SunEdison mulls 3GW Saudi factory

A SunEdison PV project

A SunEdison PV project

SunEdison, the US-based PV group, is exploring the possibility of establishing a 3GW vertically integrated PV factory in Saudi Arabia with state-backed local players. 

SunEdison says it will jointly fund a feasibility study regarding the factory with the Saudi Arabian Investment Company (Sanabil Investments) and the country’s Public Investment Fund, with an eye towards beginning production by 2017.

The polysilicon-through-module factory, to be sited at a planned industrial complex in northern Saudi Arabia, is expected to cost $6.4bn. There are few such vertically integrated PV factories in the world, and none on such an ambitious scale. 

SunEdison, which manufactures solar wafers in addition to its huge downstream projects PV business, would lend its proprietary polysilicon Log in to read complete article.

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