Hanwha SolarOne (NASDAQ: HSOL), a top-10 global photovoltaic (PV) manufacturer of high-quality, cost-competitive solar modules, has officially joined the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) at the board level. Hanwha SolarOne is a flagship company of Hanwha Group, one of South Korea’s largest enterprises and a Fortune Global 500 firm.
“Many important decisions are being made right now at the federal, state and local levels which will affect the solar industry in America for years to come,” said Steve Kang, president of Hanwha SolarOne USA. “Hanwha SolarOne will work with SEIA, lending our perspective as one of the largest solar manufacturers in the world, to help find solutions which will bring affordable solar energy to all Americans.”
“We’re very excited Hanwha SolarOne has joined our organization,” said SEIA president and CEO Rhone Resch. “As one of the largest PV manufacturers in the world, Hanwha SolarOne offers invaluable expertise to our board. We look forward to working closely with them on the pressing issues facing the solar industry today.”
America’s solar energy industry employs 143,000 workers at more than 6,100 companies, most of which are small businesses spread across the United States, making solar one of the fastest-growing industries in America. Part of this amazing growth is attributed to the fact that the average cost of a solar system has dropped by nearly 40 percent over the past two years. Today, there are more than 14.8 gigawatts (GW) of solar electric capacity installed in the United States – enough to power more than three million American homes.
About Hanwha SolarOne:
Hanwha SolarOne Co., Ltd. (NASDAQ: HSOL) is one of the top 10 photovoltaic module manufacturers in the world, providing cost-competitive, high quality PV modules. It is a flagship company of Hanwha Group, a Fortune Global 500 firm. Hanwha SolarOne serves the utility, commercial, government and residential markets through a growing network of third-party distributors, OEM manufacturers and system integrators. The company maintains a strong presence worldwide, with a global business network spanning Europe, North America, Asia, South America, Africa and the Middle East. For more information, please visit: www.hanwha-solarone.com
Celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2014, the Solar Energy Industries Association® is the national trade association of the U.S. solar energy industry. Through advocacy and education, SEIA® is building a strong solar industry to power America. As the voice of the industry, SEIA works with its 1,000 member companies to champion the use of clean, affordable solar in America by expanding markets, removing market barriers, strengthening the industry and educating the public on the benefits of solar energy. Visit SEIA online at www.seia.org.
Ken Johnson, SEIA Vice President of Communications, firstname.lastname@example.org (202) 556-2885
Jeffrey Juger, Head of Marketing, Hanwha SolarOne USA, email@example.com (203) 800-6000