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Chinese PV Industry Brief: China added 53 GW of new PV capacity in 2021

The National Energy Administration (NEA) reported this week that the newly installed PV capacity for the Chinese market reached around 53 GW last year. Of this capacity, around 29 GW comes from distributed generation projects. The country’s cumulative installed power reached 306 GW at the end of December.

Chinese PV Industry Brief: Longi unexpectedly raises PV wafer prices

Furthermore, Tongwei secured 104,800,000 wafers from Shuangliang and PV module manufacturer Yingli said its capacity has reached 8GW.


Chinese PV Industry Brief: construction begins on world’s largest PV project

State-owned power generation company China Huadian Corporation has begun work on a 3.3GW solar site in Sichuan province. The project is one of nine renewable energy plants listed in China’s latest national five-year plan.

Sungrow talks solar supply chains and remaining competitive in a challenging business environment

Sungrow is a market leader in the manufacture of PV inverters. The Chinese giant is also increasingly focused on the supply of energy storage systems and how these can be best coupled with inverters for improved performance. pv magazine caught up with Jack Gu, Senior Vice President of Sungrow to understand how the manufacturer has dealt with the recent solar supply chain challenges and what the company’s focus is on going forward.


Chinese PV Industry Brief: Jinko switches on 8 GW TOPCon factory, Tongwei announces skyrocketing profits

Solar manufacturer JinkoSolar announced on Wednesday that its 8 GW TOPCon cell factory in the Anhui Province has started manufacturing activities. Polysilicon supplier and solar cell maker Tongwei announced on Thursday it expects to achieve a net profit of up to RMB 8.5 billion ($1.33 billion) with a YoY increase of around 136%.

Chinese PV Industry Brief: PetroChina reveals results of 4.5GW procurement tender

The energy company will buy panels from JinkoSolar, Risen Energy, Canadian Solar, JA Solar, GCL Integration and Longi. Elsewhere, Xinyi Solar and Golden Solar have both announced new transactions to strengthen their business.


Weathering the solar industry storm: How Growatt overcame 2021’s challenges

Growatt has been on an upward trajectory, recording an over 60% revenue increase in 2021, despite the many challenges posed in the solar industry. Lisa Zhang, global marketing director tells pv magazine how the Chinese PV inverter manufacturer overcame semiconductor chip shortages and rising costs amidst a global pandemic in addition to discussing key markets and new inverter products.


Chinese PV Industry Brief: Zhonghuan further reduces PV wafer prices

Solar manufacturer Zhonghuan Semiconductor has further decreased the prices of most of its PV wafers, while Beijing-based project developer Jingneng Clean Energy Co., Ltd (JNCEC) announced on Wednesday that its board has approved an investment plan for the construction of a 1GW renewable energy project in Inner Mongolia.

Chinese Industry Brief: Risen plans RMB44.65 billion for solar expansion along supply chain

Furthermore, speaking about its joint venture with Trina Solar for the development of 15GW of ingot manufacturing and 15GW of wafer cutting projects, Tongwei said all work will be finished and put into production in H1 2022. PV prices are also seeing declines along the solar supply chain.

Chinese Industry Brief: CATL inaugurates 120 GWh lithium-ion battery factory

The lithium-ion battery producer began manufacturing activities at its new factory in Ningde city, Fujian Province. Aiko Solar has also secured 4,515,000,000 wafers for the next three years through three different supply deals.


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