A-Power Selects Mr. Shan Lee as Interim Chief Operating Officer

SHENYANG, China, July 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- A-Power Energy Generation Systems, Ltd. (NASDAQ: APWR) ("A-Power"), a leading provider of distributed power generation systems in China and a manufacturer of wind turbines, today announced that Mr. Shan Lee has been selected as A-Power's Interim Chief Operating Officer, effective on July 7, 2011.

Mr. Shan Lee has extensive experience in engineering, financial services, and commercial real estate.

Mr. Lee's most recent position was as Executive Vice President and Principal of Daum Commercial Real Estate Services in the City of Industry, California where he was involved in all significant phases of commercial and industrial real estate development, consulting, brokerage, management, and investment advisory services. His major clients included public companies, financial institutions, real estate investment trusts, major developers, and regional companies in various industries, both domestic and overseas.

Mr. Lee holds two master degrees, a master of science in electrical engineering from the University of Texas and a master of science in engineering management from the University of Southern California. His broad educational background and professional experience gives him strong analytical skills, unyielding discipline, and in-depth knowledge of the industries that he has served. He has extensive contacts in Pacific Rim countries and is fluent in Chinese.

Prior to joining Daum Commercial Real Estate Services in California, Mr. Lee worked with a high-tech start-up company, Compression Labs in San Jose, California, as a design engineer where he designed the pioneer video codec for the commercial broadcast quality video signal. As a senior system engineer at North American Philips/Magnavox Advanced Products & Systems Co., Torrance, California, he developed land-based and shipborne satellite navigation and communication terminals and designed the servo and control system for a shipborne phased-array antenna system. As a senior system engineer at Citigroup/Transaction Technologies, Inc., Santa Monica, California, he designed and developed the first home banking terminal and wireless banking terminals. He also worked with a local stock brokerage firm.

Mr. Lee currently serves as a commissioner of the Los Angeles County Business License Commission. He is actively involved with various community and professional organizations, including American Industrial Real Estate Association, Hacienda Heights Improvement Association, and the Chinese American Engineers & Scientists Association. He is 59.

About A-Power

A-Power Energy Generation Systems, Ltd. ("A-Power"), through its China-based operating subsidiaries, is a leading provider of distributed power generation systems in China and is expanding into the production of alternative power generation systems. Focusing on energy-efficient and environmentally friendly distributed power generation projects of 25 to 400 megawatts, A-Power also operates one of the largest wind turbine manufacturing facilities in China. A-Power acquired Evatech Co. Ltd., a designer and manufacturer of industrial equipment for amorphous-silicon photovoltaic panels, in January 2010.

In addition to the establishment of strategic relationships with some of the world's leading wind energy design and engineering companies, A-Power has formed joint research programs with Tsinghua University and the China Academy of Sciences to develop and commercialize other renewable energy technologies.

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A-Power Energy Generation Systems, Ltd.

Richard Cai

Mobile: +86 131 2230 4436 in China



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Source: A-Power Energy Generation Systems, Ltd.
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