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					SCHOTT Solar expands leading position in the
concentrated solar power (CSP) business

   Major contracts in important growth markets signed
   Project with high visibility in the Middle East
   Investment Tax Credits in the US yield additional planning
    security


Mainz, 7 October 2008 – Recent weeks have seen SCHOTT Solar
continue to secure important major contracts in promising solar
thermal power plant markets: SCHOTT Solar CSP GmbH, a wholly
owned subsidiary of SCHOTT Solar AG, signed contracts for the
supply of more than 65,000 receivers to the Middle East and the
USA. The recently approved Investment Tax Credits for renewable
energies in the US yield additional planning security for future CSP
projects. In addition to that the company recently announced a
contract for the supply of 80,000 receivers to a Spanish customer
for projects in Southern Europe, the single biggest order ever filed
by the CSP business.


“These contracts impressively illustrate our leading position in the CSP
area. At the same time, these contracts in three important growth regions
highlight the international importance of SCHOTT Solar CSP GmbH as
the leading manufacturer of a key component of solar thermal power
plants using parabolic trough technology,” said Dr. Martin Heming, CEO
of SCHOTT Solar AG.


The planned project in the Middle East has the potential to send a signal
to the entire region which today relies almost exclusively on fossil fuels

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for electricity generation. However, the region is not only rich in oil and
gas resources but, at 1,975 kWh/m², also benefits from an average
annual insolation which is almost twice as high as in Germany.


The sun-belt regions of the USA offer highly attractive conditions for
solar thermal power plants as well. The solar power plants installed in
the early eighties in California’s Mojave desert have long demonstrated
that parabolic trough technology is well capable of delivering steady and
dependable energy yields on a sustainable basis. A few months ago, the
launch of the 64 Megawatt "Nevada Solar One" power plant near Las
Vegas marked an impressive renaissance of this technology,
demonstrating the scalability and attractiveness of solar thermal power
plants. In Addition, Florida Power & Light Company recently announced
its plan to construct a “Hybrid” Energy Center coupling solar thermal
technology with an existing combined-cycle power plant. The receivers
for this energy center will be supplied by SCHOTT Solar.


Further dynamics for new CSP projects in the US arise from the recently
approved governmental support for renewable energies. By the end of
last week President George W. Bush and the House passed the
proposal for the prolongation of the so called Investment Tax Credits
(ITC) which had been submitted by the Senat shortly before. The
supportive scheme for solar projects now has a duration of eight years
and will provide a fundamental additional planning and realisation
security especially for the CSP market.



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Further information is available under www.schottsolar.de

Press photographs for downloading can be found under www.schott-
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This publication constitutes neither an offer to sell nor an invitation to
buy securities. The shares in SCHOTT Solar AG (the “Shares”) may
not be offered or sold in the United States of America or to or for the
account or benefit of “U.S. persons” (as such term is defined in
Regulation S under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the
“Securities Act”)) absent registration or an exemption from
registration under the Securities Act. The Shares have not been and
will not be registered under the Securities Act. No offer or sale of
securities is being made to the public outside Germany.
In Germany, the offer is made exclusively by means of and on the
basis of the German language Offering Memorandum. The German
language Offering Memorandum (including its supplements) is
available free of charge on the Company's website
www.schottsolar.de. On request, it may also be obtained in printed
form from the Company (Hattenbergstr. 10, 55122 Mainz) and
Commerzbank AG, Kaiserstraße 16 (Kaiserplatz), 60311
Frankfurt/Main, Deutsche Bank AG, Grosse Gallusstraße 10-14,
60311 Frankfurt/Main, J.P. Morgan Securities Ltd., Junghofstraße
14, 60311 Frankfurt/Main, and Landesbank Baden-Württemberg, Am
Hauptbahnhof 2, 70173 Stuttgart, during the regular business hours.
This document is only being distributed to and is only directed at (i)
persons who are outside the United Kingdom or (ii) to investment
professionals falling within Article 19(5) of the Financial Services and
Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005 (as amended)
(the “Order”) or (iii) high net worth companies and other persons to
whom it may lawfully be communicated, falling within Article 49(2)(a)
to (d) of the Order (all such persons in (i), (ii) and (iii) above together
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available to, and any invitation, offer or agreement to subscribe for,
purchase or otherwise acquire such securities will be engaged in
only with, relevant persons. Any person who is not a relevant person
should not act or rely on this document or any of its contents.


About SCHOTT Solar AG:
SCHOTT Solar’s high quality products exploit the virtually
inexhaustible potential of the sun as a renewable source of energy.
For this purpose SCHOTT Solar produces important components for
photovoltaic applications and solar energy plants with parabolic
trough technology. In the photovoltaic industry, the company is one
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of the few integrated manufacturers of crystalline silicon wafers,
solar cells and photovoltaic modules. Wafer production is mainly
carried out through a WACKER SCHOTT Solar joint venture, which
ensures the supply of silicon necessary for long-term growth. Thanks
to over 20 years of experience in thin-film technology, SCHOTT
Solar also regards itself as one of the industry’s cutting-edge
companies. In receiver production for solar power plants with
parabolic trough technology, SCHOTT Solar considers itself to be
the market and technology leader. The receivers are key
components in large-scale power plants that generate electricity from
solar energy centrally on the basis of parabolic trough technology
and can supply entire cities with power. SCHOTT Solar has
production facilities in Germany, the Czech Republic, the USA and
Spain. SCHOTT Solar’s innovative power and technological
expertise date back to the late 1950s. The main shareholder of
SCHOTT Solar AG is SCHOTT AG, Mainz. SCHOTT develops
special materials, components and systems for the household
appliance, pharmaceutical, solar energy, electronics, optical and
automotive industries. With around 16,700 employees, the SCHOTT
Group generated a worldwide turnover of about 2.1 billion euros in
fiscal year 2006/2007.



Contact:

SCHOTT Solar AG                             Haubrok
Lars Waldmann                               Investor Relations GmbH
Presse und Öffentlichkeitsarbeit            Michael Werneke/Simone Gorny
Tel:   +49 (0)6023 - 91 1811                Tel:    +49 (0)211 - 30126 109
Fax: +49 (0)6023 - 91 1700                  Fax: +49 (0)211 - 30126 5109
lars.waldmann@schott.com                    ir.schottsolar@haubrok.de
www.schottsolar.de                          www.haubrok.de




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