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Solar Semiconductor Announces TUV Rheinland As a Strategic Partner for Quality Process and Certification

June 18, 2008

Solar Semiconductor and TUV Rheinland announced today a strategic partnership for product certification as well as ensuring high quality processes and supplier assessment that will exceed industry standard expectations. The field of Solar Photovoltaics is characterized by rapid changes in technology and materials, underscoring the need for quality processes to be an integral part of the business. A strategic cooperative partnership with TUV Rheinland will enable Solar Semiconductor to have a speedy, yet efficient, quality-oriented process for validating new products with new materials.

“It gives me immense pleasure to see that Solar Semiconductor, a multinational company, with large scale manufacturing facilities in India, has world-class facilities and quality processes,” said Enrico Ruhle, Managing Director of TUV Rheinland. “This demonstrates the emphasis this company places on the quality of their Solar Photovoltaic modules, and unequivocally gives Solar Semiconductor a leadership status in the Photovoltaic manufacturing market.”

“All TUV Rheinland tests are followed by a very stringent factory inspection, ensuring that all manufactured products are consistent with certified products. Solar Semiconductor has shown that they are committed to producing quality products each and every time, by complying with the globally-accepted product safety, quality codes and tests governed by TUV’s strict guidelines. Solar Semiconductor has proven that they have consistency in their production process and their product quality is exceptionally high. I am proud to be associated with a company such as Solar Semiconductor,” added Mr. Ruhle.

“We have been growing rapidly and setting up multiple manufacturing facilities to meet our business goals. Having a strategic cooperative partnership with a certifying body like TUV Rheinland is a tremendous asset for us as we continue to build the highest quality PV modules,” said Ravi Surapaneni, Vice President of Solar Semiconductor Pvt. Ltd., India. “Our products were certified to the toughest performance and safety standards of the IEC 61215 and IEC 61730 after stringent tests were conducted by TUV Rheinland. Solar Semiconductor is the first company in India, and amongst the few in the world, to have certification for high power 295 Wp modules. The TUV certifications further validate Solar Semiconductor’s commitment of producing the highest quality solar panels on the market. Our pledge is to simply make the world’s best Solar Photovoltaic modules.”

About Solar Semiconductor

Solar Semiconductor, a global company produces innovative, high-quality PV modules using mono- and multi-crystalline cells and offers its products and services to the worldwide solar PV module market. As a socially responsible, global energy producer, Solar Semiconductor offers an unwavering commitment to its customers. Awarded the prestigious ISO 9001 certification for its automated manufacturing plant Solar Semiconductor focuses its attention on customers’ power and efficiency needs for today and tomorrow. For more information, visit www.solarsemiconductor.com.

About TUV Rheinland

TUV Rheinland (India) Pvt. Ltd (TUV) is a member of TUV Rheinland Group. We are a leading provider of technical services worldwide. Founded in 1872 and headquartered in Cologne, the Group employs more than 12,000 people in over 300 locations in 62 countries.

As an international service group, TUV Rheinland documents the safety and quality of new and existing products, systems and services. Their interdisciplinary competence is neutral and independent. They orient themselves to relevant standards and meaningful performance measures, and participate in developing these worldwide.

TUV Rheinland is partner oriented and aim to provide their clients with a valuable service that exceeds their quality and efficiency expectations.

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 Media Contact for Solar Semiconductor Donna Candelori Candelori Communications Inc. T: +1 408-774-3414 Email Contact  Ravi Surapaneni Solar Semiconductor Limited T: +91-9246533789 Email Contact  Media Contact for TUV Rheinland Srinivas Chakravarthy T: +91-9845295477 Email Contact

SOURCE: Solar Semiconductor Inc.




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