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Suntech to Host 2007 Chinese PV Industry International Competitiveness Forum in Wuxi, China

Posted on 2007-12-05

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 5 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd. (NYSE: STP), one of the world's leading manufacturers of photovoltaic (PV) cells and modules, today announced that it will host the 2007 Chinese PV Industry International Competitiveness Forum on behalf of the China Renewable Energy Association on Wednesday, December 12, 2007, in Wuxi, Jiangsu Province, China.

The Forum will bring together a diverse group of Chinese and international solar professionals to discuss Chinese PV companies' participation in the international solar industry and proactive measures to improve quality, reduce cost and accelerate efforts to reach grid parity. Suntech Chairman and CEO Dr. Zhengrong Shi will provide the introductory keynote address. Additional presenters will include solar industry professionals Craig Cornelius of the U.S. Department of Energy's Solar Program, Dr. John Pern of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Dr. Jeffrey S. Nelson of Sandia National Laboratories, Jonathan Fink of Arizona State University, and Liang Ji of Underwriters Laboratories Inc among others.

''This gathering of key solar industry officials, scientific leaders and enterprises will provide an open dialogue for issues surrounding the enormous growth of the PV industry in China,'' said Dr. Zhengrong Shi, Suntech's Chairman and CEO. ''Chinese solar companies are playing an increasingly important role in the development of the global solar industry and it is crucial that enterprises at all stages in the solar value chain collaborate to achieve the common goals of enhanced product quality and grid parity pricing. This Forum will provide an opportunity to form collective initiatives to advance manufacturing techniques, improve industry standards and support ongoing solar innovation.''

Forum sessions will be held from 9:00am to 5:30pm China time. Parties interested in attending the Forum may contact:

    Tony Tang
    Public Relations Officer
    Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd.
    Tel: +86-510-8531-8662
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