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United Solar to Exhibit at Solar Power International 2011, Company to Officially Kick-Off the Open Solar Initiative

 Auburn Hills, Mich., October 13, 2011- United Solar, a wholly owned subsidiary of Energy Conversion Devices, Inc. (ECD) (NASDAQ:ENER) and a leading global manufacturer of lightweight, flexible thin-film solar modules, announced today it will be attending and exhibiting at the Solar Power International tradeshow in Dallas, Texas from October 18-20, 2011. United Solar will be located at booth number 2135 in the “PV Cells and Modules” zone of the Dallas Convention Center. Company sales and technical representatives will be on-hand to engage show participants on the unique attributes and real-world performance of UNI-SOLAR® products.


United Solar will introduce its new initiative, Open Solar™, which focuses on the development and commercialization of its unique lightweight, flexible thin film solar cells through collaborative innovation with third-parties. Through this collaborative approach with its customers, products already launched in the market include factory integrated solar roofing products, solar-powered military shelters, and solar-powered consumer bags and chargers. 


In addition, Peggy Hock, Sales Director, will be presenting at the conference at the concurrent session “Recapturing Value from Brownfields with Solar: Insights into Assessment, Design and Installation” on Tuesday, October 18th at 10:30 a.m. on Level 1 (ground level) in room C141. Her presentation will focus on crucial details to consider when siting PV on landfills and other waste containment sites. UNI-SOLAR flexible, lightweight products are ideally suited for landfills, brownfields and similar redevelopment installations.


“United Solar is proud to be exhibiting at Solar Power International,” said Jay Knoll, Interim President of ECD, United Solar’s parent company. “We will once again be showcasing our unique, differentiated solar products among an array of commodity goods. Also, this conference provides us the opportunity to demonstrate our long-standing commitment to innovation through our latest initiative, Open Solar.”


To schedule a meeting with a United Solar sales representative at the show, please contact Chris Benesch at cbenesch@uni-solar.com or call +1-248-703-7950.


United Solar, with more than 25 years experience in the industry of solar power generation, is the largest manufacturer of lightweight, flexible solar panels in the world, and has been awarded nearly 70 United States patents for various technological advancements. For more information about United Solar or its UNI-SOLAR laminates, please visit our website at uni-solar.com.


About Energy Conversion Devices/United Solar
Energy Conversion Devices (ECD) (Nasdaq:ENER) is a global leader in building-integrated and rooftop photovoltaics. The company manufactures, sells and installs thin-film solar laminates that convert sunlight to clean, renewable energy using proprietary technology. ECD’s UNI-SOLAR® brand products are unique because of their flexibility, light weight, ease of installation, durability, and real-world efficiency. The company also designs, manufactures and installs rooftop photovoltaic systems, which enable customers to transform unused rooftop space into a value-generating asset. ECD’s Ovonic Materials Division includes the Ovonic Battery Company, the inventor and worldwide licensor of nickel-metal-hydride battery technology and the developer of proprietary advanced lithium-ion cathode materials, along with other emerging energy storage technologies. ECD’s Ovonyx joint venture is the inventor and worldwide licensor of phase change memory (PCM) technology. For more information, please visit ECD on the web at energyconversiondevices.com and on Facebook, and follow ECD on Twitter @ECD_ENER.



Kim Paulson

Corporate Marketing Manager

+1 (248) 299-6081


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