Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd. engages in the design, development, manufacture, and marketing of photovoltaic (PV) modules and cells. The company also provides PV system integration services to customers in certain regions. The company sells its products in various solar energy markets worldwide, including Germany, Italy, Spain, France, Benelux, Greece, the United States, Canada, China, the Middle East, Australia, and Japan. The company sells its products primarily through a select number of value-added resellers, such as distributors and system integrators, as well as to end users, such as project developers. As of December 31, 2011, the company’s annualized aggregate PV cell manufacturing capacity was 2,400 MW per annum. Products and Services The company designs, develops, manufactures, and markets various PV cells and modules, including a range of value-added building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) products. Its products are used to provide electric power for residential, commercial, industrial and public utility applications in various markets worldwide. The company also provides PV system integration services to customers in certain regions. Silicon Ingots/Polysilicon Wafers Silicon ingots are hard, stone-like products produced from raw silicon materials. Silicon wafers are produced by finely slicing pieces from the ingots into quasi-circular wafers. Wafers are inspected for contaminants before being packed and transferred to be used at its PV cell production facilities. PV Cells A PV cell is a semiconductor device made from a silicon wafer that converts sunlight into electricity by photovoltaic effect. The company produces various monocrystalline and multicrystalline silicon PV cells. PV Modules A PV module is an assembly of PV cells that have been electrically interconnected and encapsulated via a lamination process into a durable and weather-proof package. The company produces various PV modules ranging from 20 to 300 watts in power, with higher output modules under development. PV System Integration and Project Development A PV system consists of one or more PV modules that are physically mounted and electrically interconnected, with system components such as inverters, batteries and power electronics, to produce and reserve electricity. PV System Integration The company’s PV system integration services include the design, installation, commissioning and testing of PV systems. The company’s PV system integration services include services, such as planning, engineering, procurement of permits and equipment, construction management, monitoring and maintenance. The company offers PV system integration services primarily through one of its subsidiaries, Suntech Energy Engineering Co., Ltd. Suntech Energy Engineering Co., Ltd. is based in Shanghai, China, and has designed and installed on-grid and off-grid PV systems used in lighting for outdoor urban public facilities, in farms and villages and in commercial buildings. Project Development The company’s project development services include the design, installation and testing services provided in connection with PV system integration projects, as well as long-term commitments or investments in certain projects, such as assisting with on-going project development, arranging for or facilitating the access to financing, and acquiring ownership of equity interest in such projects. Other – KSL-Kuttler Automation Systems GmbH (KSL-Kuttler) The company manufactures automation systems for the printed circuit board industry through its KSL-Kuttler subsidiary. Sales and Marketing offices The company also has sales and customer support offices in Germany, France, Italy, Spain, the Netherlands, Greece, Australia, Japan, Korea, the United States, and the United Arab Emirates. Customers The company’s major international customers include Sempra Generation, Biosar Energy S.A, RMT, Energiebau Solarstromsysteme, Bangchak Petroleum Public Company, Krannich Solar, and Solarhybrid. Significant Events In October 2013, Wuxi Guolian Development Group planed to inject solar and other relevant businesses it holds into the company or cooperate with each other by building a joint venture. Competition The company’s competitors include PV divisions of large conglomerates such as Samsung Corporation, specialized cell manufacturers such as JA Solar, as well as integrated manufacturers of PV products such as First Solar, Inc. SunPower Corporation, Trina Solar and Yingli Solar. History Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd. was founded in 2001.
suntech power holdings-adr
9 Xinhua Road
Phone: 86 21 6288 5574
Fax: 86 21 6288 5574www.suntech-power.com
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