Germany's SolarWorld AG expects business in 2002 to grow by 25 percent to more than €100 million Euros and a growth in earnings before interests and taxes also by 25 % compared to the previous year. Already in the first four months of 2002 group sales increased by more than 50 percent compared to the same period last year.

The group has planned to extend the production of solar silicon wafers from 80 MW to 220 MW by the end of 2004.