Suntech agrees to develop 1.8 GW of solar projects in China

San Francisco, July 13, 2009 — Suntech Power Holdings Co., a crystalline silicon photovoltaic (PV) module manufacturer, has entered into a number of strategic agreements with provincial and city governments in China to develop 1.8 GW worth of solar projects.

The implementation of these projects is subject to the satisfaction of a number of conditions including obtaining related permits from the National Development and Reform Commission and other relevant government bodies; drafting project designs; and attracting the necessary investment and project financing to implement the projects. These provinces enjoy significant solar resources making them ideal locations to generate solar electricity.

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 Light Thru system at the Wuxi Airport, and the 1MW building integrated PV (BIPV) facade at Suntech’s new headquarters in Wuxi. Suntech’s system integration team is in the process of implementing a 1.5MW rooftop project in Huaian city, Jiangsu province and a 3MW BIPV solar system for the Shanghai World Expo.

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