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City of Goodyear, Arizona

Communications Office


For Immediate Release: Jan. 27, 2010


Suntech Solar chooses Goodyear, Ariz.


GOODYEAR, ARIZ. (Jan. 27, 2010)  Today Suntech Power Holdings Co. of China chose Goodyear as the location for its first U.S. solar panel factory in North America. The Suntech facility will initially bring more than 75 new jobs, with as many as 200 positions in the future. The annual economic impact to the area is estimated at nearly $10 million.


The announcement was made by Gov. Jan Brewer this afternoon at the Arizona Solar Manufacturing Symposium in downtown Phoenix, Ariz. Suntech is one of the world's largest solar manufacturing companies, and has its U.S. headquarters in San Francisco, California.


Suntech's Goodyear facility will be located at the southeast corner of Cotton Lane and Elwood Street, near's distribution center. The company expects to begin operations later this year.

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City of Goodyear • 190 N. Litchfield Road • Goodyear AZ 85338 • Phone 623-932-3910 • Toll-Free 1-800-872-1749