Solarfun Power Holdings Co. Ltd., a global manufacturer of silicon ingots, wafers, photovoltaic cells and modules, has opened an office in Lille, France.
According to Solarfun, France is an important PV market in Europe – with a forecasted installed capacity in excess of 600 MW for this year. Solarfun's French installed base is expected to grow to approximately 15 MW in 2010, driven by established relationships with developers like Ecostream, Scatec, and Meridian.
Laurent Bodin will head Solarfun's France operations as the company's country manager of business development and operations. Prior to joining Solarfun, he worked for Huber Suhner France, focusing on renewable and PV energy business development.
SOURCE: Solarfun Power Holdings Co. Ltd.