New big player in the French solar manufacturing landscape

French module manufacturing company Voltec Solar, member of the ESMC, plans to join forces with another French module manufacturer, Systovi, to increase together their production capacity to 1 GW. The project, called Belenos (in reference to the Gallic sun god), could start in 2021 and has a business volume target of around €250 million within five years.

In the meantime, announcements from China in the double-digit GW manufacturing range continue, with the recent examples of Risen EnergySuntech and Aiko Solar.