Suntech Power Holdings has agreed to supply 50MW of solar panels to IBC Solar in the year 2012 to further build on their existing long-term partnership.

IBC Solar board member Norbert Hahn said that the company values module manufacturers who invest in research and development to continuously enhance product performance and to deliver the most robust solar modules available on the market.

"Suntech fulfills all of these criteria and we are delighted to continue our strong partnership," added Hahn.

Both the companies have been partners since 2004. And have together worked on several rooftop installations which include the New Fair Stuttgart installation in Germany and power plants in India, totaling a capacity of 14.95MW.

Suntech Europe VP sales and marketing Vedat Gurgeli added that working with partners such as IBC Solar is central to the company’s strategy – combining its high-quality products with the local knowledge of its partners.