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05 May 2011 01:05:20

SEC signs landmark agreement

Solar Energy Centre (a subsidiary of SEC Industrial Battery Company Ltd) today announced a pioneering supply partnership with Tianwei New Energy Group (TWNE), commencing with a Q1 supply contract of 20MWp of Tianwei Photovoltaic Modules.

This announcement follows a hugely successful year for SEC in 2010, supplying major projects across Europe with high quality, bankable PV modules. Now established as the preferred module supplier for many installers and EPC contractors in mainland Europe, SEC's directors continue to take an innovative approach towards module supply, leveraging economies of scale and passing benefits onto SEC customers in the form of lower prices.

Tianwei New Energy Group commented on the new partnership: "Due to SEC's long 34 year history in the solar energy marketplace together with their strong customer base, global network of offices, agents, contacts and local representatives in more than 65 countries, Tianwei look forward to a highly successful partnership with Solar Energy Centre".

Although market reports differ, it is estimated that the total UK market in 2010 was 40-50MWp. As such, SEC's 20MWp order makes it one of the largest single publicised orders from a UK company, and a sign of SEC's confidence and commitment to the UK solar PV market.

Brian Harper, international sales director explained: "During our long history in the solar PV market we have seen the transition into a commodity based market, with installers, understandably, demanding the most competitive pricing from an ever-growing choice of suppliers. With Sharp, Tianwei, and our own MCS accredited brand, SEC has completed our solar PV module range, and our centralised buying power brings economies of scale to play, to offer transparent best-in-class pricing for our customers, minimal risk, and direct access to a secure supply chain."

SEC welcomes the opportunity to discuss PV module requirements from potential new customers.

Notes for editors:

Solar Energy Centre:

Solar Energy Centre (SEC) – is a brand of SEC Industrial Battery Company Ltd, who have been supplying solar solutions for 34 years, initially in the Middle East in partnership with ARCO Solar.

SEC are both a wholesale distributor of high quality solar modules, and manufacturer of own-brand industrial batteries. SEC supply products globally to our network of agents and distributors on all continents, served by our regional offices in the United Kingdom, Paris, Italy, Bahrain and Hong Kong.

Contact details:

Website: www.solarenergycentre.com Martin Prest, solar products manager martin.prest@solarenergycentre.com Tel: +44 (0) 1895 431 543 Mob: +44 (0) 7818 572 747

Tianwei New Energy Group:

TIANWEI New Energy Holdings Co., Ltd. (TWNE) is an affiliate of China South Industries Group Corporation (CSGC), a global Fortune 500 company. The TIANWEI Group is a leading enterprise in the power transmission industry, and has the biggest transformer plant in the world.

TWNE engages in the entire value chain of the solar photovoltaic (PV) industry: the R&D, manufacturing, sales and service of polysilicon materials, silicon wafers, PV cells, PV modules, and PV systems. Covering an area of over 150 acres, TWNE has a total investment of about USD 1.5 billion. TWNE's current manufacturing capacity is 1.1 GW for silicon wafers, 500MW for PV cells and 600MW for PV modules.

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