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United Solar to Provide Up to 25 MW of UNI-SOLAR Laminates for Rooftop Installation in Italy

Rochester Hills, Mich., February 4, 2010 – United Solar Ovonic (United Solar), a wholly owned subsidiary of Energy Conversion Devices, Inc. (ECD) (NASDAQ: ENER), today confirmed that it will supply up to 25 MW of UNI-SOLAR® brand photovoltaic laminates to Enel Green Power for installation on a number of buildings owned by CIS-Interporto di Nola in Italy. Enel Green Power is the renewable energy operating company of the Enel Group, Italy’s largest utility.

The UNI-SOLAR laminates will be fully integrated with the existing architecture and will be installed on the roofs of a number of commercial and logistic buildings, and are expected to begin producing power in 2010. Once operational, the facility will be capable of producing about 33 million kWh per year, enough to meet the consumption needs of approximately 13,000 households – more than a third of the inhabitants of Nola – while avoiding the atmospheric emission of more than 21 tons of CO2 per year.

UNI-SOLAR laminates were the obvious choice for this project because they were an ideal match to the demands of the application. The product fits perfectly with the characteristics of these buildings in terms of layout, rooftop load capacity, and waterproofing. Other climatic factors were also important, especially the ability to withstand high winds, as the buildings regularly experience gusts of up to 160 kilometers per hour. For resistance to wind uplift without roof penetrations, UNI-SOLAR laminates are unparalleled in the rooftop solar industry.

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