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Publisher: Internationales Wirtschaftsforum Regenerative Energien (IWR)

RENIXX World: Renewable stock index extended to 20 companies - Stock exchange year 2006 brings 42.2 percent increase

Münster - Since the 2nd of January 2007, RENIXX (Renewable Energy Industrial Index) World, the worldwide stock index for renewable energy sources, includes a total of 20 (instead of 15) companies belonging to the renewable energy industry. As announced by the International Economic Platform for Renewable Energies (IWR) in Münster, Germany, alongside the wind turbine manufacturer REpower Systems AG and the biofuel supplier Verbio Vereinigte BioEnergie AG from Germany, the American solar companies First Solar and SunPower are also listed. With the American company Ormat Technologies, the geothermal sector is represented for the first time. "The companies' increased stock exchange capitalization has made it possible to extend the basis of RENIXX World", explains IWR Director Dr. Norbert Allnoch. The total market capitalization of all companies included in the renewable stock index RENIXX World is currently 39.5 billion euros. The free-float market capitalization on which the index calculation is based comprises a total of 19.8 billion euros. The renewable stock exchange barometer ended the year 2006 on 925.61 points, having increased by 42.2 percent.

RENIXX World (Structure) as of 02/01/2007:

1. Vestas Wind Systems A/S, [wind energy, Denmark]
2. Gamesa Corp. Tecnologica S.A. [wind energy, Spain]
3. Suntech Power, [solar energy, China]
4. Q-Cells, [solar energy, Germany]
5. SolarWorld AG, [solar energy, Germany]
6. Renewable Energy Corporation, [solar energy, Norway]
7. First Solar LLC, [solar energy, USA]
8. Energy Conversion Devices, [solar energy, fuel cell technology, USA]
9. Conergy AG, [solar energy, Germany]
10. Nordex AG, [wind energy, Germany]
11. VeraSun Energy, [bio fuels, USA]
12. Pacific Ethanol Inc., [bio fuels, USA]
13. Evergreen Solar, [solar energy, USA]
14. Canadian Hydro Developers, [hydro power, Canada]
15. Ballard Power, [fuel cell technology, Canada]
16. REpower Systems AG, [wind energy, Germany]
17. SunPower Corp., [solar energy, USA]
18. Verbio Vereinigte BioEnergie AG, [bio fuels, Germany]
19. FuelCell Energy Inc., [fuel cell technology, USA]
20. Ormat Technologies Inc., [geothermal energy, USA]

You can find further information on RENIXX ®, weighting and current price movements at or

Please contact Dr. Norbert Allnoch for any further information:

International Economic Platform for Renewable Energies (IWR)
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48159 Munster
Phone: +49 (0)251 / 23 94 6-0
Fax: +49 (0)251 / 23 946-10

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In 1996, the International Economic Platform for Renewable Energies (IWR) was established as an independent and private service institution of the renewable energy industry. The IWR focuses on the fields of research, economic and policy consultation as well as media and international networks in the renewable or regenerative energies sector. One main objective of the IWR is to play an instrumental role in introducing and spreading awareness for an industrial, international business profile of the renewable energy industry.
Dr. Norbert Allnoch, Director of the International Economic Platform of Renewable Energies (IWR), 1995, on the definition: "According to our definition, the Renewable Energy Industry is one which takes an interdisciplinary approach to the issue of renewable energy supply (protecting both the climate and resources) and the construction of renewable plants and systems (industry policy for the three areas electricity, heat and fuel."Chronology of the Renewable Energy Industry - Important IWR contributions, including prizes and awards - 2007 Publication of the first structural analysis for a federal state according to the IWR-analysis method for renewable systems engineering and services�(study "Zur Lage der regenerativen Energiewirtschaft in NRW" )2007 International network-contacts:IWR-director Dr. Allnoch speaks with King Harald V. of Norway and �slaug Haga, norwegian minister of energy Presentation of the network / RENIXX in the USA, dialogue with McGinty, environment minister of Pennsylvania2006 IWR starts renewable stock index RENIXX� (