ReneSola Signs RMB800 Million Project Loan Agreement with China Construction Bank for Sichuan Polysilicon Production Facility

2009-01-28 20:10 1159

JIASHAN, China, Jan. 27 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- ReneSola Ltd ("ReneSola" or the "Company"), a leading Chinese manufacturer of solar wafers, today announced that its wholly owned subsidiary Sichuan ReneSola Material Co. Ltd. signed a RMB800 million (approximately US$117 million) five-year project loan agreement with China Construction Bank, Sichuan Branch to support the construction of ReneSola's polysilicon production facility in Meishan, Sichuan province.

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"We are pleased to announce that we've secured additional financing for our Sichuan polysilicon manufacturing facility," said Charles Bai, ReneSola's chief financial officer. "The agreement, combined with previously acquired financing, provides ReneSola with approximately 90% of the capital necessary to fund the project to completion. Our ability to secure capital in a tight credit environment demonstrates confidence in the development and operation of our polysilicon facility and faith in our management team's track record of delivering positive results."

The Company noted that pilot production for phase one of its Sichuan polysilicon manufacturing facility is expected to commence late in the second quarter of 2009 and phase two pilot production is expected to commence late in the third quarter of 2009. Each phase will consist of 1,500 metric tones ("MT") of polysilicon production. As part of the Company's long-term strategy, the 3,000 MT Sichuan facility will provide ReneSola with a stable and low-cost source of polysilicon feedstock, enhancing its position as a leading wafer producer within the industry."

About ReneSola

ReneSola Ltd ("ReneSola") is a leading global manufacturer of solar wafers based in China. Capitalizing on proprietary technologies and technical

know-how, ReneSola manufactures monocrystalline and multicrystalline solar wafers. In addition, ReneSola strives to enhance its competitiveness through upstream integration into virgin polysilicon manufacturing. ReneSola possesses a global network of suppliers and customers that include some of the leading global manufacturers of solar cells and modules. ReneSola's shares are currently traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: SOL) and the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange (AIM: SOLA). For more information about ReneSola, please visit .

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For further information, please contact:

ReneSola Ltd

Mr. Charles Bai

Tel: +86-573-8477-3061


Ogilvy Financial, Beijing

Mr. Derek Mitchell

Tel: +86-10-8520-6284


Ogilvy Financial, New York

Mr. Thomas Smith

Tel: +1-212-880-5269


Hanson Westhouse Limited, London

Mr. Tim Feather

Tel: +44-20-7601-6100


Mr. Richard Baty

Tel: +44-20-7601-6100


Source: ReneSola Ltd
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