Yingli Green Energy to supply 200 MW of PV modules to Centinela Solar Energy Facility Project

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Yingli Green Energy to supply 200 MW of PV modules to Centinela Solar Energy Facility Project

Greentech Lead China: Yingli Green Energy, a solar energy
company and vertically integrated photovoltaic manufacturer, announced Yingli
Americas was selected to supply 200 MW-dc of utility-scale solar PV modules for
the Centinela Solar Energy Facility Project (“Centinela Project”).

The 170 megawatt-ac project, designed to be one of the
largest solar projects in the world, is situated on 1,600 acres approximately
90 miles east of San Diego in Imperial County, California, and
is estimated to achieve commercial operation in the middle of 2014. The project
is segmented in two phases, each phase with a separate release notice,
currently pending notification for the second phase.

Centinela Solar Energy, a member of the power generation
and transmission project developer, LS Power Group, recently awarded Fluor
Corporation the lump-sum engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC)
contract, as well as the operations and maintenance service contract for the
Centinela Project.

The power generated by the installation will be purchased
by San Diego Gas and Electric through 20-year power purchase agreements with
Centinela Solar Energy, LLC. The facility, which will generate enough
electricity to power more than 60,000 homes, is one of the first significant
projects to feed into the Sunrise Powerlink Transmission Line.

Robert Petrina, Yingli Americas’ managing director, said,
“The expansion of the utility-scale market in the U.S. is instrumental in
securing our country’s clean energy future. We are proud to be chosen for this
milestone project that demanded the highest levels of product and performance
guarantees. We are now working with several of the top utility companies in the
nation, and are cementing our reputation as the ideal module supplier for
large-scale projects.”

“Yingli Americas has methodically established itself
as the partner of choice for utility-scale projects across the U.S. By
establishing a superior process to address both the commercial and technical
hurdles such projects present, we are extremely confident in our ability to
execute such mega projects,” said Mathew Sachs, Yingli Americas’ director
of Business Development.

Liansheng Miao, chairman and chief executive officer of
Yingli Green Energy, added, “We recognize that our announcement of the
largest project in Yingli’s history comes during a challenging time in the
global solar industry. Our team remains dedicated to its core business, and we
are honored to continue delivering these remarkable results.”

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