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AUO Starts EU Project to Provide First Made-in-Europe Solar Integrated Service Alliance (2012.08.15)

AU Optronics Corp. ("AUO" or the "Company") (TAIEX: 2409; NYSE: AUO) today announced that the company is actively advocating its “EU project”, the first “made-in-Europe” solar integrated service alliance in the PV industry. Taking AUO’s solar module factory in Czech Republic as a platform of manufacturing center, AUO is able to provide made-in-Europe high-efficiency and high quality solar modules. AUO is enthusiastically conferring with strategic partners currently and expecting to kick off the project by end of this year. 

“The European solar market has been filled with an atmosphere of anti-dumping” said Dr. L.J. Chen, President of Solar Business Operation of AU Optronics. “Our solar module plant in Czech Republic has the advantage of local manufacturing and is able to fulfill European clients’ needs nearby, helping to strengthen customers’ competitiveness. EU project is to provide an open platform with resource sharing concepts and it will become the best solar solution under anti-dumping policy. We sincerely welcome worldwide partners to join this strategic alliance with us.”    

AUO has built its solar module factory in Brno, Czech Republic since 2010. This factory is not only located in the center of Europe but also the first Taiwanese automated solar module plant. By highly integrated and automatic product line design, the product precision has been increased significantly. The excellent high-quality solar modules have been recognized by the European clients. The solar module capacity in AUO’s Czech Factory is 150MW in 2012.  The modules have been obtained UL, IEC, GSE, and MCS certifications.  The Company continues to cooperate with partners and has successfully built solar power plants in Germany, United Kingdom, Italy, Slovakia, Czech Republic, and Bulgaria.