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    SPI Energy Announces Closing of Investment in Electric Vehicle Rental Business

    SHANGHAIJan. 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- SPI Energy Co., Ltd. ("SPI Energy" or the "Company") (OTCBB: SRGYY), a global provider of photovoltaic (PV) solutions for business, residential, government and utility customers and investors, today announced the closing of its investment of RMB30 million for a 60% stake in Beijing Yiwei New Energy Technology Development Company ("Yiwei"), an Internet-based electric vehicle rental service provider located in China. The investment was previously announced on September 1, 2015.

    The investment is expected to allow SPI Energy to provide solar energy to users of electrical vehicles and is an important component in SPI Energy's overall strategy to create a closed-loop solar energy ecosystem from power generation and power storage to power efficiency management.

    SPI Energy believes that its rapidly increasing capability to fund projects through its Solarbao.com platform will help Yiwei to expand its existing fleet of electric vehicles, which will create further opportunities for SPI Energy's solar energy business.

    Since its launch in early 2015, Solarbao.com has offered Chinese investors access to more than 100 green energy projects and financing products, bringing new financing solutions to China's ambitious target of 100 gigawatts of solar PV installations by 2020 as outlined by China's National Energy Administration.

    About SPI Energy Co., Ltd. (OTCBB: SRGYY)

    SPI Energy Co., Ltd. is a global provider of photovoltaic (PV) solutions for business, residential, government and utility customers and investors. SPI Energy focuses on the downstream PV market including the development, financing, installation, operation and sale of utility-scale and residential solar power projects in ChinaJapanEurope and North America. The Company operates an innovative online energy e-commerce and investment platform, www.solarbao.com, which enables individual and institutional investors to purchase innovative PV-based investment and other products; as well as www.solartao.com, a B2B e-commerce platform offering a range of PV products for both upstream and downstream suppliers and customers. The Company has its operating headquarters in Shanghai and maintains global operations in AsiaEuropeNorth America and Australia. SPI Energy is in the process of applying for listing of its ADSs with the Nasdaq Capital Market.

    For additional information visit: www.spisolar.comwww.solarbao.com or www.solartao.com.

    Safe Harbor Statement

    This release contains certain "forward-looking statements." These statements are forward-looking in nature and subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially. All forward-looking statements included in this release are based upon information available to the Company as of the date of this release, which may change, and the Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, except as may be required under applicable securities law.


    Amy Liu
    (800) 548-8767


    SOURCE SPI Energy Co., Ltd.