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China Sunergy Dodges Anti-Dumping Tariffs by Shipping from Turkey, Adds 1500V Modules

June 17, 2013 by Jeff Shepard

China Sunergy Co., Ltd. announced that it has begun shipping solar modules from its plant in Istanbul, Turkey, and will deliver a total of approximately 6.4MW from mid-June to August 2013 to a well-known French customer. China Sunergy currently has a total production capacity of 100MW in solar cells and 300MW in solar modules at its Turkey facility operated with local partner, Seul Energy in the free trade zone in Tuzla, Istanbul. Being the company's second largest production base, the plant will enhance the China Sunergy's global production chain and efficiently serve customers across Europe and globally.

Mr. Stephen Cai, CEO of China Sunergy said, "We are very delighted to announce our first contract win from Europe for the Turkey plant. The modules will be shipped directly from Istanbul, Turkey to France, which marks a significant milestone in our enhanced global production chain, as we believe our Turkey plant provides us with an effective buffer against the negative impact due to Europe's anticipated anti-dumping tariffs. We believe there are enormous demands for clean, green and affordable around the world, and we will continue to focus on technology innovation, to provide the most efficient and reliable solutions to our customers."

In addition to re-celebrating the grand opening of its Turkish manufuacturing with a Turkish night on the first evening, CSUN launches its new 1,500 V module, a frameless glass-glass module, the second edition of its QSAR modules as well as high efficiency poly module - Waratah - named after an Australian flower.

"CSUN remains to be an innovative leader of the solar industry, clearly underlined by the quantity of its newest innovation," explains Stephen Cai, CEO of the CSUN group. The 1,500 V was designed for high voltage systems and reduces power losses in electrical transformers; enables less cable usage for power transmission, and most importantly, is PID (potential induced degradation) free.

In addition to the new 1,500V module, the company will also introduce its QSAR II 270-60M module, its Waratah 260-60P module and a double glass poly module to the European market. The double glass poly module comes without frame and is hence lighter in weight and faster to install.