Thursday, September 13, 2007

Suntech Supplies BIPV Component of 750kW Green Building Project in Sicily

September 12, 2007: 08:00 AM EST

WUXI, China, Sept. 12 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd. , one of the world's leading manufacturers of photovoltaic (PV) cells and modules, today announced that it has supplied 230 MSK Photovol Glass panels to Socovoltaic Systems, a Socotherm and TSNergy Inc. joint venture company that designs, manufactures and installs integrated PV systems. The 10kW building integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) solution will form an integral component of a 750kW solar system for a 25,000 square meter green building project in the Sicilian city of Pozzallo, Italy.

Suntech's MSK Photovol Glass panels are semitransparent, thin film BIPV panels that transmit up to 10% of light while generating electricity. This level of light transmission allows for visibility while protecting against excessive solar heat gain, glare, and the damaging effects of UV rays. The aesthetic glass panels used in the green building project are insulated for even greater energy efficiency, and will provide a highly visible showcase for the total 750kW solar system that is slated to be installed at the site.

''Projects such as this green building in Sicily demonstrate the strong and long term global sales market for BIPV products and especially thin film PV modules. We are pleased to be involved with this important project that showcases Suntech's leading concepts in the world of PV and architecture,'' said Dr. Zhengrong Shi, Suntech's Chairman and CEO.

The BIPV system engineering for the building has been spearheaded by US- based thin film and BIPV expert TSNergy on behalf of Socovoltaic Systems. ''Having spent over half a decade in the manufacturing and applications of thin film photovoltaics, we believe that Suntech's MSK Photovol Glass solution is one of the best currently available on the market,'' said Tom Moran, Partner and CEO of TSNergy Inc. ''We see great potential for BIPV products over the next few decades as the market evolves.''

In May 2007, Suntech broke ground on a thin film R&D and manufacturing facility in Shanghai, China. The thin film modules produced will primarily be used in Suntech's MSK BIPV applications.

About TSNergy, Inc.

TSNergy Inc., an American Corporation, is active in the design, production, and commercialization of next generation photovoltaic materials and building integrated photovoltaic systems, for widespread residential and commercial use. For more information, please visit: .

About Socotherm

Socotherm, a public company listed on the Italian Stock Exchange and founded in 1859 in Vicenza, Italy is a world-wide pipe coating contractor with plants in Italy, Spain, Australia, Malaysia, China, Nigeria, Angola, Qatar, Argentina, Brazil, Venezuela and USA. The Group offers all types of pipe coating services world-wide to the Oil and Gas industry from External/Internal Anticorrosion Coatings to Concrete Weight Coating and Thermal Insulation. For more information, please visit: .

About Suntech

Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd. is a leading solar energy company in the world as measured by both production output and capacity of solar cells and modules. Suntech provides solar solutions for a green future. Suntech designs, develops, manufactures, and markets a variety of high quality, cost effective and environmentally friendly PV cells and modules for electric power applications in the residential, commercial, industrial, and public utility sectors. Suntech's majority-owned subsidiary, MSK Corporation is one of the top-ranked companies in the building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) space. Suntech's customers are located in various markets worldwide, including key markets throughout Europe, North America, Japan and China. For more information, please visit .

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