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UNI-SOLAR Laminates Featured on Mario Botta Designed Building in Italy

Curved surfaces of the cutting edge architectural design takes advantage of UNI-SOLAR’s unique product characteristics

Rochester Hills, Mich., February 9, 2010 – United Solar Ovonic (USO), a wholly owned subsidiary of Energy Conversion Devices, Inc. (ECD) (NASDAQ: ENER), today announced that its UNI-SOLAR® laminates have been uniquely integrated into a building in Piazza San Lorenzo, Italy, designed by the prestigious architectural firm of Mario Botta. The building, which accommodates retail, offices and apartments, is distinguished by its curved, retractable rooftop on which a photovoltaic (PV) system comprised of UNI-SOLAR flexible light weight laminates have been installed.

Mark Morelli, ECD’s president and CEO, said, “Mario Botta’s Gallarate installation is another excellent example of how architects and designers are using the unique properties of UNI-SOLAR laminates within the design of cutting edge architectural designs where typical glass panel products would not work. The end result is a beautiful building with a fully retractable UNI-SOLAR PV rooftop that produces clean energy.”

The PV system is integrated into an EnerCover building integrated solution provided by Ondulit Italiana SpA. The PV system will help meet the energy needs of the structure by producing about 11kWh per year and avoiding the emission of 7.7 tons of CO2 per year.

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