LDK Solar Acquires Controlling Interest of Solar Green Technology S.p.A.
XINYU CITY, China and SUNNYVALE, Calif., July 14, 2009 – LDK Solar Co., Ltd. (NYSE:LDK), a leading manufacturer of multicrystalline solar wafers, today announced the acquisition of a controlling interest of Solar Green Technology S.p.A. (“SGT”), an expert system integrator in the Italian market.
LDK Solar acquired 70% of Solar Green Technology S.p.A’s shares. This investment will boost LDK Solar’s efforts to develop additional projects and strengthen its presence in the Italian PV sector. SGT will provide project opportunities and technical support in terms of realization and control of PV turnkey plants to LDK Solar.
“We are very excited to acquire a controlling interest of Solar Green Technology,” stated Xiaofeng Peng, Chairman and CEO of LDK Solar. “SGT’s management and workforce have demonstrated strong competence and boasts solid experience in the PV market. We believe access to SGT’s wealth of resources will be an effective and immediate tool for LDK Solar efforts in managing development activity in the Italian PV market, which is currently one of the most dynamic and profitable European markets.”
“We are pleased to have LDK Solar acquire a majority interest of SGT,” commented Giuseppe Truglio, one of the Solar Green Technology’s founders. “This investment will enable SGT to grow rapidly through its involvement in several of LDK Solar’s important plant projects in Italy and throughout Europe. Given the current development stage of the Italian PV market, we are excited to increase our exposure in such a profitable and promising market.”
About LDK Solar (NYSE: LDK)
LDK Solar Co., Ltd. is a leading manufacturer of multicrystalline solar wafers, which are the principal raw material used to produce solar cells. LDK Solar sells multicrystalline wafers globally to manufacturers of photovoltaic products, including solar cells and solar modules. In addition, LDK Solar provides wafer processing services to monocrystalline and multicrystalline solar cell and module manufacturers. LDK Solar's headquarters and manufacturing facilities are located in Hi-Tech Industrial Park, Xinyu City, Jiangxi Province in the People's Republic of China. LDK Solar's office in the United States is located in Sunnyvale, California.
About Solar Green Technology
Solar Green Technology is one of the most experienced Italian system integrators of turnkey PV plants. Its headquarters is located in Milano and the main activity area is the whole Italian territory. The company is focused on the realization of commercial/industrial PV plants and PV parks.
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