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Suntech Brings Enphase Micro-Inverter Technology to Its U.S. Authorized Dealer Network
--Enphase Energy Products Offer Suntech Authorized Dealers Another Competitive Advantage
SAN FRANCISCO and PETALUMA, Calif., March 2, 2009 /PRNewswire-Asia via COMTEX/ -- Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd. (NYSE: STP), the world's leading manufacturer of photovoltaic (PV) modules announced that it will offer the Enphase Micro-inverter to its rapidly growing network of U.S. Authorized Dealers as part of its commitment to bringing cutting edge technology to customers.

"Enphase Energy has come out with some very impressive inverter technology that will change the way solar is installed. We want to help our Authorized Dealers stay ahead of the curve, which is why we decided to make this available to our customers," said Roger Efird, President, Suntech America, Inc.

In comparison to centralized inverters, Enphase Micro-inverters bolt directly to the solar system racking, reducing installation time and cost. Increased versatility in system size and module positioning enables Suntech Authorized Dealers to capture new business and speed up the installation process. Enphase's Enlighten(TM) monitoring and analysis system also gives unprecedented insight into the performance of a homeowner's solar system.

''Suntech delivers a top-quality solar module to its Authorized Dealers and their customers. Enphase is committed to partnering with leading solar technologies and as such we are excited to be a part of the offering Suntech is making to its authorized installers,'' said Paul Nahi, Chief Executive Officer of Enphase Energy.

As its Authorized Dealer network grows in the United States, Suntech's goal of making solar more affordable and accessible to a broader spectrum of customers is becoming a reality. Suntech is dedicated to the adoption of advanced technologies that target to help solar become a mainstream form of energy in the United States and across the world.

Suntech will stock Enphase Micro-inverters alongside Suntech modules in its US warehouses to ensure streamlined ordering for Suntech Authorized Dealers. Initially Suntech has ordered approximately 1 MW of Enphase Micro-inverters.

About Enphase

Enphase Energy provides solar energy management systems for residential and commercial markets. The company offers a networked system, which includes high-efficiency micro-inverters, communications and web-based analytics. The systems increase energy harvest, increase system reliability, and simplify design, installation and management. Founded in 2006 and based in Northern California, the company is led by veterans from the solar and high tech industries and backed by industry leaders. For more information, please visit http://www.enphaseenergy.com or call (707) 763-4784.

About Suntech

Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd. (NYSE: STP) is the world's leading solar energy company as measured by production output of solar modules. Suntech designs, develops, manufactures, and markets premium-quality, high-output, cost-effective and environmentally friendly solar products for electric power applications in the residential, commercial, industrial, and public utility sectors. Suntech's patent-pending Pluto technology for crystalline silicon solar cells improves power output by up to 12% compared to conventional production methods.

Suntech also offers one of the broadest ranges of building-integrated solar products under the MSK Solar Design Line(TM). Suntech designs and delivers commercial and utility scale solar power systems through its wholly owned subsidiaries Suntech Energy Solutions and Suntech Energy Engineering and will own and operate projects greater than 10 megawatts in the United States through Gemini Solar Development Company, a joint venture with MMA Renewable Ventures. With regional headquarters in China, Switzerland and the United States and sales offices worldwide, Suntech is passionate about improving the environment we live in and dedicated to developing advanced solar solutions that enable sustainable development. 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 include the ability of Enphase inverters to change the way solar is installed, allow Suntech Authorized dealers to capture new business and speed up the installation process, the ability of Suntech to make solar more affordable and help solar become a mainstream form of energy in the United States and across the world. 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 further information please contact:

    Suntech:
     In China:
     Rory Macpherson
     Investor Relations Director
     Suntech Power Holdings, Co. Ltd.
     Tel:   +86-21-6288-5574
     Email: rory@suntech-power.com

     In the United States:
     Sanjay M. Hurry
     Vice President
     The Piacente Group, Inc. (Investor Relations Counsel, Suntech)
     Tel:   +1-212-481-2050
     Email: suntech@tpg-ir.com

    Enphase Energy:
     Leesa Lee
     Director of Marketing
     Enphase Energy, Inc.
     Tel:   +1-707-763-4784 x7036
     Email: llee@enphaseenergy.com

SOURCE Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd.


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