- CEA-INES senior executive Anis Jouini has made the switch to an industrial PV company
- Jouini has joined the French ECM Group as the CEO of its PV equipment business ECM Greentech
- The company specializes in turnkey manufacturing of solar equipment from ingots to cells
Anis Jouini, the former director general of Institut National de l’Energie Solaire (INES), the French R&D center for advanced solar PV and storage technologies, is now the CEO of ECM Greentech.
Part of the ECM Group of France, ECM Greentech specializes in the production of solar PV manufacturing equipment for end-to-end value chain, from ingots to cells.
While there is no official statement from ECM on Jouini’s appointment, according to his LinkedIn post he will work with ECM Technologies-Industrial Furnaces. ECM is the parent company of SEMCO, a company that manufactures GW-scale TOPCon solar cell manufacturing equipment and process integration.
Prior to joining ECM, Jouini worked with the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission or CEA for over 13 years in various senior positions, conducting research on solar PV technologies and their commercialization, including at the INES.
ECM Greentech worked closely with CEA-INES to develop a crystallization process called CrystalMax. It also acquired SEMCO Technologies in 2016.
As the keynote speaker for TaiyangNews Virtual Conference on Solar Module Innovations in January 2023, Jouini discussed the latest PV technology developments and the focus on local manufacturing. A recording of his presentation is available here.