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SolarWorld Earns Place on U.S. Government’s Roster of Pre-Approved Solar-System Suppliers

  SolarWorld Earns Place on U.S. Government’s Roster of Pre-Approved
  Solar-System Suppliers

Supply schedule contract speeds SolarWorld solar panels and services to
federal units

Business Wire

HILLSBORO, Ore. -- June 20, 2013

The General Services Administration (GSA), a federal agency that supports
basic operational functions of the U.S. government, has awarded a Federal
Supply Schedule Contract to SolarWorld, the largest U.S. solar manufacturer
for more than 35 years. The contract authorizes SolarWorld to sell solar
panels and complete solar systems directly to federal government agencies,
offices and departments, including the Department of Defense, by dint of
streamlined processes and procedures.

The contract, which began in May, allows SolarWorld to offer solar
engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services – for projects
ranging from 20 kilowatts to 2 megawatts – to federal-government customers
under pre-negotiated terms, conditions and pricing.

The SolarWorld contract is part of a procurement program commonly referred to
as the “GSA Schedules” program. The federal government’s premier contracting
vehicle, the GSA Schedules program facilitates about $50 billion a year in
spending and accounts for 10 percent of all federal procurement. The program
establishes long-term, government-wide contracts with independent companies to
help federal units purchase millions of dollars’ worth of products and
services at volume-discount pricing every month.

“We look forward to participating in a program that gives the U.S. government
faster, easier, more efficient access to SolarWorld’s American-made solar
technology,” said Kevin Kilkelly, president of SolarWorld Americas, the
company’s commercial unit based in Camarillo, Calif.

SolarWorld’s contract (number GS-21F-131AA), which was awarded under GSA
Schedule 03FAC – Facilities Maintenance and Management, will be valid for an
initial five-year period, with three five-year extension options thereafter.

About SolarWorld

SolarWorld AG manufactures solar power systems and in doing so contributes to
a cleaner energy supply worldwide. The company, located in Bonn, employs
approximately 2,500 people and carries out production in Freiberg, Germany,
and Hillsboro, USA. From raw material silicon to the solar module, SolarWorld
manages all stages of production ‒ including its own research and development.
Through an international distribution network, SolarWorld supplies customers
all over the world with solar modules and complete systems. The company
maintains high social standards at all locations across the globe, and has
committed itself to resource- and energy-efficient production. SolarWorld has
been publicly traded on the stock market since 1999. More information at
www.solarworld-usa.com.

Contact:

SolarWorld Industries America
Devon Cichoski, Media Relations Manager
Office: 805-388-6388
Mobile: 805-377-2905
Devon.Cichoski@SolarWorld-USA.com