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Hanwha SolarOne Donates 30 kW Solar PV System to Hope School in China

  Hanwha SolarOne Donates 30 kW Solar PV System to Hope School in China

‘Happy Sunshine’ Brings Hope to the Children of China

Business Wire

BEIJING -- August 30, 2013

Hanwha Group and Hanwha SolarOne today announced that it will donate a 30 kW
solar PV system that provides continuous power support to Yuyangguan Town Hope
Primary School in Wufeng County, Hubei province. As an integral part of Hanwha
Group’s ‘Happy Sunshine’ campaign in China, this initiative, driven by Hanwha
in partnership with the China Chamber of Commerce for Import and Export of
Machinery and Electronic Products (CCCME) and the China Youth Development
Foundation, will improve the operational conditions of local schools while
helping students understand the value of renewable energy and sustainable
development. Mr. Keum Choon-Soo, President of Hanwha Group China Headquarters
and Mr. Song Jeong Hoon, Vice Presidents of Hanwha Group China Headquarters;
Mr. Guo Qi, Vice President of Hanwha SolarOne; Mr. Tu Meng, General Secretary
of the China Youth Development Foundation; Mr. Yang Chunlei, Deputy Secretary
of the China Youth Development Foundation; Mr. Wang Guiqing, CCCME Vice
Chairman; and Mr. Sun Guangbin, Secretary of CCCME’s Solar Energy & PV
Products Branch, attended today’s inaugural signing ceremony.

Commissioned by Hanwha Group, Hanwha SolarOne (Qidong) Co., Ltd. will design
and install the 30 kW distributed rooftop PV system for the Yuyangguan Town
Hope Primary School. Hanwha SolarOne will also provide the school with
comprehensive operation and maintenance training. The project, expected to be
completed by November 2013, will yield an estimated 40,000 kW of solar energy
to the Yuyangguan Town Hope Primary School.

This donation represents the first time Hanwha Group has brought together
solar power, the world’s energy hope for the future, and Hope Schools, China’s
education hope for the future. Mr. Keum Choon-Soo, President of Hanwha Group
China Headquarters said during the signing ceremony, “It’s our honor to
brighten China’s Hope Schools with Hanwha technology and bring sustainable
benefit to schools in remote areas of China. In the future, we will continue
to act as a proactive corporate citizen by engaging in more public welfare
programs with local philanthropic organizations and trade associations.”

Mr. Tu Meng, General Secretary of the China Youth Development Foundation said,
“Hanwha’s donation is as unique as it is beneficial. This is the first time
for a company to donate and install PV equipment for a Hope School, providing
them with a reliable power supply. We hope that this program expands to
include a greater number of Hope Schools and corporate sponsors.”

Mr. Wang Guiqing, Vice Chairman of CCCME agreed with Mr. Tu Meng, saying,
“Hanwha Group’s donation underscores the strength of the PV industry; this
campaign not only demonstrates PV providers’ unfaltering commitment to
corporate citizenship in China but serves as an inspiration to the industry as
a whole. We hope that more corporations in this field draw upon their diverse
strengths and technological innovations to help people in need.”

Hanwha Group is dedicated to supporting children’s education while fostering a
greater understanding of sustainable development and renewable energy. Since
‘Happy Sunshine’ began in 2011, Hanwha has donated PV equipment to welfare and
childcare centers across Korea as well as the Osterbek School in Hamburg,
Germany and Taneichi kindergarten in Hirono-cho, Japan to give more children
light for their studies.

About Hanwha SolarOne

Hanwha SolarOne Co., Ltd. (NASDAQ: HSOL) is one of the top 10 photovoltaic
manufacturers in the world, providing cost-competitive, high quality PV
modules. It is the flagship company of Hanwha Group, one of the largest
business enterprises in South Korea. Hanwha SolarOne serves the utility,
commercial, government and residential markets for a growing network of
third-party distributors, OEM manufacturers and system integrators. The
company maintains a strong presence worldwide, with employees located
throughout Europe, North America, Asia, South America, Africa and the Middle
East. As a responsible company committed to sustainability, Hanwha SolarOne is
an active member of the PV Cycle program. For more information, please visit:
http://www.hanwha-solarone.com.

Contact:

For media enquiries:
Edelman
Yvonne Shao, (8621) 6193 7558
yvonne.shao@edelman.com
or
Hanwha SolarOne
John Xi, (8621) 3852 1521
PR & Advertising Manager
john.xi@hanwha-solarone.com
 
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