There’s a really interesting Australian angle to the Suntech solar panels offered through the MASH project.
Suntech Power is a (massive) Chinese solar panel manufacturer – started by Australian-educated Chinese engineer – Dr Zhengrong Shi.
After completing his Ph.D in electrical engineering at the UNSW in 2000 he returned to start up Suntech. He then returned to Australia setting up Suntech’s Australian operations in 2007 – making them the longest serving provider of solar panels to the Australian market. They’re also working in joint R&D solar projects with Aussie Universities including Monash and UNSW.