Country: Italy
Value chain: Cells and Modules
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Key Insights

  • Production capacity
    3GW per year
  • Nº new jobs to be generated
    1000 workers
  • Investment (€)
    600 million
  • Date of Launch
    April 2022
  • Date of starting production
    End 2023

“We will be the largest facility of high-performance photovoltaic cells and modules in Europe, with an annual production of 3 GW per year. Excellence, innovation, and sustainability are our pillars to build state-of-the-art photovoltaic panels, able to compete with the big players in the market. Our modules are based on 3SUN CORE-H heterojunction technology, fully developed in-house. This technology is indeed the core of our solar products, which are divided into two types of markets: utility scale (solar plants) and distributed generation (residential and commercial use). Our product portfolio shares market-leading features such as high efficiency, superior performance, and excellent reliability. We have also developed a highly automated and traceable state-of-the-art manufacturing process because we are committed to environmental and social sustainability to achieve a low carbon footprint and a traceable and transparent supply chain.”

Eliano Russo
CEO at 3Sun

Thanks to the TANGO project, 3Sun factory, founded in Catania in 2010, is set to become Europe’s largest factory producing high-performance bifacial photovoltaic modules. 3Sun Gigafactory combines research and innovation to produce new-generation photovoltaic modules that support the Enel Group in guaranteeing clean and renewable energy and building a more sustainable and environmentally-friendly world.

In April 2022, EGP and the European Commission signed the grant agreement, under the framework of the EU’s first Innovation Fund call for large-scale projects. It will contribute to the development of TANGO (iTaliAN pv Giga factOry), an industrial-scale production facility for the manufacturing of innovative, sustainable and high-performance photovoltaic modules at 3Sun. The factory’s expansion is set to result in a 15-fold increase in its production capacity to 3 GW per year from the current 200 MW. This will increase local direct and indirect employment by approximately 1,000 jobs by 2024. It will also act as a catalyst for the relaunch of the European PV value chain and contribute to the reduction of the continent’s energy dependency.

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