Tunisian module manufacturer Ifri-Sol commissions new solar factory

Tunisian solar module manufacturer, Ifri-Sol has commissioned its second manufacturing facility, in Kairouan, in northern Tunisia’s inland desert.

In a statement to pv magazine, the company said the new factory, which has a capacity of 150 MW, will produce both mono- and multi-crystalline modules, full black panels and monocrytsalline panels with PERC cells.

The facility will rely on an undisclosed German technology for the production equipment and will assemble modules with solar cells imported from Taiwan. Ifri-Sol invested around €15 million in the construction of the new facility.

With this new factory, the company, which also owns and operates a 50 MW module factory commissioned in 2013 in Enfidha, a town in north-eastern Tunisia, now has an operational production capacity of 200 MW.

The company produces modules ranging in power output from 160 W to 310 W for off-grid, commercial, large-scale, BIPV and residential applications. Modules are available in the 36, 60 and 72 cells series for both mono- and multi-crystalline technologies. The panels are also certified for the European market, the company stressed.

The company claims its modules are distributed in 43 different countries, and that its main market are Tunisia and all of Northern African countries.