SolTech’s ASRE receives new order that provides 83 MSEK in income over the contract period
SolTech Energy’s jointly owned company in China, Advanced SolTech Renewable Energy Hangzhou Co. Ltd. (ASRE), has signed an order with SuZhou LongJie Special Fiber Co Ltd. The order covers the installation of a 3.5 megawatt (MW) solar energy unit estimated to provide annual earnings amounting to approximately 4.15 MSEK. Over the contract’s 20-year term, cumulative income is estimated to amount to approximately 83 MSEK (ca. 8.3 MEUR).
The installation will cover a roof surface measuring circa 35,000 sq. meters (about the surface area of five football fields) and produce circa 3,675,000 kWh annually. The customer is contractually committed to buying all the electricity the installation produces over 20 years. Over that same period of time, ASRE receives subsidies from the Chinese authorities based on every kilowatt-hour (kWh) delivered to the customer. Investment in the installation, which continues to be owned by ASRE, amounts to approximately 22 MSEK (ca. 2.2 MSEK (0.2 MEUR). It is expected to be completed during December 2018
CEO Stefan Ölander comments:
”Our new customer is a textile factory in Zgangjiagang, which – by Cinese standards – is a small city with about 1.5 million citizens. The city lies 160 kilometers north of Shanghai and we are very pleased about getting more and more customers in this vast region.”
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SolTech Energy in brief SolTech Energy develops and sells building-integrated solar energy products for all forms of building structures – commercial, public and residential. The products are part of a building’s outer shell, as a roof or wall with integrated solar cells for the production of electricity. The concern also operates in China, where the business model consists of financing, owning and servicing solar energy installations on the roofs of customer owned facilities, and of selling all the electricity these installations produce. Soltech Energy Sweden AB (publ.) is traded on First North at Nasdaq Stockholm, under the symbol “SOLT” and has over 15,000 shareholders. Also included in the concern are its jointly owned (51%) subsidiaries ASAB in Sweden and ASRE in China. The company’s Certified Advisor is G&W Fondkommission (securities broker). For more information see: www.soltechenergy.com
Investment in China SolTech’s investment in China is carried out by a jointly owned company, Advanced SolTech Renewable Energy (Hangzhou) Co. Ltd (ASRE), where SolTech owns 51 percent and Advanced Solar Power Hangzhou Inc. (ASP) owns 49 percent. The business model consists of having ASRE finance, install, own, and periodically service solar energy installations mounted on the roofs of customer-owned facilities. The customer does not pay for the installed solar energy unit, but instead undersigns a long-term, 20-25 year contract to buy all the electricity the relevant unit produces. ASRE’s current income comes from the sale of electricity to customers, along with various forms of subsidies based on kWh production. Focus is now concentrated on building a backlog of orders for 2018/2019 and beyond, with the goal of obtaining an installed capacity of 605 MW (megawatts) by the close of 2021, which in 2022 will be set into full operation, generating current annual sales amounting to approximately 1 billion SEK (ca. 100 MEUR).