Beyond 2012: A Solar Odyssey

Dr. Zhengrong Shi, CEO & Founder, Suntech
June 6, 2012
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Myth busting solar delivers affordable energy
Assured & predictable electricity
Stable costs through PPAs

Cheaper than diesel in offgrid regions

Win-win scenario for consumers

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And it has witnessed tremendous growth in the last 10 years

Source: Marketbuzz Annual World Photovoltaic Market Review, March 2012 by Solarbuzz

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2012
Challenging times
for the solar industry

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Today’s challenges,

tomorrow’s opportunities
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The Journey Ahead: Four Trends that Will Change Solar
Cost Reduction Through Innovation

Diversification – A Key Strategy

Bankability Matters

Smart Grids

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Cost Reduction Through Innovation
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have made solar cost competitive
US$79/kg

Declining silicon costs And improvements in wafer technology

US$28.4/kg

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And today, solar is affordable and has reached grid parity in many regions around the world

Sources: 1976 -1985 data from IPCC, Final Plenary, Special Report Renewable Energy Sources (SRREN), May 2011; 1985-2010 data from Paula Mints, Principal Analyst, Solar Services Program, Navigant; 2011 numbers based on current market data

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However, the solar game has changed

Incremental innovation
will determine cost reduction in future
Scaling high conversion efficiency into production

Strong R&D infrastructure and heritage

Redesigning the solar module to use lower cost materials

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Suntech has achieved higher cell efficiencies
through consistent R&D investments

Conversion efficiency

STP125S STP156S

21% 19.2%
Mono Target STP125S

STP125 STP156

17.8% 16.5%

15% 14%
2002 – 2004 2005 – 2007 2008 – 2010 2011 -- 2012

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Diversification – A Key Strategy

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Solar industry started in Europe, Japan and then United States

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Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa will drive the second era of PV growth

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For Suntech, APMEA’s share of total revenue has increased steadily over the last three years
19.7% 13.3% 12.0%

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Project financing crucial to the growth of solar in APMEA
Strong financial institutions like ADB critical

Innovative financing models

Collaboration with local partners for a winwin result

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Bankability Matters

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Solar is a

25-Year Relationship

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Customers want to work with partners who can justify ROI
Innovation Proven track record

Quality

Consistency

ROI
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Suntech has one of the most advanced quality testing labs in Asia

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Smart Grids
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With the increase in renewable energy mix to our total
energy supply, it is important to have smart manage energy consumption and generation

grids to

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Solar has a long journey ahead
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Beyond 2012: Four things to remember
Cost Reduction Through Innovation

Diversification – A Key Strategy

Bankability Matters

Smart Grids

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The future is bright

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Thank You

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