Photovoltaic module manufacturer Suntech Power Holdings and Standard Solar have announced that they will provide cleaner energy solutions throughout the Mid-Atlantic US under a new agreement, pursuant to which, Suntech will supply up to 5MW of photovoltaic solar panels to Standard Solar during 2009.

Scott Wiater, vice president of procurement for Standard Solar, said: “Partnering with Suntech equips Standard Solar to fulfill its customer requirements from New Jersey and Pennsylvania to North Carolina and Virginia.”

Roger Efird, president of Suntech America, a wholly owned subsidiary of Suntech Power Holdings, said: “Suntech looks forward to partnering with Standard Solar in supplying cleaner, cost-effective services to businesses, government agencies and homeowners. In addition to reducing the dependence on polluting fossil fuels, we believe that the solar industry can also help to generate new domestic, green jobs.”

Earlier in the third week of January 2009, Suntech Power announced that it supplied 5MW of Suntech solar panels for a 10MW solar electricity system to power Masdar City, the world’s first carbon neutral city being built in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The panels will form part of the largest solar plant in the Middle East and is being built and designed by Enviromena Power Systems Enviromena.