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Suntech and AEDB deliver solar power to Pakistan

Crystalline silicon photovoltaic (PV) solar module manufacturer Suntech Power Holdings Co and Pakistan's Alternative Energy Development Board (AEDB) have entered a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to work towards the widespread use of solar energy technologies to meet the energy shortage in Pakistan.

Suntech and the public sector and private companies in Pakistan will cooperate to help implement solar programmes such as the AEDB's Rural Electrification Program; the development of Solar Power Pumping Systems with the AEDB and the World Bank; and Solar Power Telecom Projects in collaboration with Pakistani telecom companies.

"We are proud to collaborate with the Alternative Energy Development Board to bring the latest in crystalline silicon solar technology to Pakistan," says Dr Zhengrong Shi, Suntech's Chairman and CEO.

“This is a clear example of the promise of solar energy in meeting growing demands for electricity in the developing world in an environmentally friendly way. With rapid improvements in solar energy technology and operational efficiency, solar energy is establishing itself as a crucial, cost-competitive part of the global energy mix."

Masood Khan, Pakistan's Ambassador to China, adds: "Pakistan is committed to using solar power as a way to solve Pakistan's energy shortage, and we are confident in Suntech's reputation as a global industry leader to bring reliable environmentally sustainable solutions to Pakistan's growing energy needs."

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Alternative Solar Energy said

28 October 2009
It's nice to hear that news that finally we are are able to switch to environmentally friendly way to produce energy.

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