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China PV Industry Brief: Installations slow, deals continue despite rising prices

This week saw prices in the polysilicon segment, and further downstream, rise again, with no end in sign. National Energy Agency statistics show a slowdown in installations for the second consecutive month in September. Manufacturers, however, continue to purchase components and materials in the expectation that prices will rise even further.

Chinese PV Industry Brief: Shuangliang signs billion-dollar wafer contract

This week, Shuangliang Eco-Energy has signed a multi-year sales contract for delivery of its PV wafers to solar cell manufacturer Jiangsu Runergy, and Wuxi-based perovskite start-up UtmoLight Technology has won a Pre-A round investment of RMB 220 million from several private equity funds.

China PV Industry Brief: 100 GW of solar for desert areas, new polysilicon production

China’s president has detailed plans to accelerate the planning and construction of large-scale wind and PV projects in desert areas, while Wuxi Shanghai announced new granular silicon and nano-silicon production capacity expansions.


Chinese PV Industry Brief: New solar glass production lines and a new big wafer deal

Luoyang Glass is planning to deploy two solar glass production lines with an annual capacity of 1,200 tons each and wafer maker Wuxi Shangji has secured a big supply agreement from Longsheng New Energy. Furthermore, Tongwei has reported increasing profits driven by its polysilicon business.

Sunways talks new PV inverter products, manufacturing plans, and strategic direction

In the following interview, pv magazine’s China correspondent Vincent Shaw talks to Li Kui, Vice President, Global Sales and Marketing at Sunways about the PV inverter products it will unveil at this year’s Intersolar Europe, inverter trends, and the plans it has for 2022.


Silicon metal and aluminum industries hit by China power shortages

A combination of booming demand for coal-fired power and a shortage of the black stuff – exacerbated by a political row with Australia – have forced up prices to the extent fossil fuel generators are making a loss on every unit of electricity they produce. pv magazine‘s Vincent Shaw considers the potential solutions.


Chinese PV Industry Brief: Rising polysilicon prices, new 5 GW HJT cell factory

Wind power specialist Mingyang Smart Energy has revealed plans to build a 5 GW heterojunction module factory in China’s Jiangsu province, while TBEA has said it intends to raise its majority stake in Xinte Energy from 62% to 67%.

Chinese PV Industry Brief: Giant solar-plus-storage project in the Kubuqi Desert

The 2 GW plant is expected to be connected to a storage facility with a capacity of 300 MW/600 MWh. Elsewhere, manufacturers Longi, Jinko, Trina Solar and Chint were the winners of a 5.5 GW solar panel procurement tender held by the China Energy Investment Corporation.

Chinese PV Industry Brief: Rising solar glass prices and a major polysilicon supply deal

Shuangliang Eco-Energy has agreed to buy a total of 134,950 MT of polysilicon from two different manufacturers. Furthermore, the Chint group said it wants to deploy another 3 GW of rooftop solar and PV InfoLinks reported on rising glass prices.

Chinese PV Industry Brief: Zhonghuan Semiconductor raises wafer prices

The manufacturer has raised the cost of all its products. Elsewhere, Xinyi is planning to deploy 5 GW of solar in Heilongjiang province and the China Electricity Council has reported the nation added 22 GW of solar in the first eight months of the year.

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