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Apollo Solar Announces Results of Independent Technical Review of Dashuigou and Majiagou Tellurium Projects

May 12, 2009

CHENGDU, China, May 12 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ — 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 that Behre Dolbear Asia, Inc.
(“BDASIA”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Behre Dolbear & Company, Inc. (“Behre
Dolbear”) of Denver, CO, issued their final report on May 3, 2009 titled
“Independent Technical Review of the Dashuigou and Majiagou Tellurium Projects
in Sichuan Province, the People’s Republic of China.” The Board of Directors
of the Company engaged Behre Dolbear & Company, Inc. to undertake an
independent technical review of the Dashuigou and Majiagou Projects and to
produce a technical report for the resource estimates of the two properties.

The technical review covers the Dashuigou and Majiagou tellurium projects
and the surrounding exploration area, which are controlled by Apollo Solar
Energy through its subsidiaries and affiliates in China. BDASIA professionals
visited the Dashuigou and Majiagou tellurium project site, reviewed the
project mineral rights, geology and mineralization, assay database, and
resource estimation. Mineral resources of the properties have been reviewed in
accordance with the Australasian Code for Reporting Exploration Results,
Mineral Resources and Ore Reserves (the “JORC Code”) prepared by the Joint Ore
Reserves Committee of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy,
Australian Institute of Geoscientists and Minerals Council of Australia in
1999 and revised in 2004.

Based on BDASIA’s review, the mineral resource estimates as of December
31, 2008
using the JORC Code for Apollo’s Dashuigou and Majiagou Projects are
summarized in the table below. The resource estimates have generally been
confirmed by small scale mine production from 2002 to 2008 and sampling by an
independent mining consultant from the United States, considering the mining
dilution and mining losses.


     Mineral Resource Estimates for the Dashuigou and Majiagou Projects -
                              December 31, 2008
                                                                    Contained
    Project             JORC               Tonnage   Grade (%)      Metal (t)
                     Resource Class          (t)      Te     Bi     Te     Bi

    Dashuigou         Indicated              9,400   1.40   1.79    131   168
                      Inferred              20,800   0.51   0.77    105   160
                      Subtotal              30,200   0.78   1.09    236   328
    Majiagou          Indicated              8,600   1.92   3.07    165   263
                      Inferred               4,800   2.22   3.60    107   174
                      Subtotal              13,400   2.03   3.26    272   437
    Total             Indicated             18,000   1.65   2.40    296   431
                      Inferred              25,600   0.83   1.31    212   334
                      Total                 43,600   1.17   1.76    508   765

    Note: All tonnage in the table is in (metric) tonnes. The resource
          estimates in the table are in-situ quantities, and significant
          mining dilution and mining losses may occur during mining of the
          estimated resources as these resources occur mostly in small narrow
          veins.

In the report, BDASIA indicated that the Dashuigou and Majiagou tellurium
projects are the only reported mineral deposits in which tellurium is found as
the primary economic element in the world. BDASIA further indicated that there
are more mineralized veins within the Dashuigou and Majiagou mining license
areas and in the Dashuigou exploration license area that have not been
sufficiently explored to date, therefore, indicating a significant upside
potential for the estimated resources.

“The undertaking of an independent technical report by Behre Dolbear &
Company, Inc. is a very important step in the future growth of Apollo Solar
Energy,” said Mr. Renyi Hou, Chief Executive Officer of Apollo Solar Energy,
Behre Dolbear is one of the oldest, continually operating minerals industry
consulting firms in the world, with previous experience on several mining
projects in China. We were pleased they were able to take on this important
project for Apollo Solar Energy.”

About Apollo Solar Energy, Inc.

Apollo Solar Energy, Inc., through its subsidiaries and affiliates in
China, 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.

About Behre Dolbear & Company, Inc.

Behre Dolbear is one of the oldest, continually operating, mineral
industry consulting firms in the world. Since 1911, we have specialized in
studies for commercial and multilateral financial institutions, mining
companies, governments and governmental agencies, legal firms, and other
parties with interests in the minerals industry. Behre Dolbear’s global
experience covers the full spectrum of technical, operational and financial
issues in a broad range of commodities including base and precious metals,
coal, industrial minerals, diamonds and gemstones, ferrous metals, and
construction materials.

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SOURCE Apollo Solar Energy, Inc.


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