Suntech Solar Panels

Suntech, established in 2001, stands as a renowned global photovoltaic manufacturer. Over the past 22 years, the company has focused on research and development, as well as the production of crystalline silicon solar cells and modules.

With a presence in over 100 countries and regions worldwide, Suntech has a robust global sales network. One distinctive aspect of Suntech is its Australian founder, Shi Zhengrong, who led the company from modest beginnings to achieving world records in solar panel efficiency in 2009.

By 2011, Suntech had become the world’s largest solar manufacturer. However, in 2012, the company faced financial instability due to a 560 million euro scam related to purported German Government bonds, which, in reality, was an Italian scam.

Despite declaring bankruptcy, Suntech managed to avert total collapse by being acquired by Sunfeng International Clean Energy Ltd. Today, they continue to thrive.

Furthermore, Suntech has obtained the prestigious VDE Certification from a German testing company, known for subjecting panels to rigorous testing simulating harsh conditions spanning decades. Suntech emerged successfully from these tests, becoming only the third manufacturer ever to pass such demanding evaluations.

Suntech operates three manufacturing facilities, all currently located in China, specifically in Wuxi, Changzhou, and Chuzhou. The company has a remarkable track record of delivering more than 40 gigawatts of photovoltaic (PV) products and services to more than 100 countries.

They also hold an impressive portfolio of over 600 authorised patents. Suntech’s achievements and recognitions are noteworthy:

  • From 2007 to 2009, they received the Solar Energy Company of the Year award from Frost & Sullivan.
  • In 2008 and 2009, Frost & Sullivan recognised their Solar Energy Technology Innovation.
  • In 2009, NewSouth Innovations (NSi) awarded Dr. Stuart Wenham as the Inventor of the Year.
  • In 2011, Suntech was honoured with the PV Tech Award for the Most Innovative Product, specifically the crystalline silicon solar panel.
  • The World Economic Forum (WEF) recognised Suntech as the Most Environmentally Friendly Company Worldwide in 2011.
  • They also received the Intersolar Europe Award in 2011 for their Pluto Cell Technology.
  • From 2011 to 2012, Suntech was included in the MIT Technology Award’s list of the world’s top 50 most innovative companies.
  • Their commitment to quality was recognised by TUV Rheinland from 2011 to 2019 with the ‘All Quality Matter’ PV Module Energy Yield Test Award.
  • In 2016, Suntech was honoured with the APAC Renewable Energy Technology Growth Excellence Leadership Award from Frost & Sullivan.
  • From 2016 to 2021, they received the EuPD Research Award’s Top Brand PV Seal.
  • In 2021, Suntech was granted the Murphy & Spitz Global Leader Award for Excellence in Environmental and Sustainability Standards within the photovoltaics industry.
  • Their latest achievements include the 2023 Golden Leopard Award for the Golden Module Award for the High Power Module of the Ultra V Pro Series and another Golden Leopard Award for Outstanding Technology Brand in the same year.

Australian Sales Centre

Suite 1203, Level 12, Tower 2, 475 Victoria Avenue,

Chatsworth, NSW 2067

Tel : +61 ( 02 ) 8188 2450

Email : (sales and distribution enquiries)

Email : (technical enquiries)

Should you encounter an issue with their solar panels, then the procedures and Module Warranty Claim Form.

For the most up to date product offering, direct from Suntech, then please follow the links.

Ultra V Pro Series

Ultra V Series

Ultra X Series


PRO – Tier 1 Company

PRO – Australian Office

PRO – Good efficiency rating and variety of solar modules

PRO – They manufacture all components themselves.

PRO – VDE certified

PRO – Designed by an Australian


CON – We’re struggling here! the only thing we can mention is that they did go bankrupt in 2013, but were brought out straight away and have had strong financial stability since then. 

Our Thoughts

A quality product for a reasonable price, manufactured by a massive Chinese company with a strong and long trading history. One of the longest distributed panels in Australia, and only one of the largest manufacturers designed by an Australian.

We have personally worked with Suntech for several years, selling in excess of 60,000 panels a year, and barely had any problems with them! outstanding performance.

The Australian office allows for warranty issues to be catered for, even if your installation company disappears.

They will be a good choice by anyone, they will last the test of time and produce power for years to come.

We would put them on our own house or business.

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