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Suntech Donates BIPV Product to Texas A&M Solar Decathlon Home Design Entry

WUXI, China and WASHINGTON D.C., Oct. 22 /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 donated MSK building-integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) modules to Texas A&M University (TAMU) for their entry in this year's Solar Decathlon. The U.S. Department of Energy's Solar Decathlon is a bi-annual competition in which 20 university-led teams compete to design, build, and operate the most attractive, effective, and energy-efficient solar-powered house. The Solar Decathlon complements the US Federal Government's Solar America Initiative, which seeks to make solar energy cost-competitive with conventional forms of electricity by 2015.

"The Solar Decathlon is setting the trend for future green home design in America and TAMU's groHome modular design is one of the most creative entries we have seen," commented Len May, Suntech America's VP of Business Development for MSK BIPV Products. "The home showcases how BIPV can be integrated into a variety of areas of the building skin, clearly demonstrating its multi- functionality as an energy efficient building material. We are pleased to support TAMU and its innovations in solar technology and we are committed to leading the way toward the future of photovoltaic technology."

The focus of the Texas A&M groHome(TM) Solar Decathlon Entry is sustainability, open source systems, disaster relief, and technological growth. TAMU's groHome(TM) is designed as an open flexible building system, with incremental building scales and evolving renewable energy systems. Three different photovoltaic module types are integrated into the home design: a rooftop array consisting of standard Suntech power modules to maximize energy harvest; a pitched semi-transparent BIPV awning system over the south clerestory to shade the home from harsh southern light; and a vertical semi- transparent BIPV system that provides additional shade to the south wall without sacrificing exterior views.

"Already having won a national design competition from the EPA referred to as Design for Disassembly, our home satisfies the dynamic needs of the modern household and the environmental impacts that are looming upon us. In addition, the system design sets the stage to become compliant to manufacturing protocols that might help advance the housing industry," said TAMU Professor Pliny Fisk, inventor of the groHome concept.

The Solar Decathlon competition took place on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Complete event details, team information, high-resolution photos, and daily results are available on the Solar Decathlon website at http://www.solardecathlon.org/. For more information about the Texas A&M Solar Decathlon and groHome, please visit: http://archone.tamu.edu/solardecathlon/design.htm .

About The Texas A&M University System

The A&M System is one of the largest systems of higher education in the U.S., with a budget of $2.6 billion. Through a statewide network of nine universities, seven state agencies and a comprehensive health science center, the A&M System educates more than 103,000 students and makes more than 15 million additional educational contacts through service and outreach programs each year. Externally funded research brings in almost $620 million every year and helps drive the state's economy.

http://www.tamu.edu/

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 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 contact contact Len May, tel: +1 (301) 473-4619 or email: sales@suntechamerica.com.

Safe Harbor Statement

This press release contains forward-looking statements. These statements constitute "forward-looking" statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and as defined in the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements can be identified by terminology such as "will," "expects," "anticipates," "future," "intends," "plans," "believes," "estimates" and similar statements. Such statements involve certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. Further information regarding these and other risks is included in Suntech's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including its annual report on Form 20-F. Suntech does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statement as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required under applicable law.

    For more information, please contact:

    In China:
     Rory Macpherson
     Investor Relations Manager
     Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd.
     Tel:   +86-510-8531-8922
     Email: rory@suntech-power.com

    In the United States:
     Sanjay M. Hurry
     Vice President
     The Piacente Group, Inc.
     Tel:   +1-212-481-2050
     Email: suntech@tpg-ir.com
SOURCE  Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd.
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    /CONTACT:  In China: Rory Macpherson, Investor Relations Manager of
Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd., +86-510-8531-8922, or rory@suntech-power.com;
or In the United States: Sanjay M. Hurry, Vice President of The Piacente Group,
Inc., +1-212-481-2050, or suntech@tpg-ir.com /
    /Web Site:  http://www.suntech-power.com
                http://www.solardecathlon.org/
                http://archone.tamu.edu/solardecathlon/design.htm
                http://www.tamu.edu/ /
    (STP)

CO:  Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd.; The Texas A&M University System
ST:  China, Texas
IN:  CPR OIL HED EDU UTI
SU:  ASI





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