Fire at the Chinese solar firm’s Yangzhou cell facility raged for a few hours but was contained to old production lines. Production disruption is expected to be minimal. Company also confirms 50 MW module deal in Malaysia.
The Taiwanese company has agreed to start a feasibility study next month on the possibility of developing the country’s first floating solar array, in cooperation with UMILE Ltd Liability Partnership.
Chinese monocrystalline silicon firm Longi has agreed to purchase the assets of Comtec Malaysia, a subsidiary of Comtec Solar Systems Group, for a fee of RMB 200 million (USD 28.74 million), which adds to the company’s expansion across Malaysia after announcing a new manufacturing facility in the country in 2016.
The collaboration between the two companies is moving beyond Panasonic running the Tesla/SolarCity gigafactory, and will enable Panasonic to re-open a factory in Japan.
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