Solar energy services provider SunEdison says its MEMC Singapore affiliate has entered into a photovoltaic module manufacturing services agreement with Fox Energy, whereby Fox Energy will manufacture up to 350 MW of solar modules for SunEdison. The modules will be produced in a manufacturing facility located in Juarez, Mexico.
‘We're thrilled to partner with Fox Energy to produce our Silvantis family of solar modules,’ says Gokul Krishnan, general manager of SunEdison's solar module business unit. ‘Fox Energy's global footprint allows SunEdison to manufacture modules near our high growth end-markets, which helps us keep costs down while meeting local content requirements.’
‘Our automated PV module manufacturing process and stringent quality controls will help SunEdison meet the high standards their customers have come to expect,’ adds Dr. Jeffrey Lu, president of Fox Energy Inc.
The new Silvantis F330 is a high-efficiency module designed to balance-of-system costs versus multicrystalline modules, SunEdison says. The modules have attained a 1,000 V UL rating, which allows more modules to be wired together in each string and, in turn, reduces inverter costs.
SunEdison has interconnected nearly 1 GW of solar energy and had a pipeline of 2.6 GW.