SOURCE: Worldwide Energy & Manufacturing USA, Inc.

Worldwide Energy & Manufacturing USA, Inc.

September 01, 2011 16:20 ET

Worldwide Energy & Manufacturing USA, Inc. Provides Update on Expansion of Manufacturing Facility in Nantong, China

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - Sep 1, 2011) - Worldwide Energy & Manufacturing USA, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: WEMU) ("Worldwide" or the "Company"), a supplier of photovoltaic (PV) solar modules under the 'Amerisolar' brand, today announced that the expansion to the Company's new production, manufacturing and research facility in Nantong, China, will be completed in September 2011. This expansion to the facility provides the space for production capacity to double from its current level to 200 megawatts (MW) per year, if and when the added capacity is needed.

The addition to Worldwide's Nantong facility, which comprises 12,000 square meters of manufacturing space, provides accommodations for up to 10 new production lines. The facility is owned by Worldwide's Joint Venture subsidiary, Worldwide Energy & Manufacturing (Nantong) Co., Ltd. ("Nantong"). The subsidiary's Research & Development ("R&D") center, which is located in its Nantong facility, is focused on increasing system and module efficiency and is led by a team of experts in photovoltaic (PV) solar technology and manufacturing. The subsidiary's R&D team has filed several patent applications in China to improve and expand its product portfolio.

"I am pleased to announce the pending completion of the expansion of our Nantong facility, which is the first U.S.-based renewable energy facility in the Rugao municipality in Nantong," said Mr. Gary Koos, Chief Financial Officer of Worldwide. "Our future plans are to serve the global demand for solar products, and this new facility will allow us to provide our customers with lower cost solutions for a wide range of solar products and technology. I have traveled to China recently and have established a very solid working relationship with the management team of the subsidiary."

As previously disclosed in the Company's 8K that was filed August 4, 2011, management is working to determine the proper accounting for the transfer of equity of its Nantong Joint Venture subsidiary and then plans to file the necessary amended financial reports. In addition, the Company is in discussions with the management of Nantong regarding the future operations and ownership of Nantong. There can be no assurance that the Company will be able to reach agreement with the Nantong management on terms that will be satisfactory to the Company.

About Worldwide Energy & Manufacturing USA, Inc.

Worldwide Energy & Manufacturing USA, Inc., headquartered in South San Francisco, California with manufacturing facilities in China, is a manufacturer of photovoltaic (PV) solar modules under the 'Amerisolar' brand. Founded in 1993, the Company sells its products primarily to clients in Europe, North America and Asia. The Company also operates several subsidiaries in the People's Republic of China (PRC) that provide mechanical, electronic and fiber optic products manufacturing. For more information about Worldwide Energy & Manufacturing USA, please visit its website at

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