With an eye on an impressive 65 GW cumulative mono ingot production capacity targeted for the end of 2021, LONGi has announced its plans to develop a 10 GW fab in Tengchong, China. (Photo Credit: LONGi Solar)
- LONGi will be developing a new monocrystalline ingot manufacturing fab in China’s Tengchong region
- It will have an annual production capacity of 10 GW and is expected to start operations in phases beginning 2020 end
- The company plans to invest RMB 2.5 billion on this fab that will be set up through a new project company
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Production capacity expansion plans continue to pour out of LONGi Green Energy Technology’s stable. The latest is related to a new monocrystalline silicon ingot manufacturing facility with 10 GW annual capacity in China.
The new fab is planned to come up in Baoshan Industry and Trade Park Green Energy Industry Demonstration Park in Tengchong region, Yunnan province with production to start in phases as of end 2020. A new project company will be set up to execute the project with an investment of about RMB 2.5 billion ($355 million), the company declared in a stock exchange filing.
Abundant hydropower availability around the location was one of the reasons the company chose this site for the facility.
Also, earlier in November 2019, LONGi announced an agreement with the Jiaxing local government to develop a 5 GW monocrystalline solar module fab soon after it published plans to construct two monocrystalline solar module facilities with 5 GW each in Zhangzhou and Xianyang regions, along with a 5 GW cell production facility in Xi’an Fuxin city (see LONGi To Develop 5 GW Solar Module Fab In Jiaxing, China).
By the end of 2021, LONGi is planning to own 65 GW of mono ingot production capacity (see LONGi Approves 15 GW Module & Cell Fab Construction). The world’s largest mono ingot/wafer manufacturer has recently introduced so called M6 wafers, that’s a larger format with 166 mm side length (see TaiyangNews webinar: Larger Wafer-based Solar Cells and Modules).