Yingli Green Energy reports fourth quarter and full year 2012 results
Tuesday, Mar 05, 2013
BAODING, China, March 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited (NYSE: YGE) ("Yingli Green Energy" or the "Company"), a leading solar energy company and one of the world's largest vertically integrated photovoltaic manufacturers, which markets its products under the brand "Yingli Solar," today announced its unaudited consolidated financial results for the quarter and full year ended December 31, 2012.
"We're proud of being ranked by NPD Solarbuzz as the world's leading PV module supplier in terms of shipment volumes for 2012. With 2.3 GW modules delivered, we have continuously expanded our global market share under the challenging market environment. This historic achievement was built upon our well-recognized brand, superior quality products and services, extensive customer base and our employees' tireless efforts," commented Mr. Liansheng Miao, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Yingli Green Energy.
"In the fourth quarter, demand in Europe remained stable as a result of continued demand from Germany and contributions from other European markets, while demand in the U.S. experienced a slight seasonal slowdown. Demand in China continued to expand strongly and led our module shipments in the fourth quarter to increase by 40.6% from the third quarter. The steady development of the utility market and the quickly growing distributed generation segment will likely catapult China to become the largest solar market in 2013. We expect to increase our module shipment volumes to China in 2013 by more than 40% compared with 2012."
"Because of the demand growth in China, U.S., Japan and other new markets, we believe that the global solar market will continue to grow in 2013. In addition to building on our success in Europe, China and the U.S., we will continue to strengthen our marketing and selling efforts in Japan and other regions with high potentials of solar applications, including South America, Southeast Asia and Africa. As a result, we are confident to achieve 3.2 GW to 3.3GW of module shipment in 2013."
About Yingli Green Energy
Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited (NYSE: YGE), which markets its products under the brand "Yingli Solar," is a leading solar energy company and one of the world's largest vertically integrated photovoltaic manufacturers. Yingli Green Energy's manufacturing covers the entire photovoltaic value chain, from the production of polysilicon through ingot casting and wafering, to solar cell production and module assembly. Yingli Green Energy currently maintains a balanced vertically integrated production capacity of 2,450 MW per year at its production facilities located in Baoding, Haikou, Tianjin and Hengshui, respectively. Yingli Green Energy distributes its photovoltaic modules to a wide range of markets, including Germany, Spain, Italy, Greece, France, South Korea, China and the United States. Headquartered in Baoding, China, Yingli Green Energy has more than 20 subsidiaries and branch offices worldwide. Yingli Green Energy is publicly listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: YGE). For more information, please visit www.yinglisolar.com.
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