On September 7, the "preparation technology of stable and efficient PERC crystalline silicon solar cell", jointly declared by Suntech and Jiangnan University, won the third prize of the 2019 Science and Technology Award sponsored by the China Renewable Energy Society (CRES).
China Renewable Energy Society (CRES) was founded in September 1979. It has multidisciplinary and multifunctional feature covering many fields, including solar photovoltaic and photothermal energy, wind energy, biomass energy, hydrogen energy, ocean energy, geothermal energy, natural gas hydrate, grid connection, etc. CRES is one of the most influential learned societies in the field of researches on renewable energy in China at present. Relying on technological innovation, CRES has been advancing an energy revolution to construct an energy system embracing less pollution, low-carbon footprints, safety and efficiency. For the purpose of fully summarizing the course and major results of China's technological innovation in the field of renewable energy, it specifically initiated the Science and Technology Award on the 40th anniversary of its inception. As of June, a total of 99 submitted materials on the Science and Technology Award had been received since applications were admitted from March 2019. After professional procedures, including qualification review, expert review and public announcement, 29 projects won prizes.
About Suntech’s R&D：
Wuxi Suntech founded in 2001, the company owns numerous innovation platforms, which include a nationally authorized enterprise technology center, a national innovative enterprise station, a postdoctoral program station, and the Jiangsu (Suntech) Photovoltaic Technology Research Institute. As of August 2019, Suntech has amassed a total of 514 granted patents composed of 88 invention patents, 410 utility models and 16 appearance designs, which cover many fields such as photovoltaic cells, photovoltaic modules, photovoltaic application systems, and photovoltaic production equipment. Many of these patents were awarded honorary titles, including Wuxi Gold Patent, Jiangsu Gold Patent, and Outstanding Innovation Patent in China. It has successively undertaken more than 40 scientific and technological projects at various levels in China, including a project under the National Key Basic R&D Program (also known as the"973 Program") and 2 projects under the National High-tech R&D Program (also known as the"863 Program"). Suntech was also titled numbers of national and provincial influential prizes, such as Second Prize of National Scientific and Technological Progress Award, First Prize of Scientific and Technological Progress of Jiangsu Province, First Prize of Scientific and Technological Progress of All-China Federation of Industry and Commerce. In addition, Suntech, who has been actively guiding the development of standards for photovoltaic industries, has led the establishment of 13 standards and been part of formulating more than 30 standards.