5.12.2006: Meldung: Enters New Markets Successfully
During 2006, GiraSolar presented itself at a number of solar conferences and exhibitions in the USA, the EU and in the PRC. Next to existing markets like Germany, emerging markets such as Italy, Greece, California and Spain were spearheads in GiraSolar"s marketing campaign.
Wieland Koornstra, CEO of GiraSolar BV, stated: "In Spain, GiraSolar"s approach proved efficient. This year GiraSolar supplied approximately 5MWp of product to Spain, not only solar modules, but a balance of system components (BOS) such as inverters and installation materials, as well as technical assistance. At an estimated volume of the Spanish market of 40MWp for 2006, this means we currently have a 12% market share in one of the fastest growing solar markets worldwide."
Harry Keijzer, CO Business Development, added: "Following our successful efforts to enter the Spanish market we are now in the process of establishing ourselves in Italy and Greece as well. In these emerging markets we expect the same rapid growth for 2007 as we have seen in Germany and Spain. In the USA we are active in strengthening our position and we are diligently working on acquisitions and partnerships in Arizona, New Mexico and California. We have identified partners and established good working relationships in these countries, which will help the company play a significant role in these markets."
Through 2006 GiraSolar was present at the following events:
-- SEMICON Europa, Munich, Germany (April)
-- Intersolar 2006, Freiburg, Germany (June)
-- 21st PV SEC, Dresden, Germany (Sept.)
-- PowerEXPO - Feria de Zaragoza, Saragossa, Spain (Sept.)
-- Solar Power 2006 Conference & Expo, San Jose, CA, USA (Oct.)
-- Casa Energia Expo 2006, Milan, Italy (Oct.)
-- ENERGY 2006: International Exhibition in Athens, Greece (Nov.)
About GiraSolar, Inc.
GiraSolar, Inc. is a US-Dutch holding company based in Ann Arbor with its operational HQ in Deventer, The Netherlands, through GiraSolar BV. It is an umbrella organization for subsidiaries, partners and affiliated entities, active in the field of solar energy product development, production and application. GiraSolar"s three subsidiaries consist of 100% owned DutchSolar B.V., 51% owned GiraSolar Turkey Ltd. Ste. (GST), and 100% owned GiraMundo B.V. The group focuses with its business activities on silicon, solar cells, solar modules and solar energy systems. www.girasolar.com
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