SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Oct. 24 /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 Dr. Zhengrong Shi,
Suntech's Chairman and CEO, has been named one of TIME magazine's 2007 "Heroes
of the Environment." TIME International's selection of 43 heroes celebrates
"the most innovative and influential protectors of the planet."
Dr. Shi shares TIME's honor with leaders and visionaries including Nobel
Peace Prize Laureate Al Gore, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Charles,
Prince of Wales; activists and scientists including Kenyan environmentalist
Wangari Maathai, director of NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies James
Hansen, and the design team of the Toyota Prius; and moguls and entrepreneurs
including Richard Branson, founder of the Virgin brand of over 360 companies,
General Electric's CEO Jeffrey Immelt, and Tulsi Tanti, founder of Suzlon, the
world's fourth largest wind-turbine maker.
Dr. Shi's profile in TIME is authored by Dr. Martin Green, executive
research director of the ARC Photovoltaics Centre of Excellence at the
University of New South Wales (UNSW). Dr. Shi began his lifelong commitment
to solar energy when Dr. Green offered him a scholarship to conduct solar-cell
research for UNSW in 1989. After earning his Ph.D., he became deputy research
director of a university spin-off that was developing next-generation solar
technology. In 2001, he founded Suntech, which became the first private
Chinese company to list on the New York Stock Exchange. Today, Dr. Shi
devotes over 20 percent of his time to meeting with Chinese government
officials, business leaders, academics and citizens to build awareness about
climate change and global warming.
"It is a distinct honor to be named in such esteemed global company," said
Dr. Zhengrong Shi. "TIME's piece recognizes the diverse contributions of
individuals that are giving a clear and compelling voice to the issues of
climate change and environmental protection. TIME calls readers to 'a sense
of urgency' with respect to our planet, and at Suntech, we know that support
for solar energy is building within societies and in countries all over the
world. I personally believe in the ability of solar power to transform the
way the world powers itself, and I strongly believe that each individual can
make a difference."
TIME's "Heroes of the Environment" (October 29 Europe, Asia and South
Pacific issues) may be viewed at: http://www.time.com/heroes2007
TIME's profile of Dr. Shi may be viewed at:
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:
Investor Relations Manager
Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd.
In the United States:
Sanjay M. Hurry
The Piacente Group, Inc.
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