China Sunergy (CSUN) has secured a 260MW photovoltaic (PV) module supply deal with China Power Investment Corporation.

The bid was won by CSUN’s EPC subsidiary CEEG (Nanjing) Renewable Energy. The modules will be used in several ground-mount PV power projects across China over the next 12 months.

CSUN chairman and CEO Tingxiu Lu said: "The winning of the bid demonstrates our ability and proven experience in supplying large-scale solar power plants.

"As the demand of solar energy products continuously grows in China, We expect the Company will further deepen its cooperation with China Power Investment Corporation, and we look forward to identifying and engaging similarly strategic opportunities in both Chinese and overseas markets in the near future."

CSUN, which was founded in 2004, designs, manufactures and delivers solar cells and modules from its production centers in China and Turkey. The company also invests in solar projects.

The company has to date sold more than 1.4GW of modules. It also has a solar module production capacity of 1.2GW.

Last year, the company had total shipments of 767.8MW. CSUN is closely affiliated with China Electric Equipment Group, which manufactures electrical transformers.