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AUO Showcases Latest PV Modules and Technologies at PV EXPO 2011 (2011.03.01)

AU Optronics Corp. ("AUO" or the "Company") (TAIEX: 2409; NYSE: AUO) will participate in the 2011 4th International Photovoltaic Power Generation EXPO (PV EXPO 2011) at Japan's Big Sight International Exhibition Center in Tokyo from March 2 to 4 to debut its latest AC photovoltaic technology that solves the shading problem that commonly exists in metropolitan and residential areas; PV module that has passed salt mist corrosion tests and may be applied along the Japanese coasts; and PV module with self-clean and anti-reflection attributes that boost power generation. AUO aims to provide environmentally-friendly cutting-edge technologies and high-efficiency green solutions to both business clients and homeowners.

AUO presents its module with AC photovoltaic technology. The feature of such technology is that each module with ACPV technology can track the maximum power point and maintain its operation at excellent efficiency under any weather or shading conditions.

In PV EXPO 2011, AUO will present its module with AC photovoltaic technology (ACPV) which aimed to solve the partial shading problem for metropolitan and residential areas. The feature of such technology is that each module with ACPV technology can track the maximum power point and maintain its operation at excellent efficiency under any weather or shading conditions. With a micro inverter attached to the PV module, users will not be required to purchase and install a big inverter around the house, and the solar powered system can be easily expanded, monitored, maintained and set up. For safety considerations, the output voltage of an ACPV installation is kept at 240 V, only one-third of the traditional PV system output. By installing AUO's solar monitoring software, users can receive real-time updates of power output data through mobile, computer, and other 3C products. 

As Japan is surrounded by sea, AUO has developed the EcoDuo PM 240P00 PV module, a product that has passed salt mist corrosion tests by IEC and CNS, and caters to Japan's island features. EcoDuo PM 240P00 PV module may generate power efficiently even in both coastal and humid regions. Moreover, this product is expected to obtain the JET certification (Japanese Electrical Safety and Environment Technology Laboratories) around the middle of this year. In addition, to counter the common problems affecting the efficiency in power generation caused by dirt and reflectivity, AUO has developed the GreenTriplexPM250M00 PV module that has self-clean and low reflectivity technologies to enhance power generation. Light trapping is improved by the low reflectivity design. The addition of photocatalyst on the surface helps the breakdown of contaminants when exposed to sunlight. As a result, the panels are optimized to achieve maximum efficiency.

Looking into the future, AUO aims to deliver low-carbon, advanced and high-quality total green solutions to clients through its world-leading efficient, vertically integrated solar value chain.