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Suntech's Dr. Shi appointed Chief Chairman of APVIA

Dr. Zhengrong Shi, CEO and founder of Suntech Power Holdings, has been appointed the first Chief Chairman of the Asian Photovoltaic Industry Association. He will hold the post for two years.

Since the inception of APIVA on January 16, 2009, it now consists of 670 PV enterprises, 23 industry associations and 15 research institutions. The aim of the association is to encourage technological and economic information exchange, strengthen its members' connection with governments and societies in Asia, accelerate the progress in upgrading and popularization of technology, promote industry economy, while providing services to members
and protect their legal rights and interests.

Tom Wu, Secretary General of the Taiwan Photovoltaic Industry Association, said, “APVIA has a strong leader in Dr. Shi who can lead the Asian photovoltaic industry to achieve grid parity. We are excited to work together to help drive job growth and solar installations anywhere the sun shines."

Dr. Shi founded Suntech in 2001 and inventor of 15 patents in PV technologies and has published or presented a number of articles and papers in PV-related scientific magazines and at conferences.

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