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Suntech Powers Shanghai World Expo with 3MW Solar Systems

Posted on 2010-01-14
SHANGHAI, Jan 14, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd. (NYSE: STP), the world's largest crystalline silicon photovoltaic (PV) module manufacturer, today announced the completion and grid connection of two solar systems on the China Pavilion and the Theme Pavilion of the 2010 Shanghai World Expo. The China and Theme pavilions feature two building-integrated solar systems with a combined power output of 3.12MW. The Shenergy Group, one of Shanghai's leading energy companies, engaged Suntech's system integration team to design, manufacture, and install the two solar systems. The Theme Pavilion boasts a 2.8MW integrated solar system comprised of 96 custom-designed triangular sections and covers an area of 31,104 square meters. The two systems are expected to generate 2.8 million kilowatt hours of electricity and displace 1,000 tons of coal consumption and 2,500 tons of carbon emissions per year. "The use of solar energy systems to power the China and Theme pavilions clearly reflects the spirit of this year's Shanghai World Expo, and its theme, Better City Better Life," said Dr. Zhengrong Shi, Chairman and CEO of Suntech. "With the combination of advanced solar technologies and architecture, we can seamlessly integrate solar systems into a building's structure. These promising capabilities will help to reduce the urban carbon footprint and facilitate sustainable development." Suntech's system integration team is one of the most experienced and capable in China. They have completed a range of technically complex building-integrated solar systems including the 120kW Beijing Jingya Hotel curtain wall, an 800kW system at the Wuxi Airport, and the 1MW BIPV facade at Suntech's new headquarters in Wuxi. Suntech also recently completed China's first 10MW utility-scale solar power project in Shizuishan, Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region.
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