Soon after its opening ceremony, China Sunergy (CSUN) said that it had started PV module shipments from its joint venture plant in Istanbul, Turkey.
The first shipment (6.4MW) was said to be to a French customer.
Stephen Cai, CEO of China Sunergy said, “We are very delighted to announce our first contract win from Europe for the Turkey plant. The modules will be shipped directly from Istanbul, Turkey to France, which marks a significant milestone in our enhanced global production chain, as we believe our Turkey plant provides us with an effective buffer against the negative impact due to Europe's anticipated anti-dumping tariffs. We believe there are enormous demands for clean, green and affordable around the world, and we will continue to focus on technology innovation, to provide the most efficient and reliable solutions to our customers.”
CSUN reiterated that the Turkish plant has a nameplate solar cell capacity of 100MW and a module capacity of 300MW.