Conergy Maximizes Customer Benefits through Partnership with SMA

Conergy Customers to ave Increased Product Availability, Support and Training

DENVER, Colorado, 21 May 2013 – Conergy USA, one of the world's leading PV solution and service providers, is constantly improving its customer service. In the US market, Conergy has strengthened its existing partnership with SMA America to better support Conergy customers with enhanced benefits, greater product availability, access to deeper technical support, and expanded technical training on SMA products and services. Moreover, Conergy customers will now receive highly competitive pricing and package deals including high quality products from both companies.

"Conergy focuses on high quality standards for its complete systems and offers its customers tailor-made solutions for every kind and size of installation. SMA has been a valued partner for Conergy in the US for many years. Their focus on quality and reliability strongly aligns with Conergy's product strategy. The new SMA Distribution program is big step for the solar industry. SMA is establishing a clear channel policy and is recognizing the importance of the distribution business. We fully support their efforts to help the solar industry in the US mature," said Christian Kaesler, Director of Conergy US Distribution.

SMA, will begin shipping several new products in the coming weeks and the new model will ensure prompt product and service availability through Conergy's leading distribution network in the US. "With the roll-out of SMA America's new distribution program, it was important to align with partners that shared a similar commitment to quality and service," said Henry Dziuba, president and general manager of SMA America and president of SMA Canada. "Conergy has long been a leader in the industry, shown strength as a company, and offers comprehensive professional training and support."

For Conergy, this new distribution program is an opportunity to service a larger network of installers and integrators with expanded product availability, competitive pricing and package deals. "We are very excited about this expanded relationship with SMA America", said Anthony Fotopoulos, President of Conergy Americas. "SMA has long been a top selling premium brand in the Conergy portfolio in the USA, and we believe this will help reinforce the importance of quality products in the solar market – an aspect of business that Conergy has been backing for many years."

About Conergy

Conergy supplies complete solar energy solutions from a single source. As a leading PV Solution and Service Provider, Conergy offers its customers tailor made, worry-free, high-performance packages – be it for private or commercial roofs or for multi-megawatt installations. Along with supplying the "hardware" – all the necessary components for a solar plant – Conergy's complete solutions also include a full range of related solar services from architectural planning to yield insurance providing total piece of mind.

Conergy sells its system solutions around the world. Being active in over 40 countries across 5 continents, and with subsidiaries in 15 countries, Conergy ensures customers are never far from a Conergy expert. In the mature European solar markets, the PV solution and service provider calls upon an unrivalled network of premium quality installers, integrators, solar specialists and wholesalers to gain access to the rooftops and thus support homeowners, private investors and commercial businesses in their efforts to "go solar". In the emerging photovoltaic markets, the solar experts are focusing on large-scale solar plants, collaborating with international and local investors. As a result, around three-quarters of the group's sales came from international markets in 2012, a trend which looks set to continue as Conergy consolidates its leading position in the global market.

For its turnkey solar plants all around the world, Conergy's exacting standards apply. This is backed by a continuous quality assurance process which far exceeds the usual market standards and whose quality has been certified and confirmed by TV Rheinland. In the project's design and development phase, Conergy's experts manage the planning and financing; and after the plant has been constructed and commissioned they take care of monitoring, maintenance, operational management of the plant and offer comprehensive warranty services and insurance.

Conergy is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and currently employs around 1,200 staff worldwide. Since its foundation in 1998, the company has produced and sold more than 2.2 gigawatts of clean solar energy and planned and constructed solar power plants with a capacity of more than 420 megawatts. This means that in 2012 Conergy plants generated more electricity than one nuclear plant.

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About SMA

The SMA Group generated sales of 1.5 billion in 2012 and is the global market leader for solar inverters, a key component of all PV plants and, as an energy management group, offers innovative key technologies for future power supply structures. It is headquartered in Niestetal, near Kassel, Germany, and is represented internationally in 21 countries. The Group employs more than 5,000 people worldwide. SMA's broad product portfolio includes a compatible inverter for every type of module on the market and for all plant sizes. The product range includes both inverters for photovoltaic plants connected to the grid as well as inverters for off-grid systems. SMA is therefore able to provide ideal technical inverter solutions for all plant sizes and types. Since 2008, the Group's parent company, SMA Solar Technology AG, has been listed on the Prime Standard of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (S92) and also in the TecDAX index. In recent years, SMA has received numerous awards for excellence as an employer and achieved first place in the nationwide "Great Place to Work®" competition in 2011 and 2012.

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