SOURCE: Evolution Solar

June 19, 2008 12:11 ET

Evolution Solar Enters Negotiations to Acquire China-Based R&D Corporation

GILBERT, AZ--(Marketwire - June 19, 2008) - Evolution Solar Corp. (PINKSHEETS: EVSO) has entered into negotiations to acquire a Hong Kong-based R&D and Procurement Company. Evolution Solar most recently announced its plans to develop alternative energy technologies using thin film solar panels.

"Evolution Solar is planning to establish a footprint with the manufacturing capabilities in the Asian markets that can assist in the reduction in the manufacturing and procurement of materials in the heavy technology manufacturing providence of Shanghai, China," said Robert Kaapke, President and CEO of Evolution Solar.

Technology currently exists for analyzing cost and performance of solar systems, developing parabolic trough technology for solar electricity generation, and developing advanced technologies such as concentrating photovoltaics (solar panels).

The Holy Grail for solar panel manufacturers is to engineer and commercially manufacture solar panels that can produce one watt of power for under a dollar, without subsidies, making solar energy generally cheaper than coal generation. Currently the best crystalline silicon solar panels sell for about $3.40 to $4.00 per watt.

"We see our competitors trying to reduce the cost per watt by scaling up production or using less than industrial grade materials," Mr. Kaapke explained. "We believe better engineering and technological innovations are the keys to delivering increasingly cost effective solar panels."

Industry analysis has predicted the cost per watt should decrease to $1 by 2010. First Solar is currently making solar modules that are twice as cost-effective as the industry standard, selling at $2.40 per watt.

According to AmTech, JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd. reportedly met its production targets for '08 and continues to be significantly over-procured in terms of raw materials supply for 2008 and 2009.

About Evolution Solar Corporation

Evolution Solar Corporation, (PINKSHEETS: EVSO), commercializes leading edge alternative solar energy technologies and related photovoltaic technologies, equipment and next generation appliances. Evolution Solar is an emerging industry leader capitalizing on its understanding of solar technology and supporting the development of alternative energy plans for large corporations and government organizations. Evolution Solar is also an expert consultant agency to organizations in their strategic and procurement plans for alternative energy contracts with public utilities. For more information please visit our homepage at: http://www.evolutionsolar.com

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Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Robert Kaapke
    Evolution Solar Corp.
    648 East Harwell Road
    Gilbert, AZ 85234
    Phone: 480.370.3535
    Email: Email Contact