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ReneSola Announces Strategic Partnership with China Resources Leasing Co., Ltd.

SHANGHAI, Jan. 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- ReneSola Ltd ("ReneSola") (www.renesola.com) (NYSE: SOL), a leading fully-integrated solar project developer and provider of energy-efficient products, today announced that it formed a strategic partnership with China Resources Leasing Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of China Resources (Holdings) Co., Ltd ("CR" or "China Resources Group"), a conglomerate registered in Hong Kong with seven key strategic business units and over 1,900 business entities. 

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Under the terms of the partnership agreement, China Resources Leasing will provide ReneSola with an annual credit facility of no less than RMB 1 billion for the Company's solar downstream project development.

Xianshou Li, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of ReneSola, commented: "We are excited to partner with China Resources. The annual credit facility will provide an important capital infusion enabling us to execute our downstream project development plan. We believe that getting this financial commitment from a high profile and successful firm such as China Resources validates the quality of our project pipeline. We expect project development to continue to drive our growth in 2017 and beyond."

About ReneSola

Founded in 2005, and listed on the New York Stock Exchange in 2008, ReneSola (NYSE: SOL) is an international leading brand and technology provider of energy efficient products. Leveraging its global presence and expansive distribution and sales network, ReneSola is well positioned to provide its highest quality green energy products and on-time services for EPC, installers, and green energy projects around the world. For more information, please visit www.renesola.com.

About China Resources (Holdings) Co., Ltd.

China Resources (Holdings) Co., Ltd. ("CR" or "China Resources Group") is a diversified holding company registered in Hong Kong. CR was first established as "Liow & Co." in Hong Kong in 1938, and was later restructured and renamed as China Resources Company in 1948. In 1952, instead of being affiliated to the General Office of the CPC Central Committee, it came under the Central Trade Department (now known as the Ministry of Commerce). In 1983, it was again restructured into China Resources (Holdings) Co., Ltd. In December 1999, CR was no longer linked to the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation, and came under state management. In 2003, under the direct supervision of SASAC, it became one of the key state-owned enterprises.  China Resources (Holdings) Co., Ltd's main business focus is the export of mainland Chinese products (including energy) to Hong Kong. Its retail operations are organised under the China Resources Retail group, and include Chinese Arts & Crafts; it also runs a number of supermarkets in Hong Kong, originally under the CRC name, but now rebranded as Vanguard. It also owns Ng Fung Hong, the monopoly meat importer into Hong Kong.  For more information, please visit China Resources (Holding) Co. Ltd.'s website at http://en.crc.com.cn/.

Safe Harbor Statement

This press release contains statements that constitute "forward-looking" statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and as defined in the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Whenever you read a statement that is not simply a statement of historical fact (such as when the Company describes what it "believes," "plans," "expects" or "anticipates" will occur, what "will" or "could" happen, and other similar statements), you must remember that the Company's expectations may not be correct, even though it believes that they are reasonable. The Company does not guarantee that the forward-looking statements will happen as described or that they will happen at all. Further information regarding risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements is included in the Company's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including the Company's annual report on Form 20-F. The Company undertakes no obligation, beyond that required by law, to update any forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances after the date on which the statement is made, even though the Company's situation may change in the future.

For investor and media inquiries for ReneSola, please contact:

In China:

ReneSola Ltd

Ms. Rebecca Shen
+86 (21) 6280-9180 x106
ir@renesola.com 

The Blueshirt Group Asia

Mr. Gary Dvorchak, CFA
+86 (138) 1079-1480
gary@blueshirtgroup.com 

In the United States:

The Blueshirt Group

Mr. Ralph Fong
+1 (415) 489-2195
ralph@blueshirtgroup.com

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