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Suntech to Supply 4MW of Modules to Leading Italian PV System Developer Enerray

SAN FRANCISCO, April 2, 2008 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd. (NYSE: STP) one of the world's leading manufacturers of photovoltaic (PV) cells and modules, today announced a 4MW module supply agreement with Enerray, an Italian designer, developer and manager of photovoltaic systems. The Suntech modules will be installed by Enerray in PV systems for the rooftops of large Italian industrial complexes.

"The Italian government's proven commitment to renewable energy has fueled significant solar market growth in the region. Suntech is resolute in supporting utilization of renewable energy resources through the supply of high quality and reliable solar products to European PV system providers such as Enerray," said Jerry Stokes, President of Suntech Europe.

Italy is an avid supporter of the solar industry with attractive feed-in-tariffs of EUR0.36/kWh for ground-mounted PV systems and EUR0.44/kWh for buildings integrated PV systems. The current government regulations have set the total feed-in-tariff program cap to 1.2GW before a re-evaluation of the solar program.

"We are experiencing significant demand for the deployment of commercial rooftop solar systems," said Dr. Eng. Marco Ghirardello, Chief Executive Officer of Enerray. "As one of Italy's leading installers of photovoltaic systems, we have chosen to partner with the well respected Suntech brand to bring their superior quality solar products to key projects in high commerce cities across Italy."

Europe is currently the largest regional market for solar photovoltaic systems with countries such as Germany, Spain and Italy experiencing rapid annual growth. In order to better serve customers in the region, Suntech has recently established local sales and service centers in Germany and Spain and plans to continue to expand its European network by establishing offices in Italy and Greece over the next 12 months.

About Enerray

Enerray is a company that designs, develops and manages photovoltaic systems of medium and large size. Thanks to its design and business network located in the most important Italian cities, Enerray operates throughout the whole of the Italian territory. The economies of scale that Enerray has obtained with its projects make it competitive also in the supply of modules, inverters and other components to installers of photovoltaic systems. For more information, please visit http://www.enerray.com .

About Suntech

Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd. is a world leading solar energy company as measured by both production output and capacity of solar cells and modules. Suntech is passionate about improving the environment we live in and dedicated to developing advanced solar solutions that enable sustainable development. Suntech designs, develops, manufactures, and markets a variety of high quality, cost effective and environmentally friendly solar products for electric power applications in the residential, commercial, industrial, and public utility sectors. Suntech offers one of the broadest ranges of building integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) products under the MSK product line. Suntech has sales offices worldwide and is a market share leader in key global solar markets. For more information, please visit http://www.suntech-power.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, and includes Suntech's expectation of the growth of the Italian solar market, Suntech's ability to deliver PV modules according to the agreement and Suntech's ability to expand its distribution network in Europe through the opening of new offices in Italy and Greece. 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:

    At Suntech:
     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