The German module manufacturer is planning a further expansion of capacity in Europe. In France and Armenia, new production lines for solar cells and modules are planned to start this year.
While many European PV manufacturers are uncertain about the future after the end of the EU’s minimum import price for Chinese-made imports, Recom has decided to further expand its production capacity.
In fact the Düsseldorf manufacturer plans to expand its capacity in Europe by 1 GW over eight months, CEO Hamlet Tunyan announced today.
Initially Recom is planning to complete a planned expansion at the French plant of Recom-Sillia, in Lannion, where it hopes to increase the facility’s capacity to 300 MW by the end of the year.
In the French market, the company expects increased demand for domestic solar modules due to the subsidy scheme, which has low carbon and long-durability rules. The production facilities of Sillia VL were acquired by Recom almost a year ago, with the German company since investing in their modernization.
Recom also plans to build a manufacturing facility with a capacity of 700 MW for cells and PV modules in Armenia. Modules made at this facility, Tunyan said, will be distributed mostly in the U.S. and Middle East.
The PV manufacturer told pv magazine in July it had acquired the production assets of Jabil, in Poland, but had not decided where to relocate them – it appears Armenia won the vote with Arsen Gasparyan, chief adviser to Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, confirming there will be state backing for Recom’s project.
In addition to France and Armenia, Recom will continue to produce cells and modules in Italy, the company’s CEO added. In addition, further investments in the EU are said to be in preparation.
Source PV Magazine