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Suntech Announces Key Takeaways from Analyst and Investor Day in Hong Kong

BEIJING, March 26 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd. (NYSE: STP), one of the world's leading manufacturers of photovoltaic (PV) cells, hosted an Analyst and Investor Day in Hong Kong on Monday, March 26, welcoming guests from the Asian, European and U.S. investment communities.

Dr. Zhengrong Shi, Suntech's chairman and CEO, delivered opening remarks summarizing management's vision to become the leading global pure-play producer of solar energy products. Dr. Shi commented on Suntech's successes in the worldwide photovoltaic (PV) market, including the Company's rapid ascent to become the number three global PV vendor in cells and modules in just five years.

Dr. Shi noted that Suntech's operations, which combine world class PV technology with the industry's lowest cost per watt large-scale production, delivered record results for 2006.

An archived audio webcast of Dr. Shi's opening remarks is available on the "Investors" section of the Suntech website at under "Events."

During the event, members of Suntech management spoke on a range of subjects and delivered the following key takeaway messages:

     -- Dr. Tadao Kasahara, President, MSK Corporation
        MSK's core strengths include market leadership in Building
        Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV) with highly specialized product
        development efficiencies, well established Japanese market
        penetration and sales channels that are complementary to Suntech's
        business development network.
     -- Mr. Graham Artes, Chief Operations Officer
        Suntech's production process key differentiators such as low cost
        China-based manufacturing, minimal wafer breakage rate, industry-
        leading capacity expansion targets and rapid commercialization of R&D
        improvements.  Suntech's new production facilities and zero-energy
        building were also discussed.  The Company is targeting 420MW capacity
        by year-end 2007 and seeks to break the 1GW production capacity
        barrier by year-end 2010.
     -- Dr. Stuart Wenham, Chief Technical Officer
        Suntech's strong and proven R&D processes were detailed, with
        expectations for its crystalline silicon technology roadmap including
        production of 20% solar conversion efficiency PV cells in 2008 and
        continued reduction in wafer thickness, both of which are expected to
        lead to gross margin improvement.  Features of Suntech's new
        semiconductor finger technology, crystalline silicon thin film solar
        cell technology and high value-added BIPV technology development were
        also showcased.
     -- Mr. Roger Ye, Director, Sales
     -- Mr. Jerry Stokes, President, Suntech Europe
     -- Mr. Steven Chan, Vice President, Business Development
        Sales initiatives and market trends were discussed including Suntech's
        sales and brand advantages as an industry pioneer with globally
        diversified growth and a reputation for consistently high quality
        products.  The sales and marketing panel noted that Suntech expects to
        see dynamic sales growth in Spain and North America during 2007.
     -- Ms. Amy Yi Zhang, Chief Financial Officer
        Suntech's financial performance and 2007 trends were covered
        including the Company's sustainable cost advantages.  Ms. Zhang also
        described Suntech's strong supplier relationships, financial strength
        and scale which have enabled Suntech to lock in silicon supply during
        a period of industry-wide supply shortage.  Ms. Zhang reiterated
        Suntech's first quarter and full year 2007 outlook for revenue,
        production output, average sales prices and gross margins that was
        provided during its fourth quarter 2006 earnings conference call.

    About Suntech

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 .

    For more information, please contact:

     Steven Chan
     VP of Business Development
     Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd.
     Tel:   +86-510-8531-8910

    In the United States:
     E.E. Wang
     The Piacente Group, Inc.
     Tel:   +1-212-481-2050

    In China:
     Rory Macpherson
     Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide
     Tel:   +86-10-8520-6553