Chinese PV Industry Brief: Financials, a new GW-scale factory, and big hydrogen

Longi and Sungrow both announced solid financial results last week. Module maker China Solar delayed the resumption of trading on the Hong Kong stock exchange, and polysilicon producer GCL-Poly unveiled plans to raise up to US$16.8 million by issuing shares. Coal miner Baofeng Energy, meanwhile, announced the construction of what it claims will be the world’s largest PV-powered hydrogen plant, and Seraphim and Lu’An Solar revealed that they will open a 5 GW PV panel factory in China’s Jiangsu province.

Chinese coal miner starts work on world’s biggest solar-powered hydrogen facility

Baofeng Energy appears to be switching its focus to hydrogen production and says its new project will be powered by two 100 MW solar plants and will start producing 160 million cubic meters of hydrogen annually from next year.

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China finalizes 2020 solar subsidy policy

With the introduction of guided feed-in prices for different types of electricity by China’s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), the world’s largest solar market has its PV subsidy policy finalized two months earlier than last year.

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World’s largest solar conference postponed

The SNEC PV Power Expo has been postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The organizers of the event have said that the event will now take place in October 2020.

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Trina to re-list on Shanghai Stock Exchange

The Jiangsu-based PV manufacturer follows peer JA Solar in de-listing in the U.S. to return to its homeland. The board will hope to gain access to more funding as a result, and will also face less public scrutiny.

Talesun to bet big on advanced technologies

Chinese solar manufacturer Talesun has announced plans to raise up to $226 million to expand PV cell and module production capacity by up to 2 GW, with a focus on heterojunction and TOPCon technologies.

The weekend read: Covid-19 disrupts

A viral outbreak in the city of Wuhan, in China’s Hubei province, has become a nationwide health crisis with global implications. And with PV manufacturing concentrated in China, there are serious implications for all corners of the solar world, reports Vincent Shaw in Shanghai.

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Trina announces 23.39% efficient, commercially produced PERC cell

The Chinese manufacturer believes it has set a record because its device was manufactured on standard commercial production equipment.

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Chinese solar production juggernaut rumbles on

Three more PV manufacturers are jostling to announce plans to invest in an expansion of production capacities as the industry appears to make light of coronavirus fears.

Chinese solar giant steps in to acquire rival in $250m swoop

Longi Solar has dramatically stepped in to take over fellow Chinese manufacturer Zhejiang Yize New Energy Technology, which operates 7 GW of module production capacity and 3 GW of cell facilities in northern Vietnam.

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