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Monday, May 11, 2009

Yingli Green Energy (NYSE: YGE ) Becomes the First China-Based Company to Join PV CYCLE

Yingli Green Energy Becomes the First China-Based Company to Join PV CYCLE

BAODING, China, May 11 2009 -Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited (NYSE: YGE ), one of the world's leading vertically integrated photovoltaic (''PV'') product manufacturers, today announced that it has become the first China-based company and the 40th member to join PV CYCLE, an organization based in Brussels, Belgium that promotes voluntary take-back and recycling of end-of-life PV modules. As a member, Yingli Green Energy will participate in PV CYCLE working groups whose aim is to define collection and recycling targets for the PV industry, develop voluntary agreements among members and hone PV CYCLE's business model and outreach strategy.

''As one of the world's leading vertically integrated photovoltaic product manufacturers, Yingli Green Energy is committed to helping lead the search for a truly sustainable energy solution to reduce life-cycle energy consumption and the environmental impacts associated with PV production. Our membership to PV CYCLE will substantiate our commitment to customers, authorities and stakeholders, while allowing us to join a global team of industry leaders that are similarly committed to preventing climate change tomorrow,'' said Mr. Liansheng Miao, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Yingli Green Energy.

''We are honored that Yingli Green Energy has become the first China-based PV manufacturer to join our organization. We hope Yingli Green Energy's commitment to reducing the environmental impact of PV production will encourage other Asian manufacturers to take steps towards developing a sustainable PV solar industry,'' said Jan Clyncke, Managing Director of PV CYCLE. ''PV modules are designed to generate clean, renewable energy that can last for more than 25 years. The first significant installations took place in the early 1990s, and full-scale end-of-life recycling is still another 10 to 15 years away. It is with this in mind that we aim to bring industry leaders together to devise solutions that will have the maximum impact when the time comes.''

The PV CYCLE membership, which began on April 29, 2009, represents another step forward in Yingli Green Energy's commitment to developing sustainable energy solutions throughout all stages of the PV value chain. In addition to module recycling, Yingli Green Energy has also developed award-winning water treatment procedures which have received ISO 14000 and 14001 certification.

About Yingli Green Energy

Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited is one of the world's leading vertically integrated PV product manufacturers. Through Baoding Tianwei Yingli New Energy Resources Co., Ltd., an operating subsidiary of the Company, Yingli Green Energy designs, manufactures and sells PV modules and designs, assembles, sells and installs PV systems that are connected to an electricity transmission grid or operate on a stand-alone basis. With 400 MW of total annual production capacity in each of polysilicon ingots and wafers, PV cells and PV modules, Yingli Green Energy is currently one of the largest manufacturers of PV products in the world as measured by annual production capacity. Additionally, Yingli Green Energy is one of a limited number of large-scale PV companies in the world to have adopted a vertically integrated business model. Through its wholly owned subsidiary, Yingli Energy (China) Co., Ltd., Yingli Green Energy currently plans to expand annual production capacity of polysilicon ingots and wafers, PV cells and PV modules to 600 MW in the third quarter of 2009. The Company, through Fine Silicon Co., Ltd., its wholly owned subsidiary, also plans to begin production of solar-grade polysilicon in the second half of 2009. Yingli Green Energy sells PV modules under its own brand name, Yingli Solar, to PV system integrators and distributors located in various markets around the world, including Germany, Spain, Italy, South Korea, Belgium, France, China and the United States. For more information, please visit http://www.yinglisolar.com .

About PV CYCLE

PV CYCLE was founded in 2007 with the specific purpose of implementing the photovoltaic industry's commitment to set up a voluntary take-back and recycling program for end-of-life waste PV modules. To produce green and renewable energy, end-of-life modules need to be recovered and recycled. This will minimize waste and allow the re-use of valuable raw materials to produce new modules. The members of PV CYCLE are in the final stages of developing the scheme and aim to present it to the European Commission by spring 2009 for formal acknowledgement. By closing the life cycle of photovoltaic modules, industry players take their responsibility and are ''Making the photovoltaic industry Double Green.''

Safe Harbor Statement

This press release contains forward-looking statements. These statements constitute ''forward-looking" statements within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and as defined in the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements can be identified by terminology such as ''will,'' ''expects,'' ''anticipates,'' ''future,'' ''intends,'' ''plans,'' ''believes,'' ''estimates'' and similar statements. Such statements are based upon management's current expectations and current market and operating conditions, and relate to events that involve known or unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, all of which are difficult to predict and many of which are beyond Yingli Green Energy's control, which may cause Yingli Green Energy's actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from those in the forward- looking statements. Further information regarding these and other risks, uncertainties or factors is included in Yingli Green Energy's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Yingli Green Energy does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statement as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required under applicable law.

For further information, please contact:

In Europe: Stuart Brannigan Managing Director Yingli Green Energy Europe GmbH Tel: +49-89-5403034-12 Email: sbrannigan@yinglisolar.com


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