When Chinese module manufacturer Risen Energy describes Ukraine in its latest press release as “one of the overseas markets with increasing potential” for solar, it’s not kidding.
Shipments of 736 MW of Risen products to the eastern European nation in the first half of the year lifted the Ningbo-based manufacturer above rivals GCL Systems and Chint in terms of overseas sales from January to the end of June.
Risen today revealed it signed a deal in June to supply 148 MW of its half-cut cell mono products to a large scale solar project in Ukraine. It was not clear whether the order was included in the company’s first-half export figures and the Risen announcement gave few details of the project the panels were being shipped to.
With the module delivery set to be completed this month and the project at the unidentified site scheduled for grid connection this year, Risen revealed only that the 375 W and 380 W modules it is shipping will supply enough energy to power 70,000 households, through a project for which PowerChina Guizhou Engineering Co Ltd is providing engineering, procurement and construction services.
Risen added it expects to ship almost 1 GW of modules to Ukrainian customers this year and said the Ukraine government has committed to investing €3 billion into solar by next year as it attempts to raise the contribution of renewables to its energy mix from 3.8% to 11% in 2020.
This content is protected by copyright and may not be reused. If you want to cooperate with us and would like to reuse some of our content, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
By submitting this form you agree to pv magazine using your data for the purposes of publishing your comment.
Your personal data will only be disclosed or otherwise transmitted to third parties for the purposes of spam filtering or if this is necessary for technical maintenance of the website. Any other transfer to third parties will not take place unless this is justified on the basis of applicable data protection regulations or if pv magazine is legally obliged to do so.
You may revoke this consent at any time with effect for the future, in which case your personal data will be deleted immediately. Otherwise, your data will be deleted if pv magazine has processed your request or the purpose of data storage is fulfilled.
Further information on data privacy can be found in our Data Protection Policy.