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Innovationen

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SolarCoins jetzt ganz einfach über SMA Sunny Portal verfügbar

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Finanzen

Einbruch in Solarpark verursacht 10.000 € Schaden

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Warum eine PV-Anlage in der Wohngebäudeversicherung oft nicht optimal geschützt ist!

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Fördermittel-Wegweiser für Photovoltaik-Anlagen

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Sonneninvest baut Marktführerschaft bei Solar-Crowdfundings aus

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Politik

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Carsten Pfeiffer wird Lobbyist beim Bundesverband Erneuerbare Energie

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Englische News

BEIJING, 15. November 2009 - From the U.S. China Green Tech Summit today, Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd., announced that its first U.S. manufacturing plant for the growing North American market would be located in the Greater Phoenix, Arizona area. The plant will have an initial production capacity of 30 megawatts (MW) and is expected to begin production in the third quarter of 2010.

The announcement makes Suntech the first Chinese cleantech leader to bring manufacturing jobs to America. Suntech selected the Greater Phoenix area for its plant because of Arizona's leadership in research through Arizona State University, and statewide renewable energy policies, particularly its Renewable Energy Standard and distributed generation set-aside, as well as a supportive local business climate represented by the Greater Phoenix Economic Council. The Suntech U.S. plant will employ over 75 full-time employees at launch and may double its staff within the year as the North American market develops.

Initially starting with 30 MW of PV module production capacity, the Suntech plant is configured for growth to respond to the expected expansion of the U.S. solar market in the coming years. The U.S. market had 356MW of solar PV capacity installed during 2008 (source: Photon Magazine, Nov. 2009), and is expected to grow six-fold to more than 2GW by 2012 (source: Solarbuzz LLC, Mar. 2009).

"Bringing manufacturing jobs to the U.S. is part of Suntech's vision to grow the solar market in every corner of the world," said Suntech's Chairman and CEO Dr. Zhengrong Shi. "We are eagerly watching growing markets and see the potential of bringing manufacturing capabilities to other markets where we see the combination of rapid local market growth and manufacturing cost competitiveness."

Locating the plant close to Suntech's U.S. customers will reduce the time, costs, and emissions associated with long-distance shipping of Suntech panels. The plant, which will be approximately 80,000 to 100,000 square feet, will allow for long-term growth of manufacturing capabilities to meet increasing American demand for solar power.

"Suntech has been a leader to watch for some time, and its decision to bring manufacturing here to the U.S. is a great sign of the increasingly important collaboration between Chinese and American leaders in the renewable energy industry, as well as the potential for growth of green jobs in countries that implement smart, supportive policies," said Dan Kammen, Professor in the Energy and Resources Group and Director of the Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory at the University of California, Berkeley.

Dr. Shi continued, "This is the first step in what I see as a long-term, strategic investment in the North American market. Over the last two years we have grown our U.S. team to over 60 employees. As a result of that effort, we have developed a network of over 200 solar dealers and integrators installing Suntech products and are actively involved with a number of large-scale solar project developers serving the utility market. We also have developed strong partnerships with U.S. companies such as MEMC of Pasadena, Texas, our largest supplier of silicon wafers used in our modules. The leadership shown by the US government in advancing renewable energy will only improve the environment for further investments in the coming years."

Suntech plans to make a final decision on the specific location of the plant in the coming weeks.

Source: Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd.

BAODING, China, 13. November 2009 - Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited, one of the world's leading vertically integrated photovoltaic ("PV") product manufacturers, today announced its unaudited consolidated financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2009.

Third Quarter 2009 Consolidated Financial and Operating Highlights

  • Total net revenues were RMB 2,225.2 million (US$326.0 million) and PV module shipment volume increased more than 80% quarter over quarter.
  • Gross profit was RMB 447.6 million (US$65.6 million), with a gross margin of 20.1%.
  • Operating income was RMB 242.8 million (US$35.6 million), with an operating margin of 10.9 %.
  • Net income(1) was RMB 120.8 million (US$17.7 million) and diluted earnings per ordinary share and per American depositary share ("ADS") was RMB 0.79 (US$0.12).
  • On an adjusted Non-GAAP(2) basis, net income was RMB 184.2 million (US$27.0 million) and diluted earnings per ordinary share and per ADS was RMB 1.20 (US$0.18).

"I am pleased to announce strong results for the third quarter, with record highs in shipment volume and net revenues and healthy growth in net income," said Mr. Liansheng Miao, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Yingli Green Energy. "The main driving force for these results was increased market demand for our 'Yingli Solar' brand products as the solar project financing environment continued to improve and as we began to see the benefits of our recently implemented competitive pricing strategy, which leverages our favorable cost structure. Additionally, our continuous focus on high quality products and customer service enabled us to continue to expand our market share and raise recognition of our products in both established and emerging solar markets during the quarter, which we expect will help drive growth in the quarters to come."

"I am also very pleased to report that our gross margin continued to increase, reaching 20.1% in the third quarter from 18.3% in the second quarter of 2009 and 15.3% in the first quarter of 2009, underlining our ability to improve profitability by reducing both polysilicon and processing costs while achieving significant shipment volume growth," Mr. Miao continued.

Mr. Miao concluded, "To maintain our leading position, we will continue to focus on research and development and integrating our value chain. I am pleased to report that Project PANDA has achieved its first phase target ahead of schedule, producing next-generation cells with an average conversion efficiency rate of 18% or higher on our pilot production line. Also of note, our in-house polysilicon manufacturing plant, Fine Silicon, is set to begin trial production in December 2009. With Fine Silicon on-line, we will become one of a limited number of Photovoltaic manufacturers in the world with a fully vertically integrated business model, covering the manufacturing process from polysilicon to PV modules. In addition, we will be the first vertically integrated PV product manufacturer in the world to have all of our production facilities located on one site. We believe this will enable us to further optimize our cost structure and capture profit at nearly every stage of the PV industry value chain, thus driving profitability and allowing us to better serve our global customer base."

Third Quarter 2009 Financial Results

Total Net Revenues

Total net revenues were RMB 2,225.2 million (US$326.0 million) in the third quarter of 2009, an increase of 48.5% from RMB 1,498.9 million in the second quarter of 2009 and a slight increase from RMB 2,209.8 million in the third quarter of 2008. The increase from the second quarter of 2009 was primarily due to the more than 80% increase in PV module shipment volume resulting from the improved credit environment in major PV markets, increased brand awareness, continued promotional efforts and improved product bankability, and was partially offset by a lower average selling price.

Gross Profit and Gross Margin

Gross profit in the third quarter of 2009 was RMB 447.6 million (US$65.6 million), an increase of 63.5% from RMB 273.8 million in the second quarter of 2009 and a decrease of 9.1% from RMB 492.6 million in the third quarter of 2008. Gross margin was 20.1% in the third quarter of 2009, up from 18.3% in the second quarter of 2009 and down from 22.3% in the third quarter of 2008. The increase in gross margin from the second quarter of 2009 was primarily due to the decrease in the blended cost of polysilicon as a result of lower polysilicon purchase prices and consumption of comparatively higher priced polysilicon inventory as well as decreasing polysilicon usage per watt and lower non-polysilicon cost in the third quarter of 2009.

Operating Expenses

Operating expenses in the third quarter of 2009 were RMB 204.8 million (US$30.0 million), compared to RMB 167.0 million in the second quarter of 2009 and RMB 115.5 million in the third quarter of 2008. The increase in operating expenses from the second quarter of 2009 was primarily attributable to the increase in selling expenses and general and administrative expenses consistent with the large increase in PV module shipment volume, as well as higher research and development expenses in connection with the progress of a series of research and development initiatives, including Project PANDA. Operating expenses as a percentage of total net revenues were 9.2% in the third quarter of 2009, compared to 11.1% in the second quarter of 2009 and 5.2% in the third quarter of 2008. The decrease in operating expenses as a percentage of total net revenues from the second quarter of 2009 was mainly due to the increase in total net revenues.

Operating Income and Margin

Operating income in the third quarter of 2009 was RMB 242.8 million (US$35.6 million), an increase of 127.4% from RMB 106.8 million in the second quarter of 2009 and a decrease of 35.6% from RMB 377.1 million in the third quarter of 2008. Operating margin was 10.9% in the third quarter of 2009, compared to 7.1% in the second quarter of 2009 and 17.1% in the third quarter of 2008. The increase in operating margin from the second quarter of 2009 was mainly due to increased gross margin and decreased operating expenses as a percentage of net revenues.

Interest Expense

Interest expense was RMB 100.6 million (US$14.7 million) in the third quarter of 2009, compared to RMB 115.9 million in the second quarter of 2009 and RMB 34.8 million(3) in the third quarter of 2008.

After excluding non-cash interest expenses, interest expense was RMB 68.2 million (US$10.0 million) in the third quarter of 2009, compared to RMB 79.1 million in the second quarter of 2009 and RMB 31.6 million in the third quarter of 2008. The weighted average interest rate for the borrowings in the third quarter of 2009 was 6.66%, a decrease from 6.88% in the second quarter of 2009, both measured on a basis excluding non-cash interest expenses. The decrease in weighted average interest rate was a result of the Company's efforts to reduce funding costs.

Foreign Currency Exchange Gain

Foreign currency exchange gain was RMB 71.8 million (US$10.5 million) in the third quarter of 2009, compared to a foreign currency exchange gain of RMB 108.7 million in the second quarter of 2009 and a foreign currency exchange loss of RMB 133.1 million in the third quarter of 2008. The foreign currency exchange gain in the third quarter of 2009 was primarily due to the appreciation of the Euro against the Renminbi.

Income Tax Expense

Income tax expense was RMB 31.0 million (US$4.5 million) in the third quarter of 2009, compared to an income tax expense of RMB 16.0 million in the second quarter of 2009 and an income tax benefit of RMB 0.2 million in the third quarter of 2008. The increase in income tax expense from the second quarter of 2009 was primarily attributable to the increased net operating income generated by Tianwei Yingli. Under the PRC Enterprise Income Tax Law and the various implementation rules, Tianwei Yingli was subject to an enterprise income tax rate of 0% in 2008 and 12.5% in 2009, and Yingli Energy (China) Company Limited ("Yingli China"), a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company, was subject to an enterprise income tax rate of 15% in both 2008 and 2009.

Net Income

As a result of the factors discussed above, net income was RMB 120.8 million (US$17.7 million) in the third quarter of 2009, compared to a net loss of RMB 393.7 million in the second quarter of 2009 and net income of RMB 147.6 million in the third quarter of 2008. Diluted earnings per ordinary share and per ADS was RMB 0.79 (US$0.12) in the third quarter of 2009, compared to diluted loss per ordinary share and per ADS of RMB 3.03 in the second quarter of 2009.

On an adjusted non-GAAP basis, net income was RMB 184.2 million (US$27.0 million) in the third quarter of 2009, compared to adjusted non-GAAP net income of RMB 119.8 million in the second quarter of 2009. Adjusted non-GAAP diluted earnings per ordinary share and per ADS was RMB 1.20 (US$0.18) in the third quarter of 2009, compared to adjusted non-GAAP diluted earnings per ordinary share and per ADS of RMB 0.91 in the second quarter of 2009.

Balance Sheet Analysis

As of September 30, 2009, Yingli Green Energy had RMB 2,657.6 million (US$389.3 million) in cash and restricted cash, and RMB 3,045.3 million (US$446.1 million) in working capital, compared to RMB 2,620.6 million in cash and restricted cash, and RMB 4,356.4 million in working capital, as of June 30, 2009.

Long-term bank borrowings decreased to RMB 1,107.5 million (US$162.2 million) as of September 30, 2009 from RMB 1,971.9 million as of June 30, 2009 and short-term borrowings increased to RMB 3,142.8 million (US$460.4 million) as of September 30, 2009 from RMB 1,817.5 million as of June 30, 2009. The change in the balances of long-term bank borrowings and short-term borrowings in the third quarter was primarily due to the reclassification of long-term bank borrowings and short-term borrowings.

As of the date of this press release, the Company had approximately RMB 7,623 million in authorized lines of credit, of which RMB 4,897 million had been utilized.

Business Outlook for Full Year 2009

Given the strong third quarter results and greater visibility into market demand for the fourth quarter, the Company is updating its annual PV module shipment target to be in the estimated range of 490 MW to 500 MW from the previous expected range of 450 MW to 500 MW for fiscal year 2009, which represents an increase of 74.0% to 77.6% compared to fiscal year 2008.

In addition, the Company is updating its gross margin target for fiscal year 2009 to be in the estimated range of 19% to 20% from the previous expected range of 18% to 20%.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

To supplement the financial measures calculated in accordance with GAAP, this press release includes certain non-GAAP financial measures of adjusted net income (loss) and adjusted diluted earnings (loss) per ordinary share and per ADS, each of which is adjusted to exclude items related to share-based compensation, accretion of the non-cash interest expense resulting from the derivative liabilities bifurcated from the Company's convertible notes issued in January 2009, from the beneficial conversion feature from the convertible notes issued in July 2009, from the freestanding warrants issued in connection with a loan facility provided by ADM Capital in April 2009, and from the equity component bifurcated from the Company's convertible notes issued in December 2007 upon the adoption and retroactive application of FSP APB14-1, the non-cash interest expense in connection with the conversion of the Company's convertible notes issued in January 2009, the non-cash interest expense in connection with the change in the fair value of interest rate swap entered into in June 2009, the non-cash loss on debt extinguishment resulting from the early full repayment of ADM Capital loan, the subsequent non-cash changes in the fair value of the derivative liabilities and amortization of intangible assets arising from purchase price allocation in connection with a series of acquisitions of equity interests in Tianwei Yingli.

The Company believes excluding these items from its non-GAAP financial measures is useful for its management and investors to assess and analyze the Company's core operating results as such items are not directly attributable to the underlying performance of the Company's business operations and do not impact its cash earnings. The Company also believes these non-GAAP financial measures are important to help investors understand the Company's current financial performance and future prospects and compare business trends among different reporting periods on a consistent basis. These non-GAAP financial measures should be considered in addition to financial measures presented in accordance with GAAP, but should not be considered as a substitute for, or superior to, financial measures presented in accordance with GAAP. For a reconciliation of each of these non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure, please see the financial information included elsewhere in this press release.

Currency Conversion

Solely for the convenience of readers, certain Renminbi amounts have been translated into U.S. dollar amounts at the rate of RMB 6.8262 to US$1.00, the noon buying rate in New York for cable transfers of Renminbi per U.S. dollar as set forth in the H.10 weekly statistical release of the Federal Reserve Board, as of September 30, 2009. No representation is intended to imply that the Renminbi amounts could have been, or could be, converted, realized or settled into U.S. dollar amounts at such rate, or at any other rate. The percentages stated in this press release are calculated based on Renminbi.

Sourse: Yingli Green Energy

SOLON SE

Berlin, November 13, 2009. Berlin-based SOLON SE is participating in the partner program recently launched by Bayer for the international marketing of innovative, economical, and ecological construction solutions.

Under the EcoCommercial Building Program, Bayer acts as an intermediary for

innovative partners and their high-tech products developed in collaboration with Bayer. Customized solutions for the construction of energy-optimized commercial and public buildings aim to improve the sustainability of buildings in the future and reduce their energy consumption.

The partner network in the program includes producers of construction materials, architects, energy engineers and providers of engineering services. The EcoCommercial Building Program is part of a large-scale sustainability

initiative by Bayer that encompasses flagship projects in the fields of health, food security, and climate change.

As one of the leading European manufacturers of solar modules and solar system technology and as the sole participating solar company, SOLON will contribute its photovoltaic expertise to the partner network. The involvement is intended to provide SOLON access to new customer groups for its photovoltaic solutions in Germany and abroad.

SOLON and Bayer have already worked together in the past in the development of integrated photovoltaic solutions for buildings. The SOLON Black 160/05 product developed in cooperation with Bayer Material Sciences was introduced to the public in spring 2009 and has already received numerous awards as an innovative solution for the integration of photovoltaic systems in roofs.

Source: SOLON SE

Newark, November 10, 2009 - Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G) today received approval from state regulators to expand its innovative solar loan program by approximately $143 million to finance the installation of an additional 51 megawatts of solar energy systems on homes, businesses and municipal buildings throughout its electric service area.

Since the utility’s initial Solar Loan Program was approved by the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities in April 2008, customers have applied for loans totaling $105 million that would result in 30 megawatts of installed solar capacity. Today’s new initiative will result in a total of $248 million available for loans and 81 megawatts of solar power for New Jersey.

“There’s no question that providing a source of stable, secure capital – especially in our tough economy -- has helped boost the number of solar energy systems in New Jersey,” said Ralph LaRossa, president and COO of PSE&G. “With today’s BPU approval, this expanded program will support the development of another 51 megawatts of solar energy to help our state meet its aggressive renewable goals and reduce carbon emissions. We’re pleased to do our part to make New Jersey a leader in solar energy installations, second only to California.”

Filed with the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU) in March 2009, the Solar Loan II Program was reviewed by the BPU staff, the Department of the Public Advocate, solar developers and installers, and other utilities. These discussions led to a settlement agreement that resolved various issues, paving the way for today’s approval by the BPU.

Here are the major components of the Solar Loan II Program as approved by the BPU:

  • PSE&G’s solar program will be open to all of its electric customers, including residential, commercial, industrial and municipal/governmental. The solar systems would be owned by the borrower of the loan, typically the developer or the host customer.
  • The program will be available for two years and applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis until 51 megawatts of projects have been developed.  Projects in this program may not exceed 500 kilowatts (a typical residential system is 7 kilowatts).
  • PSE&G would provide loans to developers or customers to cover about half of the cost of a solar installation project, depending on the projected output of the solar energy system and the cost of the system. The borrower would repay the principal, plus interest, over 10 years for residential customers and over 15 years for all other borrowers, a considerably longer investment timeframe than traditional lenders are willing to provide for solar installations.
  • The remaining project cost would be funded by the owner of the solar system. The owner may also be eligible for a federal investment tax credit and rebates from the NJ Clean Energy Program.  
  • Borrowers of the loan would repay the loan with cash or with Solar Renewable Energy Certificates or SRECs, which are created every time the system generates solar electricity. It takes one megawatthour of solar generation to create one SREC, which has value in the marketplace. An SREC is a New Jersey tradable product that represents the clean energy benefits of electricity generated from a solar energy system. Under the Solar Loan II program, the SRECs are guaranteed to be valued at no less than an agreed price as approved today by the BPU.
  • Initially, the SREC floor price for residential systems is $450, for non-residential systems up to 150 kw the price is $410, and for systems larger than 150 kw up to 500 kw it is $380. The floor prices offered for SRECs for new loan applications will be reduced by about 3-6 percent every 6 months.
  • PSE&G’s electric customers will pay for the cost of the solar program through the RGGI Recovery Charge (RRC), which is included in the delivery part of their monthly bill. PSE&G will sell the SRECs it receives for loan repayment in an auction, and credit the proceeds from the sale to customers through the RRC, which will offset a portion of the program costs. The average residential customer who uses 722 kilowatthours in a summer month and 6,960 kilowatthours annually will pay about 36 cents more per year than they do now.

In addition to the loan program, PSE&G has begun to implement its Solar 4 All program, investing $515 million in 80 megawatts of solar projects that will help double the state’s solar capacity and create additional green jobs. The utility is installing solar panels on 200,000 utility poles and street lights in about 300 communities. PSE&G also will develop solar gardens and roof-top installations on facilities it owns and also at third-party sites.

Source: PSE&G

aleo solar AG

Oldenburg, Prenzlau, November 13, 2009. aleo solar AG today announced an expansion to its international business in Europe: its market share in Greece is now 16 percent. Of the nearly 38 megawatts of photovoltaic power that have now been connected to the country's national grid (according to its operator, Hellenic Transmission System Operation) aleo solar has supplied more than 6 megawatts since 2007. Projects implemented range from commercial and private rooftop installations to major greenfield facilities.

Speaking during a customer event at the company's new Athens office, Jakobus Smit, CEO of aleo solar AG, explained aleo's strategy: "Our internationalization efforts are focused on Europe. We are already a sought-after partner in Greece since we can satisfy all of our customers' demands – including mono- or polycrystalline modules, thin-film modules, inverters or mounting frames. Customers are already benefiting from our expertise in marketing and sales. Over 40 Greek customers have now become part of our aleo power network."

Greece's emerging solar market is showing positive growth, thanks to the favorable terms of the Greek feed-in legislation. Rooftop installations with up to ten kilowatts of rated output have been even more attractive since mid-year: each kilowatt-hour fed into the grid is subsidized at EUR 0.55 over 25 years. Funding is adjusted annually to account for inflation and is not capped. In addition, tax rebates of 20 percent of investment costs are granted, up to a maximum of EUR 700. Nonetheless, the overall development of the Greek PV market continues to be held back by an excess of red tape.

Source: aleo solar AG