San Francisco, California [RenewableEnergyAccess.com] Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd., one of the world’s leading manufacturers of photovoltaic (PV) cells and modules, officially announced the opening of its U.S. headquarters in San Francisco, California this week.
Dr. Zhengrong Shi, Suntech’s Chairman and CEO, said: ”In direct response to customer and partner feedback, we have created a U.S. based team at this new headquarters to provide a diverse range of capabilities to both supplement our sales efforts and accelerate our U.S. business development initiatives.”
“This expansion is also founded on our belief that the U.S. will become the largest solar market globally in coming years. In many ways, California has led that initiative having among the longest histories of PV system adoption and most recently demonstrated by the $3.3 billion California Solar Initiative,” Dr. Shi added.
San Francisco is also the site of two of Suntech’s key projects in the U.S. Together with its San Francisco-based partner Bass Electric, Suntech recently completed a 500kW solar system at the San Francisco International Airport’s Terminal 3.
In addition, Suntech collaborated with California-based Open Energy Corporation to provide a glass-on-glass building integrated PV (BIPV) solar system at the California Academy of Science which demonstrates growing traction for the company’s BIPV products in the U.S. Suntech also has partnered with Bay Area company, Akeena Solar, Inc. to produce its patent- pending high performance solar panel systems.
Suntech designs, develops, manufactures, and markets a variety of PV cells and modules for electric power applications in the residential, commercial, industrial and public utility sectors. Suntech’s majority-owned subsidiary, MSK Corporation is one of the top-ranked companies in the BIPV space.