German module manufacturer asola is to resume production at its facility in Erfurt.
The company was purchased by Chinese capacitor manufacturer STGCON in June and has since undergone restructuring.
Early signs indicated that module production would be outsourced from Germany to Croatia as the business shifted it focus to project development, storage and specialist installs such as car ports.
The move into storage systems alongside PV modules has been confirmed.
“The current solar market has swung into a solid volume level, and we want to benefit from the increasing market demand for asola products,” said Helmut Teschner, general manager, asola.
The reopening will initially create 10 production jobs per shift.
Many commentators are confident that the sector is now in an upswing and prices stabilising, optimism appears to be spreading to European manufacturers.
SolarWorld recently acquired manufacturing facilities from Bosch and Spanish firm Tamesol revealed plans to open a new 50MW production line.
The restructuring at asola saw it become part of TUSAI Holding along with STGCON and the electric vehicle charging firm American TellusPower.