PV equipment supplier SCHMID Group is partnering with Pekintas Group to build a 200MWp turnkey PV cell and module manufacturing facility in Russia for start-up, Solar Systems. Financial details were not disclosed.
Solar Systems was said to have successfully bid to build PV power plants in Russia totalling 175MW in the Russian CSA (capacity supply agreements) organised by the Russian Market Council in mid-2014.
Solar Systems also plans to build the power plants in 2016 through 2018 and expects to make further bids in the next rounds of the CSA in 2015 and in 2016. The start-up also expects to supply other Russian developers and also export modules to other countries.
Solar Systems was said to have been established by Chinese shareholder Amur-Sirius in 2014.
SCHMID and Pekintas will act as the general contractor for setting up the manufacturing lines, building and facilities in the Alabuga SEZ (special economic zone) in Russia.
Christian Schmid, President and CEO at the SCHMID Group said, “Solar Systems has a leading position in Russia's emerging PV market and we are proud to be the technology partner of Solar Systems. As a result of our partnership with Pekintas we are able to support our customers with reliable and inclusive integrated manufacturing solutions, enabling highly competitive local manufacturing”.
Solar cell and module production is planned to start in the second quarter of 2016.