SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Dec. 18 /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 China's Green Persons of the
Year for his outstanding contribution to environmental protection initiatives
and environmental awareness within China. The award was presented to Dr. Shi
and eight other recipients at a ceremony held in Beijing on December 14, 2007.
The national award, sponsored by seven Chinese government institutions
including the State Environmental Protection Administration, Central
Propaganda Department, National Environmental Protection Committee, Population,
Resources and Environment Committee of the CPPCC, Ministry of Culture, State
Administration of Radio, and the Chinese Communist Youth League and supported
by the United Nations Environmental Program, is China's highest honor for
those that make exceptional contributions to environmental protection. Dr.
Shi and eight others were chosen to receive the award after a nationwide
selection process that combined results from internet polling, media surveys
and opinions from a panel of experts.
"I am honored to receive this national accolade for environmental
protection," said Dr. Zhengrong Shi. "The increasing symptoms of climate
change are a concern not just for China, but the entire world and I believe
that it is our responsibility, both as individuals and as corporations, to
proactively support initiatives that conserve our environment and encourage
sustainable development. I have no doubt that solar power will play a
critical role in this broader environmental conservation movement, and Suntech
will continue to drive technology advancements to reduce cost and facilitate
the widespread adoption of solar power."
Suntech plays a leading role in the development of green initiatives in
China through sponsorship of environmental protection programs, participation
in the design and installation of solar projects, and continuous education of
Chinese constituents. Dr. Shi personally 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.
Suntech's commitment to the highest standards of resource conservation and
environmental protection extend to its own facilities. Suntech is currently
constructing its new headquarters in Wuxi, China which will incorporate a wide
variety of environmentally friendly architectural techniques including
geothermal heating, convection cooling, extensive use of natural light, rain
water recycling, and a 1MW solar fa?ade that are designed to ensure that the
building will generate 85% of its energy needs from renewable sources.
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:
Contact in China:
Investor Relations Manager
Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd.
Contact in the United States:
Sanjay M. Hurry
The Piacente Group, Inc.