Solar cell and module manufacturer China Sunergy (CSUN) has completed the delivery of 39MW of solar modules to solar vehicle company Third Step France, shipped from CSUN’s plant in Turkey.
Third Step plans to utilise the high efficiency solar modules for its eight utility-scale ground-mounted solar projects across Southern France. The Third Step project vehicle focuses on solar opportunities in France and is jointly owned by project developer Altus Energy, technical consultant Solaïs, and French investment fund Swiss Susi Partners.
Both Third Step and CSUN said its companies benefit from the deal, specifically because of the use, and usefulness, of CSUN’s plant in Turkey.
“China Sunergy’s ability to manufacture various types of photovoltaic modules at its strategic location in Turkey provides us with a winning formula of high quality products and customer-oriented service at a reasonable price,” Matthieu Debonnet, president of Altus Energy, and Nicolas Thévenin, managing partner of Solaïs said.
Tingxiu Lu, CEO of China Sunergy, added: “We are delighted to kickstart our strategic partnership with Third Step with a prominent contract win, demonstrating customers’ confidence in our manufacturing capability and the market’s acceptance of our 'Made in Turkey' modules, while also marking another successful milestone in our continued efforts to fully ramp up production in Turkey.”