TITLE

Sun King

AUTHOR(S)
Flannery, Russell
PUB. DATE
March 2006
SOURCE
Forbes Asia;3/27/2006, Vol. 2 Issue 5, p30
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article profiles billionaire Zhengrong Shi, owner of Suntech Power Holdings in Wuxi, China. Suntech has a $5.5 billion market value, the largest in the world for a manufacturer of solar cells. Shi grew up in Jiangsu Province and received a master's degree in laser physics before leaving home for Australia in 1988. In 1995, Shi went to Pacific Solar, a joint venture between the university and Australian utility Pacific Power, that specialized in a new variety of lower-cost photovoltaics called thin-film solar cells. Shi became an Australian citizen but went back to China in 2001.
ACCESSION #
20977009

 

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