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 plans 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 footprint and sustainability 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., Europe and Middle East.
The PV manufacturer told pv magazine in July it had acquired the production assets of Jabil, in Poland, but had not diclosed where to relocate them – it appears Armenia won the vote. “The government gives great importance to the Recom project, which could reinforce our vision of becoming a vibrant part of global clean energy production as well as improving our environment and the life of our citizens,” said Arsen Gasparyan, chief adviser to Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan.
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.