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Hanwha SolarOne Announces Latest Modules to Receive UL, MCS And TUV Quality Certifications

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Hanwha SolarOne Announces Latest Modules to Receive UL, MCS And TUV Quality Certifications22:45 EDT Thursday, April 21, 2011SHANGHAI, April 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Hanwha SolarOne Co., Ltd. ("Hanwha SolarOne" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: HSOL), a vertically integrated manufacturer of silicon ingots, wafers and photovoltaic ("PV") cells and modules in China, today announced quality certifications for its new crystalline solar modules in the British, North American, and German markets.  The new certifications come from three independent quality certification bodies including U.S.-based Underwriters Laboratories Inc. ("UL"), UK-based Microgeneration Certification Scheme ("MCS"), and Germany's Technischer Uberwachungs-Verein [Technical Inspection Association] ("TUV Rheinland"). To date, Hanhwa SolarOne has maintained a strong portfolio of UL-certified crystalline modules.  Long recognized as a guarantee of high performance, safety, environmental friendliness and quality, certification from UL is essential for products sold in the U.S. market.  The Company's most recent certifications include its X-tra serial and Black Diamond modules, as well as some from its standard line.The Company has also validated a significant number of modules through TUV Rheinland, recognized across Europe as the highest guarantee of product safety and performance.  Similarly, for the UK market, products bearing the MCS mark are likely to be seen as the preferred option in the market place.  MCS is also linked to financial incentives which include feed in tariffs.Dr. Peter Xie, President and Chief Executive Officer of Hanwha SolarOne, commented, "I am very pleased to announce the latest international certification achievements of our newest crystalline modules. As we grow into a global company, we continue to make every effort to ensure the market-leading safety, reliability and performance that our brand has become known for, is extended to all of our customers.  The UL certification extends even more of our high-quality products to the North American market, while the MCS and TUV Rheinland labels will enhance our offerings in the United Kingdom and EU.  The certifications are a great accomplishment, and are a strong signal of our company's commitment to expanding in these markets."Recent certified modules:ULTUVMCSX-tra serial SF160-24-MxxxLSF190-27-PxxxLSF220-30-PxxxLSF260-36-PxxxLX-tra serial SF160-24-MxxxLSF190-27-PxxxLSF220-30-PxxxLSF260-36-PxxxLOtherSF160-24-1MxxxSF190-27-1PxxxSF220-30-1PxxxSF260-36-1PxxxBlack Diamond SF160-24-MxxxB SF190-27-PxxxBSF220-30-PxxxBSF260-36-PxxxBBlack DiamondSF160-24-MxxxBSF190-27-PxxxBSF220-30-PxxxBSF260-36-PxxxBSAFE HARBOR STATEMENT  This press release contains forward-looking statements. These statements constitute "forward-looking" statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and as defined in the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties and actual results may differ materially from such estimates depending on future events and other changes in business climate and market conditions.  Hanwha SolarOne disclaims any obligation to update or correct any forward-looking statements.About Hanwha SolarOne Hanwha SolarOne Co., Ltd. (NASDAQ: HSOL) is a vertically integrated manufacturer of silicon ingots, wafers, PV cells and modules.  Hanwha SolarOne offers high-quality, reliable products and services at competitive prices.  Partnering with third party distributors, OEM manufacturers, and system integrators, Hanwha SolarOne serves the utility, commercial/government, and residential markets.  The company maintains a strong worldwide presence with employees located throughout Europe, North America, and Asia and embraces environmental responsibility and sustainability with an active role in the voluntary photovoltaic recycling program.  The Company benefits from its strategic partnership with its largest shareholder Hanwha Group who is active in solar project development and financing and plans to produce polysilicon in the future.  For more information visit: HSOL-G  For further information, please contact:Investor Contact:Paul CombsV.P. Strategic PlanningBuilding 1, 18th Floor1199 Minsheng Road, Shanghai, PRC 200135P. R. ChinaTel:  86-21-3852 1533 / Mobile:  86 138 1612 2768E-mail: paul.combs@hanwha-solarone.comChristensenKathy LiTel:  +1 480 614 3036E-mail:  kli@ChristensenIR.comTip FlemingTel:  + 852 9212 0684E-mail:  tfleming@ChristensenIR.comSOURCE Hanwha SolarOne Co., Ltd.