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Suntech delivers 35 MW of solar panels to Californian projects

Suntech Power Holdings Co Ltd has supplied a total of 35 MW of solar photovoltaic (PV) panels for two solar power plants in central California built by Cupertino Electric Inc.

By Kari Williamson

The 20 MW (AC) and 15 MW (AC) solar PV projects are located in Helm and Five Points, CA, respectively, featuring over 150,000 Suntech multicrystalline solar PV panels.

The projects were designed and built by Cupertino Electric for Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) under the utility's five-year, 500 MW clean energy initiative. The PG&E program includes up to 250 MW of utility-owned solar generation.

"Solar is one of the fastest generation assets that you can build, as demonstrated by Cupertino Electric with these two well-designed and well-executed projects," says Mick McDaniel, Vice President of Utility Sales Division for Suntech America.

"Although the economics will continue to improve, solar technology is ready today to provide cost-effective, large-scale solutions for electricity generation."

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