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China and France partner on solar module project

First shipment of "CSUN Made in France" solar modules delivered on 30 March

Chinese and French company embark on solar partnership

Solar cell manufacturers, China Sunergy Co., Ltd. has begun assembling solar modules in France with French PV company KDG Energy.

The first order will be delivered to Akuo Energy Group, a leading global developer, investor and operator of renewable energy plants, said Sunergy on 30 March.

In October 2011, China Sunergy initiated a contract with KDG Energy; one month later both parties entered into a memorandum of understanding. It was agreed KDG will manufacture solar modules for China Sunergy in France, under CSUN's brand name.

The modules assembled by KDG Energy for China Sunergy will be labelled as "CSUN Made in France". The products must prove the string of cells, lamination, and flash tests are all carried out in France.

Earlier this month KDG Energy officially started the commercial production of "CSUN Made in France" solar modules.

Stephen Cai, China Sunergy's CEO said: "France has always been an important market for us. KDG Energy is well recognised as a high quality, high-tech manufacturer of photovoltaic panels in France.

“We expect our cooperation with KDG Energy will allow China Sunergy to further develop its business in France and help China Sunergy position itself as a preferred supplier in the entire European market."