BenQ Solar Obtains JET Certification to Actively Deploy its Integrated Resources in the Japanese Market
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BenQ Solar Obtains JET Certification to Actively Deploy its Integrated Resources in the Japanese Market

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BenQ Solar Obtains JET Certification to Actively Deploy its Integrated Resources in the Japanese Market PR Newswire HSINCHU, Taiwan, June 25,2012 HSINCHU, Taiwan, June 25,2012 /PRNewswire/ -- AU Optronics today announced that its solar solution brand, BenQ Solar, has obtained Japan Electrical Safety & Environment Technology Laboratories' certification and has become one of the few foreign companies worldwide officially awarded JET certification. BenQ Solar has been actively developing the Japanese solar market. Besides gaining JET certification, in order to fulfill specific local needs in Japan, BenQ solar has not only provided a small-sized high-efficiency solar module (GreenTriplex PM200M00) tailored to residential users, but also offered an all-black design high-efficiency solar module (GreenTriplex PM250M00) and an anti-salt mist corrosion solar module (EcoDuo PM240P00) for the commercial rooftop and utility market. JET is an officially authorized laboratory institution in Japan and has been in charge of performing factory inspection and product testing for electronic products. It takes much time and is difficult to acquire JET certification due to the greater concern of Japanese consumers about electronic product safety and the huge demands in the Japanese domestic market. BenQ Solar's obtaining JET's solar module certification denotes BenQ Solar's products meet the highest standard of safety and are equipped with the capability to respond to world trends.

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BenQ Solar Obtains JET Certification to
Actively Deploy its Integrated Resources in the
Japanese Market
PR Newswire
HSINCHU, Taiwan, June 25,2012
HSINCHU,
Taiwan
,
June 25,2012
/PRNewswire/ -- AU Optronics today announced
that its solar solution brand, BenQ Solar, has obtained Japan Electrical Safety &
Environment Technology Laboratories' certification and has become one of the
few foreign companies worldwide officially awarded JET certification. BenQ
Solar has been actively developing the Japanese solar market. Besides gaining
JET certification, in order to fulfill specific local needs in
Japan
, BenQ solar has
not only provided a small-sized high-efficiency solar module (GreenTriplex
PM200M00) tailored to residential users, but also offered an all-black design
high-efficiency solar module (GreenTriplex PM250M00) and an anti-salt mist
corrosion solar module (EcoDuo PM240P00) for the commercial rooftop and
utility market.
JET is an officially authorized laboratory institution in
Japan
and has been in
charge of performing factory inspection and product testing for electronic
products. It takes much time and is difficult to acquire JET certification due to
the greater concern of Japanese consumers about electronic product safety
and the huge demands in the Japanese domestic market. BenQ Solar's
obtaining JET's solar module certification denotes BenQ Solar's products meet
the highest standard of safety and are equipped with the capability to respond
to world trends. In July,
Japan
is going to implement a new Feed-in-Tariff policy
for renewable energy. The subsidies for renewable energy will be at higher
rates than the subsidies in the other countries, and for BenQ Solar, which
makes
Japan
one of the promising markets in
Asia-Pacific
area.
For Japanese residential user preferences for lightweight and rooftop design,
BenQ Solar provides a flexible small-sized solar module (GreenTriplex
PM200M00) which matches building rooftop sizes in order to be designed for
optimized solar power systems and is also convenient for installation and
maintenance. Considering
Japan
is surrounded by sea, BenQ Solar also provides
a EcoDuo PM240P00 solar module which has passed the salt mist corrosion
tests of IEC 61701. The module is able to maintain high-efficiency power output
for even large solar power plants located in coastal regions. For Japanese who
regard architecture as an aesthetic pursuit, BenQ Solar has customized an all-
black high-efficiency solar module (GreenTriplex PM250M00) with elegant
appearance, three bus-bar design, and higher efficiency power output.
BenQ Solar entered the Japanese solar market in 2009 and has cooperated
with M.Setek, a leading polysilicon provider in
Japan
, and jointly invested in AUO
SunPower and SunPower, an American leading solar cell company. With high-
quality materials and cells, BenQ Solar's modules are able to maximize power
conversion efficiency. Our vertically integrated solar value chain altogether
better provides customers with world-class products and technologies.
BenQ Solar has successfully accomplished many large solar power plants
projects in
Europe
,
Asia
and
Africa
. After obtaining JET certification, BenQ Solar
will cooperate with more partners to provide Japanese customers with reliable,
high-efficiency and eco-friendly solar products, and is continuing to expand its
solar business in the Asian market.
About BenQ Solar
BenQ Solar is a division of AU Optronics Corp. AU Optronics manufactures and
markets its PV products globally by using BenQ Solar as its solar product brand.
BenQ Solar Business combined M.Setek, AUO crystal, and AUO SunPower to
form a high-efficiency vertical solar value chain from polysilicon, ingot, wafer,
solar cell, PV module and project business. BenQ Solar has successfully
accomplished many large solar power plants projects in
Europe
,
Asia
and
Africa
. The company is capable of providing solar modules from
Taiwan
,
China
,
Europe
and the US and adopts "global operation, local delivery" model to
provide worldwide customers with total solar solutions. Please visit
BenQSolar.com.
About AU Optronics
AU Optronics Corp. (AUO) is one of the world's leading providers of display and
solar total solutions. AUO offers a full range of panel sizes and comprehensive
applications ranging from 1.2 inches to 71 inches. Based on its profound R&D
and manufacturing experience, AUO continues to develop advanced display
technologies of the next generation. AUO extended its market to the green
energy industry in 2008. By building a vertically integrated high-efficiency solar
value chain, AUO provides its customers with high-efficiency solar solutions.
AUO now houses a staff of more than 45,000 employees, with global operations
in
Taiwan
, Mainland China, the U.S.,
Japan
,
South Korea
,
Singapore
,
the
Netherlands
, Czech and
Slovakia
. Additionally, AUO is the first pure TFT-LCD
manufacturer to be successfully listed at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).
AUO has also been named to Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for two
consecutive years from 2010 to 2011. AUO generated
NT$379.7 billion
(
US$
12.54 billion
) in sales revenue in 2011. For more information, please visit
AUO.com.
* 2011 year end revenue converted at an exchange rate of NTD30.27:
USD1
.
Safe Harbour Notice
AU Optronics Corp. ("AUO" or the "Company") (TAIEX: 2409; NYSE: AUO), a
global leader of TFT-LCD panels, today announced the above news. Except for
statements in respect of historical matters, the statements contained in this
Release are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of
the U.S. Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the U.S. Securities Exchange
Act of 1934. These forward-looking statements were based on our
management's expectations, projections and beliefs at the time regarding
matters including, among other things, future revenues and costs, financial
performance, technology changes, capacity, utilization rates, yields, process
and geographical diversification, future expansion plans and business strategy.
Such forward looking statements are subject to a number of known and
unknown risks and uncertainties that can cause actual results to differ
materially from those expressed or implied by such statements, including risks
related to the flat panel display industry, the TFT-LCD market, acceptance of
and demand for our products, technological and development risks,
competitive factors, and other risks described in the section entitled "Risk
Factors" in our Form 20-F filed with the United States Securities and Exchange
Commission on April 27th, 2012.