Solarspace opens TOPcon solar cell factory in China


Solar module manufacturer Solarspace has opened a factory for the production of tunnel oxide passivated contacts (TOPCon) solar cells in Chuzhou, Anhui province, China.

The factory has currently an annual production capacity of 8 GW spread across 16 production lines. It will produce cells based on 182 mm and 210 mm wafers starting from the beginning of 2023.

The factory is expected to reach a total capacity of 16 GW, and is being built with an investment of  CNY 10.5 billion ($1.47 billion). The company did not disclose when it would start operating the factory’s second phase.

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Solarspace currently has a cell production capacity of 30 GW and 6 GW of module production.

*This article was amended on 24/11/2022 to reflect Solarspace's current cell and module production as 33 GW and 6 GW, respectively, not 19 GW and 4.5 GW as previously reported.

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