    For further information, please contact:

    In China:
     Qing Miao
     Director, Investor Relations
     Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited
     Tel: +86-312-3100-502
     Email: ir@yinglisolar.com

     Courtney Shike
     Brunswick Group LLC
     Tel: +86-10-6566-2256
     Email: cshike@brunswickgroup.com

    In the United States:
     Katie Cralle
     Brunswick Group LLC
     Tel: +1-212-333-3810
     Email: kcralle@brunswickgroup.com

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