WUXI, China, Jan. 22 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd. (NYSE: STP), one of the world's leading manufacturers of photovoltaic (PV) cells and modules, announced today that Dr. Zhengrong Shi, Suntech's Chairman and CEO, has been selected as a recipient of the Top 10 Entrepreneurs Award for 2006 by CCTV, the largest official television station in China. The award is given annually to honor China's top business leaders across a wide range of industries including banking, high tech, retail, energy, finance and manufacturing.''It is a great honor to receive CCTV's Top 10 Entrepreneurs Award for 2006,'' said Dr. Shi. ''Since founding Suntech in 2001, it has been my dream not only to create a leading global solar company, but also to make an important contribution to China's overall economic and social development. With our hard work and commitment to investment in R&D, I am confident that Suntech will continue to be an innovative leader in the solar industry, both in China and worldwide.''Dr. Shi continued, ''This award also demonstrates the importance China's government and society places on developing clean, alternative energy sources such as solar to ensure China's sustainable development.''CCTV's Top 10 Entrepreneurs Award is the most prominent award recognizing individuals who have made outstanding contributions to China's economic development. Business leaders are selected based on demonstrated leadership in social responsibility, innovation, and positive influence on China's overall economic development.