DuPont Electronics & Communications and LERRI Solar Sign Global Strategic Collaboration Agreement

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DuPont and LERRI share a common goal of accelerating the adoption of solar power by providing proven power and lasting value.

DuPont Electronics & Communications (DuPont) and LERRI Solar (LERRI), a world leading mono-crystalline solar module manufacturer headquartered in Xi’an, China, have signed a strategic collaboration agreement in global scale that reflects the companies’ interest in furthering the growth and adoption of efficient and reliable solar generated electricity.

“DuPont and LERRI share a common goal of accelerating the adoption of solar power by providing proven power and lasting value,” said Chuck Xu, global business director, DuPont Photovoltaic and Advanced Materials. “By continuous collaboration and leveraging our technical resources, we look forward to enabling innovative high efficiency and high reliability solar cell and panel designs and improved reliability testing methods that will benefit both our companies, and the industry at large.”

“LERRI Solar began its cooperation with DuPont in 2015. We have built up a very strong relationship in the China market and we look forward to further expanding the collaboration globally,” said Zhenguo Li, president of LONGI Silicon Materials Corp., the parent company of LERRI Solar. “With the goal of being a true global solar energy leader, we are not only ramping up our manufacturing facilities in the overseas market, but also setting up subsidiaries in Japan, Europe and the United States. We are looking forward to working with DuPont globally and to provide high efficiency and reliable solar energy to the world.”

Areas of potential collaboration of the two companies include technical development efforts to support continued improvements in the efficiency, durability and reliability of mono c-Si solar cells and panels. It includes development and supply of advanced materials including DuPont™ Solamet® metallization pastes and DuPont™ Tedlar® polyvinyl fluoride films, as well as co-marketing collaborations in order to promote the broader and faster adoption of solar energy to help address the world’s growing energy needs.

LERRI Solar Technology Co., Ltd., with the registered capital of RMB 650 million, is a wholly-owned subsidiary to Xi'an LONGi Silicon Materials Corp. (SH.601012), a world-leading manufacturer of mono-crystalline silicon photovoltaic (PV) products. LERRI Solar focuses on the R&D, production and sales of solar mono-crystalline cells and modules and promotes the application of efficient mono-crystalline technology in the global PV market. With its headquarters located in Xi'an, China, and production bases located in Quzhou, Taizhou, Hefei, Yinchuan in China and Sri City in India, LERRI Solar has achieved all-major quality and product system certifications.

DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions (DPVS) is the leading supplier of specialty materials to the solar energy industry. Since 1975 more than half of the world’s 900 million installed solar panels contain DuPont materials. The DPVS portfolio, including Solamet® photovoltaic metallization pastes and DuPont™ Tedlar® polyvinyl fluoride films, is the established benchmark of the industry, delivering lifelong value through proven performance, reliability, efficiency and best return on investment. To learn more, please visit http://photovoltaics.dupont.com.

DuPont (NYSE: DD) has been bringing world-class science and engineering to the global marketplace in the form of innovative products, materials, and services since 1802. The company believes that by collaborating with customers, governments, NGOs, and thought leaders we can help find solutions to such global challenges as providing enough healthy food for people everywhere, decreasing dependence on fossil fuels, and protecting life and the environment. For additional information about DuPont and its commitment to inclusive innovation, please visit http://www.dupont.com.

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9/22/16

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Photo of Agreement Signing:
In Solar Power International, DuPont and LERRI Solar have signed a strategic collaboration agreement in global scale that reflects the companies’ interest in furthering the growth and adoption of efficient and reliable solar generated electricity. Left, Zhenguo Lee, president of LONGi; right, Chuck Xu, global business director, DuPont Photovoltaic and Advanced Materials.

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