SHANGHAI, Jan 14, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd.
(NYSE: STP), the world's largest crystalline silicon photovoltaic (PV) module
manufacturer, today announced the completion and grid connection of two solar
systems on the China Pavilion and the Theme Pavilion of the 2010 Shanghai
The China and Theme pavilions feature two building-integrated solar
systems with a combined power output of 3.12MW. The Shenergy Group, one of
Shanghai's leading energy companies, engaged Suntech's system integration team
to design, manufacture, and install the two solar systems. The Theme Pavilion
boasts a 2.8MW integrated solar system comprised of 96 custom-designed
triangular sections and covers an area of 31,104 square meters. The two
systems are expected to generate 2.8 million kilowatt hours of electricity and
displace 1,000 tons of coal consumption and 2,500 tons of carbon emissions per
"The use of solar energy systems to power the China and Theme pavilions
clearly reflects the spirit of this year's Shanghai World Expo, and its theme,
Better City Better Life," said Dr. Zhengrong Shi, Chairman and CEO of Suntech.
"With the combination of advanced solar technologies and architecture, we can
seamlessly integrate solar systems into a building's structure. These
promising capabilities will help to reduce the urban carbon footprint and
facilitate sustainable development."
Suntech's system integration team is one of the most experienced and
capable in China. They have completed a range of technically complex
building-integrated solar systems including the 120kW Beijing Jingya Hotel
curtain wall, an 800kW system at the Wuxi Airport, and the 1MW BIPV facade at
Suntech's new headquarters in Wuxi. Suntech also recently completed China's
first 10MW utility-scale solar power project in Shizuishan, Ningxia Hui
Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd. (NYSE: STP) is the world's leading solar
energy company as measured by production output of crystalline silicon solar
modules. Suntech designs, develops, manufactures, and markets premium quality,
high-output, cost-effective and environmentally friendly solar products for
electric power applications in the residential, commercial, industrial, and
public utility sectors. Suntech offers an extensive range of customer-centric
innovations, including Suntech's patent-pending Pluto technology for
crystalline silicon solar cells, which improves power output by up to 12%
compared to conventional production methods, the Reliathon(TM), the industry's
first fully integrated utility-scale solar platform, and its broad range of
building-integrated solar products.
Suntech designs and delivers commercial and utility scale solar power
systems in China and the United States. With regional headquarters in China,
Switzerland and San Francisco and sales offices worldwide, Suntech is
passionate about improving the environment we live in and dedicated to
developing advanced solar solutions that enable sustainable development. For
more information, please visit http://www.suntech-power.com .
Safe Harbor Statement
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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. These forward-looking statements can
be identified by terminology such as "will," "expects," "anticipates,"
"future," "intends," "plans," "believes," "estimates" and similar statements,
and includes the ability of the systems to generate 2.8 million kilowatt hours
of electricity and displace 1,000 tons of coal consumption and 2,500 tons of
carbon emissions every year. Such statements involve certain risks and
uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those
in the forward-looking statements. Further information regarding these and
other risks is included in Suntech's filings with the U.S. Securities and
Exchange Commission, including its annual report on Form 20-F. Suntech does
not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statement as a
result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required
under applicable law.
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Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd.
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