26.04.06

26.4.2006: Meldung: Evergreen Solar Begins Volume Shipments From New Plant in Germany

Evergreen Solar, Inc., a manufacturer of solar power products with its proprietary, low-cost String Ribbon(TM) wafer technology, today announced that the new EverQ manufacturing plant in Thalheim, Germany, has begun making volume shipments of finished solar modules to the Company"s customers.
The Thalheim plant manufactures Evergreen Solar"s new, more powerful Spruce Line(TM) of photovoltaic panels. The Spruce line includes panels up to 190W. Products fabricated at the EverQ plant use Evergreen Solar"s patented String Ribbon manufacturing process. String Ribbon is substantially more efficient in the use of silicon than conventional sliced crystalline technologies.
"Our customers indicate they are very pleased to begin receiving these higher-output modules from Evergreen," said Terry Bailey, Evergreen Solar"s Senior VP Marketing and Sales. "These Spruce modules were designed directly with our customers" input to better suit certain applications. We"re delighted to be able to commence production of this new line."

EverQ is a strategic partnership of Evergreen Solar, Q-Cells AG of Germany, and Renewable Energy Corporation ASA of Norway. Q-Cells is the world"s largest independent manufacturer of crystalline silicon solar cells. Renewable Energy Corporation, one of the world"s largest manufacturers of solar-grade silicon and multicrystalline wafers, is contracted to supply the EverQ plant with silicon for the next seven years.
About Evergreen Solar, Inc.
Evergreen Solar, Inc. develops, manufactures and markets solar power products using proprietary, low-cost manufacturing technologies. The Company"s patented crystalline silicon technology, known as String Ribbon, uses significantly less silicon than conventional approaches. Evergreen"s products provide reliable and environmentally clean electric power for residential and commercial applications globally. For more information about the Company, please visit www.evergreensolar.com.
Evergreen Solar(R) is a registered trademark and String Ribbon(TM) and Spruce Line(TM) are trademarks of Evergreen Solar, Inc.

Contact:
Evergreen Solar, Inc.
Chris Lawson, 508-357-2221 X7214
Director Marketing Communications
clawson@evergreensolar.com

SOURCE: Evergreen Solar, Inc.
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