Yingli Green Energy Unveils High-Efficiency Monocrystalline Panda Module at Intersolar Trade Shows

N-type Monocrystalline Cell with Average Efficiency Higher than 18.5% Expected to Start Commercialization on 300MW Manufacturing Lines from Third Quarter 2010; TUV Certificates Obtained

Jun 08, 2010, 03:00 ET from Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited

BAODING, China, June 8 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited (NYSE: YGE) ("Yingli Green Energy" or the "Company"), a leading solar energy company and one of the world's largest vertically integrated photovoltaic manufacturers, which holds the brand "Yingli Solar," today announced that it will introduce its new high-efficiency N-type monocrystalline modules under the brand name "Yingli Solar Panda" at this year's Intersolar Trade Shows in Munich from June 9 to 11 and in San Francisco from July 13 to 15. The Company expects to start commercialization of this new generation of modules on its 300 MW monocrystalline silicon-based manufacturing lines at its Baoding headquarters in the third quarter of 2010. The modules have earned TUV certificates.

The Yingli Solar Panda Module is based on N-type monocrystalline solar cells, which have been developed through Project PANDA and have an average efficiency higher than 18.5%. Compared to traditional modules based on P-type solar cells, the Yingli Solar Panda Module features lower degradation and better performance under high temperatures or low irradiation conditions.

"We are pleased to add this high-quality module to the top line of our product portfolio," said Mr. Jingfeng Xiong, Vice President of Technology of Yingli Green Energy. "In order to meet our customers' demands for highly- performing solar products, we are always concentrating on innovation and breakthroughs in photovoltaic technology. Today's introduction of the Yingli Solar Panda Module illustrates and proves our everlasting passion and dedication to excellence. In addition, we're pleased to have achieved commercial availability of the technology developed through Project PANDA within one year."

    The Yingli Solar Panda Module will be presented at the following locations:
    -- Intersolar Munich: Hall B5, Stand 228, in the New Munich Trade Fair
       Centre from June 9 to 11.
    -- Intersolar San Francisco: Level 2, Booth 8523, in the Moscone Center
       from July 13 to 15.

About Yingli Green Energy

Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited (NYSE: YGE), 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. Currently, 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 .

Safe Harbor Statement

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    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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