Evergreen Solar, Inc. Receives 2003 Environmental Award From Worcester Business Journal

Evergreen Solar, Inc. (Nasdaq: ESLR), a developer, marketer, and manufacturer of photovoltaic (solar power) products for the worldwide market, announced today that it is the recipient of the Worcester Business Journal's 2003 Environmental Award for making advancements in solar energy.

MARLBORO, Mass., June 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Evergreen Solar, Inc. (Nasdaq: ESLR), a developer, marketer, and manufacturer of photovoltaic (solar power) products for the worldwide market, announced today that it is the recipient of the Worcester Business Journal's 2003 Environmental Award for making advancements in solar energy.


"The Worcester Business Journal is pleased to present this award to Evergreen Solar for making a market in green energy," said Steve D'Agostino, Executive Editor of the Journal. "Formed in 1994, literally in a garage, Evergreen had its first product on the market with a new technology within only three years of start-up -- a record for the solar industry that still stands. They are among five companies we're honoring for devoting their time, resources, and passion to preserving and protecting the environment."

Rex D'Agostino, Evergreen Solar's Vice President for Marketing and Sales, said, "We're very proud to be recognized by the Worcester Business Journal for the work that we do in expanding the market for renewable energy worldwide. Sunlight is free and abundant, and solar electricity is clean, creating no greenhouse-gas emissions or noise. Most importantly, it's here and now, not something that needs to be developed. Evergreen Solar has manufactured and shipped over 25,000 panels for residential, commercial and industrial applications. Solar electricity is used on homes, commercial buildings, and for many other purposes across the globe."

This is the 13th year that the Worcester Business Journal (WBJ) has presented Environmental Awards. Evergreen Solar was one of five companies honored at an awards luncheon and the only solar panel company honored. Evergreen was also featured on the cover of the April 21st issue of the newspaper. The Worcester Business Journal serves Central Massachusetts, and is published every two weeks by Worcester Publishing Ltd.

About Evergreen Solar, Inc.

Evergreen Solar, Inc. (www.evergreensolar.com) develops, manufactures, and markets solar power products utilizing the Company's patented solar power technologies. The products provide reliable and environmentally clean electric power in global markets. Solar power applications include wireless power for remote homes, water pumping, lighting, and rural electrification, as well as complete power systems for electric utility customers choosing to generate their own environmentally benign power. The company's factory and headquarters are in Marlboro, MA.

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