LONDON and WUXI, China, May 28, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Suntech Power Holdings
Co., Ltd. (NYSE: STP), the world's largest producer of crystalline silicon
photovoltaic modules, recently received official certification under the UK
Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) for its most popular models, a
pre-requisite for selling solar panels in the UK market. The certification
will enable customers and value-added resellers in the UK to utilize Suntech's
solar panels for reliable electricity generation.
Issued by the leading UK test authority, the British Board of Agrement
(BBA), the certification certifies that Suntech's modules meet or exceed
relevant standards for sales in the UK. The MCS approval process includes a
factory inspection, to ensure that all production processes conform or exceed
safety and reliability standards, as well as thorough product performance
Solar installers, such as The Green Electrician Ltd., are delighted to
offer Suntech modules to their customers in the UK. Rupert Higgin, Director of
The Green Electrician Ltd., has been impressed by the quality, excellent
performance and reliability of Suntech modules installed in Germany. Mr.
Higgin commented, "I would not hesitate in recommending Suntech's
high-performance solar products to our customers in the UK. Suntech has a
strong presence throughout Europe and they provide great support and quick
responses to all my questions." Since installing their first system in April,
The Green Electrician has developed about a dozen new systems using Suntech
modules within the last month.
The forecast for the UK solar market is bright, judging by the activities
of UK installers, such as The Green Electrician, who report robust consumer
demand. The superior performance of Suntech's industry-leading solar panels,
under all light and weather conditions, makes solar a viable energy solution
almost everywhere under the sun. Coupled with strong government incentives to
catalyze market growth, solar will provide an attractive return on investment
to both commercial and private customers in the UK.
Jerry Stokes, Suntech's Vice President of Strategy and Business
Development in Europe, added, "We see the UK as a strategically important
market and had no hesitation in engaging BBA to assess our modules for the MCS
certification. With a high degree of home ownership and a positive
feed-in-tariff legislation, which offers secure returns, we are confident that
the UK market offers great potential."
All of Suntech's products meet or exceed the most stringent international
quality and safety standards. Launched in 2009, Suntech's advanced solar
product testing facility is widely recognized as the best-in-class, as it has
been awarded the Underwriters Laboratories Witness Testing Data Program
Certificate as well as the VDE Test Data Acceptance Program Certificate in
accordance with all requirements of IEC 61215 and IEC 61730.
About Suntech Power
Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd. (NYSE: STP) produces industry-leading
solar products for residential, commercial, industrial, and utility
applications. With regional headquarters in China, Switzerland, and the United
States, and gigawatt-scale manufacturing worldwide, Suntech has delivered
close to 10,000,000 photovoltaic panels to over 1,400 customers in more than
80 countries. Suntech's pioneering R&D creates customer-centric innovations
that are driving solar to grid parity against fossil fuels. Suntech's mission
is to provide everyone with reliable access to nature's cleanest and most
abundant energy source.
For more information about Suntech's people and products, please visit
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