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Hanwha SolarOne Launches New Generation HSL Series

<p> <i>“Stronger, smaller and lighter module with anti-PID technology”</i> </p>

Monday, April 08, 2013

Hanwha SolarOne Launches New Generation HSL Series

12:00 EDT Monday, April 08, 2013

SHANGHAI (Business Wire) -- Hanwha SolarOne Co. Ltd. (Hanwha SolarOne), a top-10 global photovoltaic manufacturer of high-quality solar modules at competitive costs, today announced the global launch of its new generation modules – the HSL Series. Compared to previous generation modules, these offer a smaller and lighter design, higher power output and enhanced durability, with new features like anti-PID (potential induced degradation) technology, anti-salt mist corrosion and increased snow and wind loads.

“The launch of Hanwha SolarOne's new polycrystalline modules marks a significant milestone in the evolution of our product offerings. Made with Hanwha SolarOne's industry-leading technology, these modules deliver high performance at a competitive cost to meet the needs of our customers,” said Hanwha SolarOne President Min-Su Kim. “As the world's most reliable partner in solar, we will continue to develop a wider range of industry-leading technology and solutions that provide the best value for our customers.”

Hanwha SolarOne's HSL Series is built for utility, commercial and residential applications. Approximately 2 percent smaller than the previous generation, these modules yield an average 2 percent higher module efficiency. With 30 percent greater protection against snow and 65 percent better wind resistance, they can withstand a snow load of up to 7000pa and a wind load of up to 4000pa. Additionally, at 1.5kg lighter than the previous generation, the new HSL Series is easier and more cost-effective to pack, transport and install. HSL60 Poly and HSL72 Poly are the first among HSL Series modules to have passed the stringent TUV Rheinland PID test.

Backed by a 25-year linear power warranty and 12-year workmanship warranty, HSL Series modules have enhanced quality assurance with International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) and Underwriters Laboratories (UL) certification, signaling Hanwha SolarOne's commitment to delivering high-quality products to every region in the world.

About Hanwha SolarOne

Hanwha SolarOne Co., Ltd. (NASDAQ: HSOL) is one of the top 10 photovoltaic manufacturers in the world, providing cost-competitive, high quality PV modules. It is the flagship company of Hanwha Group, a FORTUNE global 500 company. Hanwha SolarOne serves the utility, commercial, government and residential markets for a growing network of third-party distributors, OEM manufacturers and system integrators. The company maintains a strong presence worldwide, 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. For more information, please visit: http://www.hanwha-solarone.com.

Hanwha SolarOne
John Xi, +86 21 38521521
PR & Advertising Manager
john.xi@hanwha-solarone.com

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