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Suntech Unveils Robust North American Partner Sales Program
New Program Gives Installers Access to Broad Range of Services and Support

ANAHEIM, Calif., Oct. 27 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Today from the Solar Power International conference, Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd. (NYSE: STP), the world's leading manufacturer of crystalline silicon photovoltaic (PV) modules, announced its new North American Partner Program, designed to increase its current network of approximately 200 domestic installers and help dealers generate more sales. Formally launching in January 2010, the Suntech Partner Program will offer selected dealers a co-marketing fund, training and services, financing programs, and priority access to its innovative product line.

"We are focused on growing the footprint of solar power across the U.S. and Canada, and to do this, we know we have to effectively collaborate with all of our partners," said Mark McKahan-Jones, vice president, Dealer Sales Division, Suntech. "Our program is built with insights and feedback from solar installers across the country, and we're confident that combined with our high-value solar modules, we will provide the country's best dealers with everything they need to grow their businesses."

With applications open to all North American solar installers, Suntech's Partner Program will feature a proprietary Partner Portal created to simplify the installer sales process. The portal allows Suntech dealers to manage their Suntech account, retrieve and track leads, and access a variety of sales and marketing resources. Additionally, Suntech worked with Clean Power Finance, the nation's leading provider of software and services to renewable energy professionals to develop a state of the art proposal tool/CRM service that allows Suntech partners to:

    -- Produce professional and fully customizable proposals in a few simple
       steps;
    -- Utilize a continuously updated, comprehensive database of utility
       rates, incentives, and rebates;
    -- Track and manage their customers from interest to installation from one
       central location; and
    -- Produce accurate quotes using pre-loaded Suntech solar modules.

Dealers are welcome to contact Suntech now to sign up for the launch of the Partner Program in January 2010. To learn more about Suntech and its Partner Program, please visit http://www.suntech-power.com .

About Suntech

Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd. (NYSE: STP) is the world's leading solar energy company as measured by production output of crystalline silicon 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.

Suntech designs and delivers commercial and utility scale solar power systems in China and the United States. With regional headquarters in China, Switzerland and San Francisco 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 includes the ability of the new Partner Program to increase the network of domestic installers and help them generate more sales, the launch date of the new Partner Program, the offering of a co-marketing fund, training and services, financing programs, and priority access to the product line under the new Partner Program, the ability of the Partner Portal to simplify the reseller sales process, and the ability of the Proposal Tool to produce customized proposals, track and manage customers, and produce accurate quotes. 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:

     Sarahjane Sacchetti
     Story Labs for Suntech America
     Tel:   +1-415-254-6100
     Email: ssacchetti@suntechamerica.com

SOURCE Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd.

Sarahjane Sacchetti, Story Labs for Suntech America, +1-415-254-6100, ssacchetti@suntechamerica.com