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Masdar PV and Beck Energy build large open-space solar park in Germany

Ichtershausen, January 17, 2011 – With effect immediately, 65,000 modules from Masdar PV will be generating 6,096,000 kWh of renewable energy annually at Europe’s largest ground mounted plant with solar modules from Masdar PV. In partnership with Beck Energy GmbH the project with an installed capacity of 6 MWp was realized on a ca. 30-ha site in Luckenwalde (50 km south of Berlin) and connected to the grid within a period of only two months. The total solar energy generated by the modules can supply around 2,200 four-person households.

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“We have created a reference project here for future utility-scale photovoltaic power plants and for our Masdar PV product”, reports Frank Wouters, CEO of Masdar PV, with satisfaction. “We are convinced that large-scale plants of this type will make an important contribution to the local and regional diversification of the energy mix.” Bernhard Beck, managing director of Beck Energy GmbH, which will soon be doing business under the international brand name BELECTRIC, is also enthusiastic about the project. “The Masdar PV modules are very well suited for installations this type of large-scale projects because they offer an excellent cost-benefit ratio.” The plant in Luckenwalde, according to Beck, signaled the beginning of a constructive collaboration between the firm based in Kolitzheim in Lower Franconia and Masdar PV. First smaller follow-up projects are already underway in Abu Dhabi. “We are confident that we have found a powerful partner in Beck Energy with whom we can successfully carry out projects in our target markets around the world”, says Frank Wouters.

About Masdar PV GmbH

Masdar PV GmbH is a leading manufacturer of innovative thin-film photovoltaic products and solutions. The medium term goal of the company is to become one of the largest manufacturers in this PV segment. The company, belonging to the Masdar Power division, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Masdar, Abu Dhabi's diverse initiative for future energy sources that was initiated and is owned by Mubadala Development Company. This is a comprehensive, forward-looking investment by the Emirate, with the aim of developing and commercialising innovative technology in the renewable and sustainable energy sector. For more information visit: www.masdarpv.com.

Contact

Masdar PV GmbH

Frank Wouters

Wolff-Knippenberg-Str. 4

99334 Ichtershausen (Germany)

Tel. +49 (0)3628 5868-0

Fax +49 (0)3628 5868-150

E-Mail: fwouters@masdarpv.com

Press contact

cometis AG

Alexandra Edinger

Unter den Eichen 7

65195 Wiesbaden (Germany)

Tel. +49 (0)611 205855-16

Fax +49 (0)611 205855-66

E-Mail: edinger@cometis.de

About Beck Energy GmbH

Beck Energy GmbH is one of the pioneers in the area of constructing openarea solar power plants. Established in 2002, the company, which is based in Kolitzheim in Lower Franconia and has offices in Jessen, Luckenwalde and 13 countries across the world, plans and builds turnkey solar power plants around the world. It has already connected more than 100 systems of powerplant scale to the electrical grid. In 2010, the company was the global market leader in the construction of solar power plants in the open-space segment, with 268.7 Megawatt of installed capacity.

Since the beginning of this year, Beck Energy GmbH has been doing business internationally under the name BELECTRIC. In addition to Beck Energy GmbH, the BELECTRIC brand represents the other enterprises of Photovoltaik Zentrum Kolitzheim (S&F Umwelttechnik GmbH, Blitzstrom GmbH) as well. You can find additional information about Beck Energy GmbH in the Internet at www.beck-energy.com

Press contact

Photovoltaik-Zentrum Kolitzheim Beck Energy GmbH

Presse & Öffentlichkeitsarbeit

Marco Heumann

Wadenbrunner Str. 10

97509 Kolitzheim (Germany)

Tel. +49 (0)9385 9804-1283 oder +49 (0)9521-61406

Fax +49 (0)9385 9804-19283

E-Mail: marco.heumann@beck-energy.de

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