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Publisher: International Economic Platform for Renewable Energies, abakus solar AG, abakus solar AG

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)
Grevener Straße 75
48159 Munster
Phone: +49 (0)251 / 23 94 6-0
Fax: +49 (0)251 / 23 946-10

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