WUXI, China, Sept. 12 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Suntech Power Holdings Co.,
Ltd. (NYSE: STP), 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: http://www.tsnergy.com .
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: http://www.socotherm.com .
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 http://www.suntech-power.com .
For more information, please contact:
President Suntech Europe
In the United States:
Sanjay M. Hurry
The Piacente Group, Inc.
Investor Relations Manager
Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd.