Suntech Launches the Most Powerful 72 Cell Solar Module in the U.S. Market
WUXI, China and LONG BEACH, Calif., Sept. 25 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ --
Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd. (NYSE: STP), one of the world's leading
manufacturers of photovoltaic (PV) cells and modules, today announced the
introduction and availability of the STPVb-1 and STPUb-1 range of high output
solar modules targeting grid connected applications in North America. These
products will be on display from September 25 to September 27 at the Solar
Power 2007 Conference and Expo being held in Long Beach, CA and are available
for sale for delivery in 2008.
With the introduction of the STPVb-1 modules, Suntech is offering the most
powerful standard 72 solar cell module available in the U.S. market. Using
six-inch solar cells, these new modules produce between 260 and 280 watts of
solar power and are designed for use in large commercial roof and ground
"With a few hundred thousand of the STPVb modules already installed and
operating in large projects throughout Spain and Germany, we have already
proven the value and reliability of this new product. Our STPVb modules were
introduced to the United States market as part of the largest solar power
plant installed there to date at the 8.22MW Alamosa, Colorado project. These
modules offer a very tight power tolerance, and their size and power result in
reduced panel installation and balance of system costs, one of the most
important factors in a successful project and demonstrate Suntech's leadership
position in achieving grid parity for its PV modules," said Roger Efird,
President of Suntech America, Inc.
Suntech's STPUb-1 modules are rated 190 to 210 watts and are approximately
1.5 meters long and 1 meter wide. The smaller solar modules are suitable for
large residential installations, as well as commercial projects that require
an appropriate compromise between physical size and its power.
"Designers tell us that some applications require a module that is small
enough to be easily handled, yet powerful enough to still provide installation
cost savings when compared to smaller modules. The STPUb-1 module is our
direct response to this U.S. market need," Mr. Efird added.
For additional information, visit the Suntech exhibit booth in Hall B,
Booth 364 at the Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center.
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 .
Suntech America, Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Suntech Power
Holdings Co., Ltd with responsibility for the distribution of Suntech products
in the Americas. For more information about Suntech America's product
offerings, please visit Suntech's booth at the Solar Power 2007 Conference and
Expo in Hall B, Booth 364 at the Long Beach Convention and Entertainment
Center or contact Roger Efird, tel: +1 (301) 774-3430, or email:
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Investor Relations Manager
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In the United States:
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