WUXI, China, Nov. 22 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Suntech Power Holdings Co.,
Ltd. (NYSE: STP), one of the world's leading manufacturers of photovoltaic (PV)
cells and modules, has announced it has recently entered into a solar module
supply contract with Atersa, a subsidiary of Elecnor Group, one of Spain's
leading project planning and integrated management and infrastructure
development companies. In one of its largest and most sophisticated projects
to date, Suntech will supply solar modules with an aggregate output of 23.2MW
to Atersa for installation in the Photovoltaic Grid Connection Park in the
Extremadura region of Spain. It is expected that these solar modules will be
supplied within the first half of 2007.
''Atersa has broad experience in energy integration products and we are
pleased to be able to work with them to build this Photovoltaic Park,'' said
Dr. Zhengrong Shi, Suntech's Chairman and CEO. ''With Spain's recently
enacted feed-in-tariffs and a climate favorable to solar energy production we
expect that Spanish demand for solar products will grow rapidly in coming
years. Suntech aims to be a long term provider of quality PV products in Spain
and this project is a critical part of that effort.''
''After a careful evaluation of potential partners and suppliers for this
landmark Photovoltaic Grid Connection Park, we chose Suntech as we were highly
satisfied with the value and quality of their product,'' said Mr. Virgilio
Navarro, Atersa's CEO. ''We look forward to working closely with Suntech as
part of this project.''
The Photovoltaic Park will cover an area of 65 hectares and have more than
120,000 solar modules. When completed, it will be the largest such power
plant in the world, generating over three times more energy than the next
Suntech's sales in Spain have already grown to account for nearly 12% of
total revenue in the third quarter of 2006 and this project will greatly
increase the Company's presence in this market.
The Elecnor Group is one of Spain's leading companies in the field of
project planning and integrated management and infrastructure development,
operating in the areas of energy, electricity, installations, gas,
telecommunications, railways, the environment, water, operation and
maintenance and construction. The Elecnor Group currently has a presence in
over 30 countries, with its main markets lying in Central America, South
America, French- and Portuguese-speaking Africa and the Middle and Far East.
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
Japan's largest PV manufacturers and 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,
Japan, China and the United States. For more information, please visit
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CO: Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd.; Elecnor Group
ST: China, Spain
IN: OIL UTI ENV
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