from 2001 to Today
December 2006Production expansion
Production capacity expands to 300MW, ranking Suntech as the third largest global solar manufacturer.
December 2007Export exemption
Suntech becomes the first solar energy company to receive exemption from export inspection, China's highest honor awarded to companies that demonstrate exceptional product quality management.
April 2008 Suntech named solar energy development company of the year
Frost & Sullivan recognizes Suntech for excellent products and performance.
March 2011 2 Gigawatt production milestone
Suntech achieves a record 2 gigawatt solar cell and module production capacity.
June 2009First certified testing program
The Suntech test lab is the first in China to be awarded the UL Witness Test Data Program, followed later in 2009 by VDE Test Data Acceptance Program certification.
March 2009 Suntech cells set efficiency record
Suntech Pluto efficiency reaches 19% for monocrystalline cells and 17% for polycrystalline cells.
January 2010 Suntech announces 1st U.S. production line
Suntech selects Goodyear, Arizona for its first U.S. factory.
State-of-the-art manufacturing lies at the core of Suntech's business and enables us to deliver high-quality solar products to our customers at an affordable price. Our 2-Gigawatt manufacturing capacity makes Suntech the largest module manufacturer in the world, allowing us to offer advanced products and leverage economies of scale. Suntech manufacturing sites, located in China, Japan and the United States, follow the strictest production guidelines and are staffed by highly-trained manufacturing experts.
Suntech solar cells undergo a chemical surface micro-texturing process that improves their ability to capture light. The cell production facility employs industry-leading manufacturing techniques to create high conversion efficiency solar cells.
Cells with similar electrical characteristics are matched during module assembly to minimize efficiency losses. Laminated modules are equipped with corrosion-resistant frames and weather-proof electrical components to create a durable, water-tight product.
TESTING AND VERIFICATION
Our quality control program features 52 tests and checks throughout the cell and module manufacturing process. Once fully assembled, all Suntech modules undergo a final performance test and are categorized based on power and current production. Our rigorous review process ensures we deliver only the highest quality products to our customers.
AWARDS AND RECOGNITION