Suntech Power Holdings Co. Ltd. says its CEO and founder, Dr. Zhengrong Shi, has been appointed the first chief chairman of the Asian Photovoltaic Industry Association (APVIA).
APVIA members include 670 photovoltaic enterprises, 23 industry associations and 15 research institutions. Shi will serve a term of two years.
‘With the Asian PV industry projected to account for approximately one-third of global demand by 2015, Asia is uniquely positioned to lead the charge in driving the growth of the PV industry worldwide,’ Shi said. ‘Through APVIA, the PV ecosystem will collaborate to develop the best technologies, achieve economies of scale and identify market opportunities to achieve grid parity both in Asia and the world.’