SNEC 2021: Seraphim eyes growth in Southeast Asia, Australia and Europe

Jun 7, 2021 08:22 PM ET
  • Module manufacturer Seraphim is aiming to improve a string of recent supply deals to further rise shipments to markets accross Southeast Asia, Australia as well as Europe.
SNEC 2021: Seraphim eyes growth in Southeast Asia, Australia and Europe
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Speaking to PV Tech at last week's SNEC PV Power Expo 2021, Seraphim head of state Polaris Li claimed the China-headquartered business has a major focus on foreign markets, where it expects to see a substantial boost in demand this year.

On Friday, the firm announced a contract to provide 1GW of its S4 collection modules to Ukraine-based solar business Rodina Energy Group, further raising its market share in Central as well as Eastern Europe following a deal in April with Poland-based Menlo Electric for greater than 100MW of module shipments this year.

In Southeast Asia, at the same time, Seraphim disclosed plans last year for a 750MW module assembly manufacturing facility in Vietnam to produce its series S3 and S4 modules as well as additionally protected a 183MW module supply sell the Philippines.

Polaris Li stated for the remainder of 2021, the company is focused on the manufacture of its S4 module variety, which features 182mm silicon wafers with PERC, multi-busbar, half-cell innovations. The collection, released last December, has an optimal power result of approximately 540W and is offered in both monofacial and bifacial formats.

He also disclosed that mass production of the company's S5 range, utilizing 210mm-sized cells, will certainly start from the end of this year or in early 2022.

With an existing global manufacturing ability of 5.5 GW, Seraphim has 11GW of PV products being utilized in greater than 40 countries.