China Sunergy Co. Ltd. says it has begun assembling solar modules in France through original equipment manufacturer (OEM) cooperation with KDG Energy, a France-based manufacturer of PV modules.
The first order will be delivered to Akuo Energy Group, a developer, investor and operator of renewable energy plants. In October 2011, China Sunergy initiated OEM cooperation with KDG Energy.
Both parties entered into a memorandum of understanding in November 2011, under which KDG Energy will manufacture solar modules for China Sunergy in France, under the CSUN brand name. China Sunergy will send the required components to KDG for the fabrication of such modules.
The modules will be labeled as CSUN Made in France, and will satisfy requirements mandating that the string of cells, lamination, and flash tests be carried out in France, according to the companies.