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News 2006.

SOLON takes a stake in Austrian solar cell producer

Berlin, May 24, 2006. SOLON AG für Solartechnik, Berlin (ISIN: DE0007471195) is investing in Blue Chip Energy GmbH in Austria as a strategic partner. The newly formed company with registered offices in Güssing, Burgenland is planning to manufacture high-capacity, silicon-based solar cells. The first production line with an annual capacity of 20 megawatts is expected to go into operation at the start of 2008.

The two managing directors of Blue Chip Energy, Franz Schweighofer and Wolfgang Weidinger, have been active in the solar sector for many years. SOLON's investment corresponds to 19% of the shares in the new company. The remaining shares are spread among the company's Austrian management and a venture capital company.

Therese Raatz
Investor Relations

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