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Apollo Solar Energy, Inc. Reports Full Year 2008 Financial Results

April 15, 2009

CHENGDU, China, April 15 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ — The Board of
Directors of Apollo Solar Energy, Inc., (OTC Bulletin Board: ASOE; “Apollo
Solar Energy” or “the Company”), a leading vertically integrated miner,
refiner and producer of tellurium (Te) and high-purity tellurium based metals
for specific segments of the global electronic materials market, today
announced financial results for the full year ended December 31, 2008.

For the twelve months ended December 31, 2008, net sales increased 248% to
$6.9 million compared to $2.0 million for the previous year.

Gross profit for 2008 increased 164% to $1.8 million compared to $1.1
million
in the prior year.

Total operating expenses for 2008 were $1.5 million, or 21.7% of net sales,
compared to $0.2 million, or 9.7% of net sales, in the prior year.

Operating profit for 2008 was $0.29 million compared to $0.49 million in
the prior year.

Net income for 2008 was $18,592, or $0.001 per diluted share, compared to
$493,922, or $0.01 per diluted share in the prior year. “We are excited about
our operating results for 2008, especially in light of the current economic
conditions. It has been a challenging year as we had the earth quake in May
that in addition to being devastating, stopped all our production. We were
also in transition for a majority of the year, building a new production
facility and moving from the old production facility to the new facility. We
are now well positioned to take advantage of this modern facility and make use
of the capacity to produce more products to sell to our customers,” commented
Mr. Hou Renyi, CEO and Chairman of Apollo Solar Energy, Inc.

On April 10, the Company signed a variable interest entity agreement
(“VIE”) with Sichuan Xinju Mineral Resources Development Corporation and
certain of its shareholders holding a majority of its voting stock. Under the
terms of the VIE, the Company was granted the exclusive exploration rights to
the Dashuigou area and mining rights to the tellurium mine in Majiagou owned
by Xinju in accordance with a license granted by the Chinese government, which
extends through January, 2013, subject to potential renewal thereafter.

Commenting on the VIE, Mr. Hou said: “We are extremely pleased with the
VIE agreements. They give us access to another tellurium mine. We intend to
source 60 to 70% of tellurium from these mines by 2010 and this will put us in
a very competitive cost position. The exploration rights in the Dashuigou area
assigned to us through the VIE will allow us to explore potential deposits of
tellurium in the area as well.”

About Apollo Solar Energy, Inc.

Apollo Solar Energy, Inc., through its wholly owned subsidiary, Sichuan
Apollo Solar S&T Co., Ltd., is primarily engaged in mining, refining and
producing tellurium (Te) and high-purity tellurium based metals for specific
segments of the global electronic materials market. The Company’s products
include CdTe thin-film compounds, CIGS thin-film compounds, Ultra-high purity
metals, and commercial-purity metals.

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or circumstances.

SOURCE Apollo Solar Energy, Inc.


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