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Suntech Power Holdings Surpasses Supply of Solar Panels in South and North America

Suntech Power Holdings is the first organization to successfully accomplish supply of more than 1 GW of solar panels to consumers in South and North America. Suntech is one of the industry’s foremost producers and suppliers of solar products for commercial, industrial, residential and utility purposes.

Arizona factory helps Suntech achieve 1GW milestone. (PRNewsFoto/Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd.)

Suntech America was started in San Francisco, California, in 2007. During 2010, Suntech started a 30 MW solar module production unit in Goodyear, Arizona, which has later grown to 50 MW and is in operation now for 24 hours.

Suntech has around 180 employees in North and South America and is still hiring personnel to meet the growing demands. At the international level, around 7 GW of Suntech solar panels have been supplied to more than 1000 customers in over 80 countries. Suntech solar panels that are in use produce about 9 terrawatts of clean electricity annually, which is more than the consumption of Costa Rica or Paraguay as per information obtained in the CIA World Factbook. John Lefebvre, President of Suntech America, acknowledges the achievement of the team in reaching the 1 GW limit and shares the success with the customers. Continued customer support contributes most to the life of the industry. Utility organizations from Arizona to Chile are recognizing the great value offered by solar products, including features such as price that remains unwavering for a long time and is of low risk especially in an age of unstable fossil fuel prices. Solar products offer an excellent value addition option, which will definitely get better with time.

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Gary graduated from the University of Manchester with a first-class honours degree in Geochemistry and a Masters in Earth Sciences. After working in the Australian mining industry, Gary decided to hang up his geology boots and turn his hand to writing. When he isn't developing topical and informative content, Gary can usually be found playing his beloved guitar, or watching Aston Villa FC snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.

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