Taiwan’s Neo Solar Power (NSP), a leading producer of solar cells and modules, has formally opened its new high-efficiency solar module fab at the site of its HQ in Hsinchu, Taiwan, in what is the nation’s first fully-automated facility of this kind.
The 200 MWp facility will produce NSP’s new Glory BiFi module, which the company claims has been developed to perform optimally in harsh climatic environments, including high temperatures and in areas prone to salt mists and typhoons. The modules will be made exclusively for the domestic market.
A team of delegates attended the fab’s opening, which also included a visit to NSP’s headquarters to view the rooftop installation of the firm’s Glory BiFi solar modules.
“Due to external environmental factors such as rapidly changing solar market nowadays, frequent solar trade disputes around the globe, and ongoing challenges in multicrystalline solar cell overcapacity lead to slump in average selling price (ASP), which make business operation a challenge. However, these challenges will not slow down NSP’s future development,” said NSP CEO Sam Hong at the opening ceremony.
“Look into the future, NSP will continue to cooperate closely with outstanding supply chain partners and providing best photovoltaic solutions for Taiwan to support government’s policy of promoting renewable energy and increasing domestic photovoltaic market demand.
“Today, the opening of this high efficiency solar module FAB is not only in responding to government’s energy transition plan of becoming a nuclear-free homeland, but also shows that NSP will continue to invest in R&D, continue to deepen advanced technology development and continue to expand downstream solar system project business to achieve next operational performance peak,” he added.
Earlier this year, the company confirmed that it is pivoting away from multicrystalline cells to produce only monocrystalline products, with a particular focus on mono-PERC cells. Prior to the opening of its latest fab, the company was running at full 600 MWp capacity for mono.