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Suntech Celebrates Earth Day, Bringing Clean Power to Communities From Texas to East Africa
With a Commitment to Promoting Access to Solar Energy, Suntech Supports Projects across the Globe

SAN FRANCISCO, April 22, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd. (NYSE: STP), the world's largest manufacturer of crystalline silicon solar panels, today announced its participation in Earth Day activities across the world. With a focus on the expansion of awareness and adoption of solar energy, Suntech will take part in educational events and panel donations in communities from Austin, Texas to Morogoro, Tanzania.

Suntech's vision for a brighter, sustainable future through the delivery of affordable and reliable solar power is brought into particular focus on Earth Day, when the company celebrates the potential of clean power everywhere. Since its founding in 2001, Suntech has installed 2.2 gigawatts (GW) of solar power in over 80 countries, enough clean energy to replace approximately nine 250 megawatt (MW) coal fired power plants, which are a significant contributor to global carbon emissions.

As Suntech continues to grow the number of its global installations, it has sought out partnerships with local organizations across the world to promote greater access to clean energy. Suntech has focused its 2010 Earth Day efforts on the intersection of clean energy and education, in places where its solar panels can have a long-term impact on the next generation including:

    -- The donation of 10kW of Suntech solar panels to non-profit Nurturing
       Minds, which runs a girls school in Morogoro, Tanzania. This remote
       region of Tanzania is home to the Sega Girls School, which currently
       provides education and housing for over 50 local girls who would
       otherwise receive no education. Solar energy plays a key role in the
       organization's vision of educating 200 girls a year by 2015.

    -- Suntech is proud to announce its work with Austin's McNeil High School
       Green Club. Suntech subsidized the costs of a 10kW PV system for the
       school through a partnership with local partner, URS Corporation. The
       system will provide clean power for the high school's nearly 3,000
       students and demonstrate the possibilities of alternative energy to the

    -- With customer CalTech, Suntech will be a part of an April 23rd Earth
       Day celebration at the CalTech campus in Pasadena. The event will
       celebrate CalTech's vision for a sustainable campus, which includes a
       1.3MW Suntech solar system, currently in phase two of development.
       Suntech will participate in the event by educating visitors about the
       opportunity and savings from solar power.

    -- Suntech participated in the EcoAvenues event in Arizona on April 17th,
       celebrating its first U.S. manufacturing plant in Goodyear, Arizona.
       The event was designed to engage local Phoenix-area residents in
       imagining a more sustainable world, with practical information on
       living a greener lifestyle.

"The truth is, every day is Earth Day for us at Suntech, where we take our commitment to a renewable energy future very seriously," said Steven Chan, Chief Strategy Officer and President of Global Sales and Marketing, Suntech. "That said, it's important to take a step back and examine what clean, solar energy can do for communities and organizations that are educating the next generation. We're very proud of the work our team has done to bring solar power to places that need it the most."

"Suntech's donation to the Sega Girls School will help us get closer to our vision of educating 200 local Tanzanian girls every year by 2015," explained Polly Dolan, Founder, Nurturing Minds and SEGA -- the Tanzanian based nonprofit that operates the school. "In this area of Tanzania, we are too remote to even make use of the local grid. Having access to sustainable, reliable clean power will let us provide the energy we so need for the girls' residence as well as our computer lab. Solar power and education are a great match, particularly in this corner of the world."

About Suntech

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 .

Safe Harbor Statement

This press release contains forward-looking statements. These statements 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 estimations of Suntech's installed solar power solutions, amount of power to be generated by the systems in Morogoro, Tanzania and Austin, Texas, and the number of girls to be educated by the Sega Girls School in 2015. 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.

    For further information, please contact:

    For Suntech:
     Sarahjane Sacchetti
     Story Labs for Suntech America
     Phone: +1-415-268-8881

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