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After contributing to the evolution of photovoltaic technologies since the early 1980s, we are now engaged in a new and exciting investment opportunity: the opening of Silfab Ontario, our ÀUVW1RUWK$PHULFDQPDQXIDFWXULQJSODQWZLWKDWRWDOFDSDFLW\RI0:HTXLSSHGZLWKD production line for the manufacture of high-�performing solar modules. 7KLVLVDYHQWXUHWKDWUHà HFWVRXUFRQÀGHQFHLQWKHIDVWJURZLQJ2QWDULDQ39PDUNHWZKLFK RYHUWKHSDVWPRQWKVKDVà RXULVKHGWREHFRPHDQDWWUDFWLYHKDYHQIRUGRPHVWLFDQG international investors. Although Ontario will represent the core business of our operations, for our company LQYHVWLQJLQ&DQDGDDOVRPHDQVIXUWKHULQJRXUFRPPLWPHQWWRWKHJURZWKRIWKH1RUWK $PHULFDQVRODUPDUNHW²DPDUNHWWREHVXUHZKLFKZH believe is about to develop into the most vital arena worldwide.

A new era

of North American PV technologies

Our interests in overseas opportunities were already enhanced earlier this year when we partnered up with U.S. based solar investment company REgeneration Finance VSHFLDOL]HGLQWD[FUHGLWĂ€QDQFLQJVWUXFWXUHWRVXSSRUWWKH development of commercial and utility scale solar energy projects throughout the United States. :LWK6LOIDE2QWDULRZHDUHWDNLQJDIXUWKHUVWHSWR

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From polysilicon to cells and modules manufacturing, and ultimately to solar farms GHYHORSPHQWDQGLPSOHPHQWDWLRQRXUJRDOLVWRPDNHSKRWRYROWDLFHQHUJ\WKHSRZHUUHVRXUFH RIDPRUHHIĂ€FLHQWDQGVXVWDLQDEOHIXWXUH$OHDGLQJLQWHUQDWLRQDOYHUWLFDOO\LQWHJUDWHG FRPSDQ\GHGLFDWHGWRGHVLJQLQJDQGPDQXIDFWXULQJSURGXFWVDQGV\VWHPVIRUWKHHQWLUH39 supply chain, Silfab was founded in 2007 by Franco Traverso, an Italian solar energy pioneer ZLWK\HDUVRIH[SHULHQFHLQWKHSKRWRYROWDLFLQGXVWU\+HDGTXDUWHUHGLQ3DGXD ,WDO\ 6LOIDE is the product of strategic economic and technological synergies with two global photovoltaic OHDGLQJSDUWQHUV3DQ$VLD6RODU/WGZKRVHIRXQGHUVHVWDEOLVKHGVRPHRIWKHPRVWVXFFHVVIXO 39FRPSDQLHVLQWKHZRUOGDQG6LQR$PHULFDQ6LOLFRQ3URGXFWV,QFDVWRFNH[FKDQJHOLVWHG world provider of premium silicon wafers for photovoltaic and semiconductor applications since 1981. 0RUHRYHUWKDQNVWRDQH[HFXWLYHPDQDJHPHQWWHDPZLWK

30

years of photovoltaic excellence

three decades of experience in the solar industry, Silfab HQMR\VDSULYLOHJHGDFFHVVWRWKHPRVWFRPSHWLWLYH39PDUNHWV worldwide. :LWKVXEVLGLDULHVLQ1HWKHUODQGV1HZ<RUNDQGQRZLQ2QWDULR Silfab aims at meeting the growing demand for renewable energy products with state-â&#x20AC;?of-â&#x20AC;?the-â&#x20AC;?art photovoltaic technologies WKDWDUHWKHHVVHQFHRIKLJKHIĂ&#x20AC;FLHQF\SURGXFWLYLW\DQG

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One international group,

installation. In Spring 2010, we signed a joint-â&#x20AC;?venture agreement with U.S. based REgeneration Finance, specialized in tax FUHGLWĂ&#x20AC;QDQFLQJVWUXFWXUHWRVXSSRUWWKHGHYHORSPHQWRI commercial and utility scale projects in the United States.

many global partners

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Solaris

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Pan Asia Solar

REGeneration Finance LLC USA

Sunrise

integrated value chain

Franco Traverso

SAS Silfab spa Silfab International BV Espe

Silfab Ontario Inc ONTARIO

Silfab USA LLC USA

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The key players Polysilicon

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Founded in 1999, Solaris d.o.o. is the

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Incorporated in 1981 and publicly listed

leading Croatian manufacturer of

Global Solar Energy designs and

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photovoltaic modules born of Franco

manufactures solar cells in high-â&#x20AC;?

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Traversoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s solar engineering expertise and

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capable of producing clean electric

development, manufacturing and

Solarisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; manufacturing cutting-â&#x20AC;?edge

energy at highly competitive costs.

distribution of silicon wafers and ingots.

processes are based on environmentally

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The company distributes its products in

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provider specialized in growth capital

Taiwan and abroad, including Asia, the

and are operated by a young and dynamic

and advisory services to early-â&#x20AC;?stage

Americas, Europe and Australia.

team of employees. In 2008, Solaris made

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to further improve the environmental

company has a team of partners and

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executives with 25 years of experience

its manufacturing plant and products.

in photovoltaic business development

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and technological innovation. Over the

of its production lines, Solaris provides all

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to the growth of high-â&#x20AC;?performing

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internationally listed photovoltaic

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Franco Traverso

A mixture of business inspiration and technological genius: Franco Traverso is one of the most authoritative protagonists of the international green economy.

The story of Franco Traverso mirrors that of Italian-â&#x20AC;?made photovoltaics. His is a business path begun on his own, somewhat against the stream where technological innovation set the beat and aims of the great challenge of renewables. )UDQFR7UDYHUVRFXUUHQWO\&KDLUPDQDQG3UHVLGHQWRI6LOIDE S.p.A., is renowned as the trailblazer of photovoltaics in Italy, LQLWLDWRURIDWHFKQRORJ\ZKLFKZDVXQNQRZQXQWLOWKHHLJKWLHV and relegated to the studies and discussions of a very restricted elite of specialists. His is a challenge which lasts thirty years, WDFNOHGULJKWIURPWKHEHJLQQLQJZLWKDQH\HDWWHQWLYHWRWKH opportunities of a sector which he contributed towards building from zero. 7KLVVDPHVHFWRULVQRZJHQHUDWLQJWZRĂ&#x20AC;JXUHJURZWKWUHQGV It is a mixture of business inspiration and technological genius that drove Traverso in the course of his long adventure to develop international patents, create industrial processes, sign partnership and joint-â&#x20AC;?venture agreements, and realize WHFKQRORJLFDOWUDQVIHUVDOORYHUWKHZRUOG7KHUHVXOWVPDNHKLP one of the most authoritative protagonists of the international green economy, a piece of history of European photovoltaics.

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Executive Team

/HGE\VRODUHQHUJ\SLRQHHUFranco Traverso, CEO and founder of Silfab Spa and Silfab Ontario, RXU QHZ 1RUWK$PHULFDQ KXE ZLOO EH VXSHUYLVHG E\ 0DQDJLQJ 'LUHFWRU Luciano Munaretto who EULQJV WR WKH FRPSDQ\ RYHU  \HDUV RI H[SHULHQFH LQ EXVLQHVVWREXVLQHVV PDUNHWLQJ DQG EXVL-â&#x20AC;? QHVVVXVWDLQDELOLW\%HVLGHVPDQDJLQJ6LOIDE¡VEXVLQHVVRSHUDWLRQV0XQDUHWWRLVDOVRDOHFWXUHURI 6XVWDLQDELOLW\0DQDJHPHQWDWWKH8QLYHUVLW\RI3DGXD ,WDO\  6LOIDE2QWDULR&(2DQG*HQHUDO0DQDJHULV3DROR0DFFDULRZKREULQJVĂ&#x20AC;IWHHQ\HDUVH[SHULHQFHDV 3UHVLGHQWDQG&(2RIVHYHUDOOHDGLQJFRPSDQLHVDORQJZLWK\HDUVLQWKHVRODU39PHWDOOXUJLFDO DQGDXWRPRWLYHĂ&#x20AC;HOG

Silfab Ontario manufacturing operations will be supervised by CTO Fabio Fizzotti who has gained PRUHWKDQ\HDUVRIH[SHULHQFHLQ5 'DQG39FRPSRQHQWVSURGXFWLRQPDQDJHPHQWE\ZRUNLQJ for one of the leading polysilicon providers in the world.

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pioneers of photovoltaic

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The year Helios Technology was IRXQGHGZLWKLWVEDVHQHDU3DGXD and the start of production of monocrystalline silicon cells EHJLQQLQJZLWKWKHSURFHVVLQJ of silicon from electronic production, with regeneration DQGFOHDQLQJE\VDQGEODVWLQJ 

1982

and modules for the national DQGIRUHLJQPDUNHWV$WWKH time, Helios modules had a power density that touched on the highest values in the world.

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private Italian company in the

light glazing, ideal for the sailing

photovoltaics sector.

and electric car sectors.

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1981

1984

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3URGXFWLRQRIPRQRFU\VWDOOLQH silicon ingots and wafers through a joint venture with a Russian company for participation in WKH0:(1(/SODQWDW6HUUH

1986

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1994/95

photovoltaics value chain was born with the production of LQJRWVDQGZDIHUV7KDQNVWR their high performance and reliability, in the 1990s Helios modules are increasingly used WRUHDOL]HDZLGHYDULHW\RI39 systems in Germany.

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Introduction of a new chemical system

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for the regeneration of silicon from

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module production technology to India,

Helios parcel recorded the best

Sweden and South Africa.

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1990

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2000

3URGXFWLRQEHJLQVRIDQHZ cell of the monocrystalline type measuring 165x165 mm, which saw the introduction for the first time of 3 aluminium bus bars that provide a

Traverso founds Solaris, a

considerable increase in mean

module production company

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in Croatia. Today Solaris has a

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today, 10 years after their first

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million euro.

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1999

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2002

2004 Automation of the cell production line and increase of the production capacity from 3 WR0:S+HOLRV7HFKQRORJ\LV able to reduce the production SURFHVVWRMXVWVWHSV compared with the 10-‐12 used with traditional technologies.

Transfer of the module

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production technology to China.

the removal of metals and

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integrated circuits from

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wafers for regenerating silicon

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companies in the sector

manufacturers of electronic

worldwide.

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2007

End 2007. Traverso founds Silfab SpA while remaining at the head of Helios. Silfab launches the project for an integrated photovoltaics value chain,

June 2006. Helios Technology

starting from the production

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of solar grade polysilicon.

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Helios as CEO.

the Silfab project.

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N:SDPRQJWKHKLJKHVW DYDLODEOHRQWKHPDUNHWIRU plants with increasingly greater performance.

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July/September 2008. Silfab

2008

opens to two international VKDUHKROGHUV 3$6DQG6$6 IRUWKH realization of a fully integrated supply chain. The former

2009

LQLWLDWHGDQGĂ&#x20AC;QDQFHGDPRQJWKH most important photovoltaics companies in China. The latter, Taiwanese, has been producing silicon ingots and wafers since 1981 and today is one of the major producers of photovoltaic components in the world.

Helios Technology proceeds with

November 2009. The Silfab

the installation of a second cell

project extends to the entire

production line for achievement

value chain, from the polysilicon

of a production capacity of 60

to the module, and moves from

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America where the availability

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integrated treatment, with zero

it possible to launch a â&#x20AC;&#x153;Green

discharges, of the waste waters

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,:7 ZKLFKSHUPLWVRIWKH waters to be reused. May 2008. Traverso leaves the management of Helios Technology to dedicate himself completely to Silfab.

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2008

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2010

June 2010. Silfab initiates the

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procedures for the establishment

activities in the photovoltaic

of Silfab Ontario Inc., 100%

sector with the creation of solar

controlled by the Silfab

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International holding company.

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September 2010. Silfab Ontario

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facility for its production unit in

excellent energy yields.

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production projects.

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2011

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The framing material is placed inside a framing station which presses the pieces into place by pneumatic pressure. The frame construction includes corner inserts.

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Junction box section Silicon is dispensed by a semi-â&#x20AC;? automatic machine around the bottom of the junction box, which is then placed in its appropriate position and con-â&#x20AC;? nected to the bus tabs to the box manually.

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