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EANS-News: Sunways solar cells for the largest transparent photovoltaic roof in the USA

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Subtitle: - Transparent design solar cells for multifunctional energy roof
- Biggest order for building-integrated photovoltaics to date

Konstanz/Germany (euro adhoc) - 17 October 2012 - Sunways AG (SWW:GR, SWWG.DE,
ISIN DE0007332207), has received its largest individual order for
building-integrated photovoltaics to date: the Konstanz-based photovoltaics
specialist is supplying semitransparent design solar cells for the new US head
office of pharmaceutical company Novartis. The new construction in East Hanover,
New Jersey, will see the installation of the largest transparent photovoltaic
roof in the USA. Renowned architectural firm Rafael Viñoly from New York
designed an open and transparent office building for the company's oncology

The innovative energy roof underlines the modern architecture of the completely
glazed office complex and will be implemented by Onyx Solar/New York. What is so
special about it: A special process provides the semitransparent solar cells
with square cut-out openings. This leads to transparency levels of around 10
percent. The staggered arrangement of the solar cells in individually
manufactured solar glass modules leads to additional transparency for daylight.
The result is an aesthetic solar roof as a multifunctional solution: it not only
protects against environmental influences but also uses existing surfaces for
the production of renewable energy while rendering natural lighting and shading

Sunways is supplying over 161,000 monocrystalline, semitransparent design solar
cells (5 x 5 inch / 125 x 125 mm) for the project in East Hanover. They will be
installed in 820 bespoke glass modules. The end product will be a roof area of
around 2,547 square metres with a rated output of 295 kilowatts. 

As well as solar cells for transparent roof and facade solutions, Sunways also
has a range of coloured solar cells for design-oriented, aesthetic solutions in
building-integrated photovoltaics. Find out more at

About Novartis
Novartis AG is a major pharmaceutical company with headquarters in
Basel/Switzerland. The company has a global workforce of approximately 126,000
and generated turnover totalling almost $ 60 billion in 2011. Novartis was
ranked 6th in 2010 and 34th in 2011 out of the 500 largest companies worldwide
in Newsweek's "Green Rankings". Find out more at

About Rafael Viñoly
Born in 1944 in Uruguay, Rafael Viñoly is an internationally renowned architect.
He founded an architectural firm in New York/USA in 1983 and today it also has
offices in Los Angeles, London, Abu Dhabi and Bahrain. Rafael Viñoly Architects
PC was one of the finalists in the competition for the reconstruction of the
World Trade Center in New York. Find out more at

About Onyx Solar
The Onyx Solar Group LLC develops and implements solutions for the replacement
of conventional building materials in the construction of energy-efficient
buildings. The company is based in New York/USA and has offices in Spain and
Columbia. Find out more at

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About Sunways
Sunways AG, Konstanz/Germany, stands for consistent use of solar energy to
secure long-term energy supply of man in an efficient and sustainable manner.
Sunways offers technological competence, performance and highest quality - from
single components to complete solar systems.
Since its foundation in 1993, Sunways AG evolved into a technology leader in the
photovoltaics industry serving international markets. With silicon-based solar
cells, inverters, solar modules and solar systems, the company offers all
components required for high-yield photovoltaic power generation. With
photovoltaic solutions tailored to customers' needs (transparent and coloured
solar cells, building- integrated photovoltaic installations), Sunways turns
exceptional ideas into reality.
Sunways Production GmbH in Arnstadt/Germany is a subsidiary of Sunways AG; in
addition, the group has own branch offices in Barcelone/Spain and Bologna/Italy.
In 2011, Sunways AG with about 330 employees realised sales of around EUR 115
The shares of Sunways AG are listed at the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (SWW:GR,
SWWG.DE, ISIN DE0007332207). For further information, please visit

Further inquiry note:
Dr. Harald F. Schäfer
Head of Corporate Communications and Investor Relations
Tel.: +49 (0)7531 996 77-415

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company:     Sunways AG
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             D-78467 Konstanz
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FAX:         +49 (0)7531 99677 10
sector:      Alternative energy
ISIN:        DE0007332207
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language:   English

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