Solarfun Power Holdings Co., Ltd., an established manufacturer of photovoltaic (PV) cells, modules and ingots in China, today announced the signing of three contracts for sale and delivery of wafers totaling $230 million over a seven-year period with a major Korean conglomerate.
According to the agreements Solarfun will receive a predetermined amount of wafers beginning in January 2008 with volumes reaching over 30 MW per year in 2011. The prices will be fixed with a declining price structure throughout the term of the contract. Additionally, the Korean firm will hold options to purchase back a certain percentage of the wafers as modules beginning in 2009.
"We are pleased to develop a long term partnership with a proven player and look forward to growing our relationship with them in many areas," said Solarfun's Chairman Lu Yonghua. "This contract will be a key factor towards fulfilling our immediate expansion goals of 360 MW in production capacity by mid-2008 and allows us to explore OEM as a possible addition to our business model."