SOURCE: Solar EnerTech Corp.

November 12, 2007 08:30 ET

Solar EnerTech Corp. Achieves ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 Certification

MENLO PARK, CA--(Marketwire - November 12, 2007) - Solar EnerTech Corp. (OTCBB: SOEN), a leading photovoltaic solar energy cell manufacturer in China, today announced that the International System Certification Services, Bureau Veritas Certification, has awarded ISO 9001:2000 and ISO 14001:2004 certifications to the Shanghai-based solar cell manufacturing facility of Solar EnerTech Corp. These certifications prescribe systematic control of activities to ensure that the needs and expectations of customers are met and ensure that the Company's management, production and quality control procedures as well as its environmental management systems match the highest international standard of manufacturing.

With 80,000 clients in more than 100 countries, Bureau Veritas Certification (formerly BVQI) is the world's leading certification body, and is recognized by more than 35 national and international accreditation bodies. PV products with ISO certification is a must requirement for many advanced nations installing solar systems.

ISO 9001:2000 recognizes companies with a quality management system that consistently provide services that meet customer and regulatory requirements. This certification is awarded to companies that enhance customer satisfaction through quality programs; whereas ISO 14001 is an internationally accepted standard that addresses a company's ability to implement an effective Environmental Management System (EMS). This standard is designed to address the delicate balance between maintaining profitability and reducing environmental impact.

Leo Young, Chief Executive Officer of Solar EnerTech, commented, "We are very pleased to be awarded these certifications. Achieving ISO 9001 and 14001 certification marks the Company's commitment to customer satisfaction and continual quality control as well as highlights our efforts to reduce environmental impact. Our customers demand the best, and our goal is to meet and exceed their expectations. The ISO 9001 and 14001 achievement will improve the Company's competitive position and significantly improve service and quality across our product line."

For more information about Solar EnerTech ISO certifications, visit http://certification.bureauveritas.cn.

About Solar EnerTech Corp.

Solar EnerTech is a photovoltaic ("PV") solar energy cell manufacturing enterprise based in Shanghai, China, where the Company has established a sophisticated 42,000-square foot manufacturing plant in Shanghai's Jinqiao Modern Technology Park. Currently, the facility is capable of producing 25Mw of solar cells from its existing production line and another 25Mw from its first expansion lines. Solar EnerTech has also established a Joint R&D Lab at Shanghai University to research and develop higher efficiency cells and to put the results of that research to use immediately in its manufacturing processes. Led by one of the industry's top scientists, the Company expects its R&D program to help bring Solar EnerTech to the forefront of advanced solar technology research and production. The Company has also established a marketing, purchasing and distribution arm in Northern California's Silicon Valley.

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