CSUN opens Turkey PV factory

China’s CSUN has formally opened its Istanbul PV factory and says module capacity will reach 300MW by the end of June, in a move that looks highly prescient given the likelihood of imminent EU tariffs.

Opened in the presence of Turkish energy minister Taner Yildiz, the plant will also boast 100MW of cell capacity. It has been under construction since late 2012, when CSUN announced the joint venture with local partner Seul Energy.

The Istanbul factory is “the next step in [our] globalisation approach”, says CSUN chief executive Stephan Cai, who insists it will transform the Nanjing-based company into a “global tier 1 player”.

In addition to allowing CSUN to produce modules close to the EU which will not face the tariffs being imposed on China-made Log in to read complete article.

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