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Chinese PV Industry Brief: Tongwei raises cell prices, Longi joins forces with Engie

The Chint Group has also said it was China’s largest PV plant owner at the end of 2020 with more than 5.7 GW in operation.

Chinese PV Industry Brief: More polysilicon and glass deals, new wafer capacity comes online

JA Solar has agreed to buy 75,000 MT of polysilicon from Qinghai-based Asia Silicon (Qinghai) Co., Ltd., and Longi will buy 250 million square meters of PV glass from US-based Chinese manufacturer Deli Glass. Huantai Group commissioned another furnace at its 12 GW wafer factory in Inner Mongolia.

‘New surge in downstream demand has driven the polysilicon shortage to a crisis point’

In a statement to pv magazine, the global vice president of Chinese solar manufacturer JinkoSolar, Dany Qian, said that polysilicon prices are not expected to drop for at least six months. The company’s general manager for South & Central Asia, Daniel Liu, stated that Jinko is not backing out from any of the signed deals with its Indian customers due to the raw material supply shortage and the rising prices, as reported by unspecified false reports.

Chinese PV Industry Brief: Another big polysilicon deal and rising wafer prices

Risen will sell 50,000 metric tons of poly to Shangji Automation and Zhonghuan Semiconductor has raised the prices of all its wafer products.

Tata Power Solar expands cell, module capacity

Tata Power Solar, a PV manufacturer and EPC contractor, has added new lines to its factory in Bangalore, India. It is widening its product range to include half-cell and bifacial mono PERC panels.

Chinese PV Industry Brief: Work begins on 50 GW wafer factory, Shanghai Electric bets on green hydrogen

Tianjin Zhonghuan Semiconductor began building its new wafer manufacturing facility in the Ningxia Hui autonomous region. Shanghai Electric is setting up a hydrogen research center with the Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

Chinese PV Industry Brief: A new module factory, increasing wafer prices

Eco Green Energy is building a 1 GW panel factory in the Jiangsu Province. Longi announced higher wafer prices for April.

Chinese PV Industry Brief: Increasing polysilicon prices and new supply deals

PV Infolink reported a considerable increase in prices for polysilicon and wafer prices for last week. Both products saw their average price increase by over 9% compared to the previous week.

Creating an alternative PV supply chain in the US is no cakewalk

The US Solar Energy Industry Association in late 2020 launched a campaign against forced labor and said it was “strongly encouraging” member companies to adjust their supply chains by June. Here is what will likely happen.

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Chinese PV Industry Brief: New glass capacity and a 20 GW wafer order

Flat Glass has activated two new glass furnaces that will bring its total production capacity to 8,600 MT per day. JinkoSolar has secured 20 GW of orders for its 182mm-wafer-based modules.

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