WUXI, China and SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 27 /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 completion of a
500kW solar system at the San Francisco International Airport's (SFO) new
Terminal 3. Close to 3,000 Suntech solar modules were installed by San
Francisco based BASS Electric.
San Francisco Mayor Mr. Gavin Newsom unveiled the new solar system on
September 21, 2007 and was joined at a press conference by Mr. Steven Chan,
Suntech's Chief Strategy Officer, Mr. Jeff Yee, President of BASS Electric, Mr.
John Martin, the SFO Airport Director, and Ms. Susan Leal, President of the
San Francisco Public Utilities Commission.
"This landmark solar project reflects Suntech's growing presence in the
U.S. solar market and helps to build the profile of solar energy as an
important component of the total energy mix," said Mr. Chan. "BASS Electric's
expertise was instrumental in ensuring the successful and on-schedule
completion of this project."
According to BASS Electric, the Terminal 3 solar energy system is
estimated to generate an annual energy saving of 669,000 kilowatt hours, and
save approximately 7,200 tons of Carbon Dioxide over a 30 year period.
Mr. Jeff Yee, President of BASS Electric, commented, "We are very pleased
with the output and performance of Suntech's modules, which will significantly
increase the energy efficiency of SFO Terminal 3. We look forward to working
with Suntech on new solar projects and encouraging the uptake of this clean
and renewable energy source in the U.S. community."
Suntech is displaying its full range of products available in the U.S. at
the Solar Power 2007 Conference and Expo being held in Long Beach, CA. For
additional information, visit the Suntech exhibit booth in Hall B, Booth 364
at the Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center on September 27.
About BASS Electric
BASS Electric is a San Francisco based company with over 20 years
experience in the electrical and solar industries. BASS delivers efficient,
effective and economic solutions to their clients. For more information,
please visit http://www.basselectric.net .
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, Japan, China and the United States. 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
Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd.
In the United States:
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