A Chinese solar energy company. Its subsidiary Suntech co-built a solar power station in the occupied Syrian Golan Heights and produced solar panels used in an illegal settlement in the occupied West Bank.
Shunfeng International Clean Energy, headquartered in Hong Kong, owns many companies in the solar energy sector, including companies that produce solar energy equipment, solar power plants, solar energy system maintenance and monitoring services, and LED technology. Its revenue in 2019 was $1.7 billion. Its subsidiaries include Jiangsu Shunfeng Photovoltaic Technology, LatticePower (Jiangxi) Corporation, Luoyang Suntech Power, Shunfeng Photovoltaic Investment, Suntech Power Japan, and Wuxi Suntech Power.
Wuxi Suntech Power (Suntech), headquartered in Wuxi, China, produces solar panels, which have been used in illegal settlements in the occupied West Bank and Golan Heights. Suntech built, in partnership with Israeli company Doral Renewable Energy Resources Group (Solarit Doral), a solar power plant in the Katzrin illegal settlement in the occupied Syrian Golan Heights, according to Who Profits. The company’s solar panels have also been used at the Netiv HaGdud illegal settlement in the occupied West Bank. The solar farm in Netiv HaGdud illegally occupies more than 12 acres of Palestinian land. Suntech’s solar panels are used in other solar farms throughout the Naqab desert in southern Israel, such as Ketura, Hatzerim, Sde Boker, and Kramim.
Israel uses occupied Palestinian land to generate solar energy, while limiting Palestinians’ access to electricity and renewable energy. Israel’s solar energy industry is entirely privatized, and corporate-friendly policies entice multinational companies like Shunfeng International Clean Energy and its subsidiaries to enter the Israeli market, as reported by Who Profits.