Yingli Green Energy Joins WWF's Climate Savers Program

            Yingli Green Energy Joins WWF's Climate Savers Program

First Chinese company and first PV manufacturer in the Climate Savers family

PR Newswire

BAODING, China, Jan. 29, 2013

BAODING, China, Jan. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/-- Yingli Green Energy Holding
Company Limited (NYSE: YGE) ("Yingli Green Energy" or the "Company") is a
leading solar energy company and one of the world's largest vertically
integrated photovoltaic manufacturers, which markets its products under the
brand "Yingli Solar". In a statement released jointly with World Wide Fund for
Nature ("WWF"), the Company today announced that it had become the first
Chinese company and the first PV manufacturer to join the Climate Savers
program initiated by WWF.

Climate Savers is a global leadership platform which positions multinational
corporations at the forefront of the low-carbon economy. The member companies
set sector-leading targets for greenhouse gas ("GHG") reduction in their own
emissions and work with other companies, suppliers and partners to implement
innovative solutions for a clean, low carbon economy. Initiated by WWF in
1999, the Climate Savers program now counts 30 member companies, including
Johnson & Johnson, IBM, Nike, Hewlett Packard, The Collins Companies, Xanterra
Parks and Resorts, Sagawa, Sony, Tetra Pak, Lafarge, Catalyst, Novo Nordisk,
and Nokia Siemens Networks. All of these companies have pledged to reduce
their GHG emissions considerably.

Yingli Green Energy's major Climate Savers commitments include:

By the end of 2015,

  oto reduce GHG emissions per MW of PV module production by 13% compared
    with that in 2010, including direct emissions and indirect emissions from
    the consumption of electricity and heat
  oto reduce GHG emissions from purchased goods and services per MW of PV
    module production by 7% compared with that in 2010
  oto reduce GHG emissions from upstream transportation by 10% compared with
    that in 2010

"At Yingli, we work on the mission of providing affordable green energy to the
world every day," said Mr. Liansheng Miao, Chairman and CEO of Yingli Green
Energy. "We have also been dedicatedly carrying out our corporate social and
environmental responsibilities through constantly reducing our energy
consumption and GHG emissions in our production and operations. In addition,
we aspire to leverage our industry leadership to lead the PV industry's
transition to low-carbon production. By 2015, we hope to launch a Global Green
Solar PV Manufacturing Standard, which aims at promoting energy consumption
reduction, increasing utilization percentage of renewable energy and reducing
GHG emissions. We look forward to working more broadly with WWF and joining
hands with other Climate Savers to lead the world's transition to a low carbon

"As an industry leader, Yingli has been committed to transforming cutting-edge
technologies into high-performance products," said Mr. Jingfeng Xiong, Vice
President and Chief Climate Officer of Yingli Green Energy. "While pursuing
this target, we have been constantly reducing energy consumption and GHG
emissions in our production and operation in order to provide greener and
cleaner PV products to our customers. We know that cutting carbon emissions
and spurring economic growth can go hand in hand. Through conducting a series
of activities to accomplish our Climate Savers commitments, we will also be
able to effectively reduce our energy consumption and further enhance our cost

By the end of 2012, Yingli Green Energy has provided nearly 6,000 MW of
high-quality PV modules to customers worldwide, powering approximately 800,000
households with green electricity every year. Compared with conventional
thermal power generation, these modules can reduce approximately 200 million
tons of GHG emissions during the 25-year life cycle.

"The Climate Savers program is a very exclusive club," said Peter Beaudoin,
CEO of WWF-China. "Only companies agreeing to be industry leaders in cutting
CO2 emissions and supporting growth of clean, renewable energy are accepted as
members. China has global manufacturing leaders, is beginning to have global
innovation leaders, and now is beginning to have global leaders in the fight
against climate change as well."

About Yingli Green Energy

Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited (NYSE: YGE), which markets its
products under 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. In August 2012, Yingli Green
Energy reached a balanced vertically integrated production capacity of 2,450
MW per year, from facilities located in Baoding, Haikou, Tianjin and Hengshui,
respectively. Yingli Green Energy distributes its photovoltaic modules to a
wide range of markets, including Germany, Spain, Italy, Greece, France, South
Korea, China, Japan and the United States. Headquartered in Baoding, China,
Yingli Green Energy has more than 20 subsidiaries and branch offices
worldwide. Yingli Green Energy is publicly listed on the New York Stock
Exchange (NYSE: YGE). For more information, please visit www.yinglisolar.com.

About WWF

WWF is one of the world's largest and most respected independent conservation
organizations, with over 5 million supporters and a global network active in
over 100 countries. WWF's mission is to stop the degradation of the Earth's
natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with
nature, by conserving the world's biological diversity, ensuring that the use
of renewable natural resources is sustainable, and promoting the reduction of
pollution and wasteful consumption. www.panda.org

Safe Harbor Statement

This press release contains forward-looking statements. These statements
constitute "forward-looking" statements within the meaning of Section 21E of
the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and as defined in the U.S.
Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking
statements can be identified by terminology such as "will," "expects,"
"anticipates," "future," "intends," "plans," "believes," "estimates," "target"
and similar statements. Such statements are based upon management's current
expectations and current market and operating conditions, and relate to events
that involve known or unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, all of
which are difficult to predict and many of which are beyond Yingli Green
Energy's control, which may cause Yingli Green Energy's actual results,
performance or achievements to differ materially from those in the
forward-looking statements. Further information regarding these and other
risks, uncertainties or factors is included in Yingli Green Energy's filings
with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Yingli Green Energy does not
undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statement as a result
of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required under
applicable law.

For further information, please contact:

Yingli Green Energy

In China:

Qing Miao
Vice President of Corporate Communications
Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited
Tel: +86-312-8929787
Email:  ir@yinglisolar.com

In the Americas:

Helena Kimball
Head of Marketing
Yingli Green Energy Americas Inc.
Tel: +1-603-5915812
Email: helena.kimball@yingliamericas.com

In Europe:

Rebecca Jarschel
Marketing Communications Manager
Yingli Green Energy Europe GmbH
Tel: +49-89-540303412
Email: rebecca.jarschel@ygee.eu

SOURCE Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited

Website: http://www.yinglisolar.com
Website: http://www.panda.org
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