China PV News Snippets

Tongwei Announces Solar Cell Prices Increase & More
11:31 PM (Beijing Time) - 13. October 2021
Shangji & Longheng sign RMB 670 mn monocrystalline silicon order

A wholly-owned subsidiary of Wuxi Shangji Automation, Hongyuan New Materials (Baotou), signs RMB 670 million contract with Longheng New Energy for the sale of monocrystalline silicon wafers between October 2021 to September 2024. (Photo Credit: Wuxi Shangji Automation)

Key Takeaways

  • Tongwei announced that the price of monocrystalline 166 cells and 210 cells have both risen
  • China Resources Power Holdings Company Limited releases bidding announcement for second batch of centralized procurement of PV project modules for 2021
  • Wuxi Shangji Automation’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Hongyuan New Materials (Baotou), signs RMB 670 million contract with Longheng New Energy for the sale of silicon wafers
  • JinkoSolar wins the second tender for China Energy Investment Corporation (China Energy) Beijing e-shop 5,500 MW PV module centralized procurement with a capacity of 1.4 GW

Tongwei increases solar cell prices: Announcing the solar cell prices for October 2021 on its official website, leading solar cell maker Tongwei said that the price of monocrystalline 166 cells and 210 cells have both risen to RMB 1.12/W ($0.17/W). Compared with the August prices, 166 and 210 cells rose by RMB 0.06/W ($0.0093/W) and RMB 0.08/W ($0.012/W) respectively. Meanwhile, in July, Tongwei, also a leading silicon producer, had announced it will build 200,000 metric ton (MT) annual polysilicon manufacturing capacity in a new facility to be located in China’s Sichuan province (see Tongwei Expanding Polysilicon Capacity With New Fab).

CR Power announces 2nd batch of 580 MW procurement tender: Wind and hydropower plant operator China Resources Power Holdings Company Limited (CR Power) released the bidding announcement for a second batch of centralized procurement of PV project modules for 2021. The bidding, which is divided into 4 sections, has a capacity of about 580 MW, and the delivery period is before the end of this year.

Shangji & Longheng sign RMB 670 mn wafer order: PV production equipment maker and mono-wafer company Wuxi Shangji Automation announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Hongyuan New Materials (Baotou), had signed a contract with Longheng New Energy for the sale of monocrystalline silicon wafers. As per the agreement, from October 2021 to September 2024, about 670 million wafers will be purchased (with fluctuation not going beyond 15%). Of this, 23 million will be purchased from October to December 2021 and 227 million will be purchased in 2022. In the year 2023, 240 million pieces will be purchased, and from January to September 2024, 180 million pieces will be purchased. As per the current market price, the total sales amount is expected to be RMB 3.93 billion ($0.61 billion), including tax.

JinkoSolar wins China Energy’s 5.5 GW module procurement bid: Module supplier JinkoSolar announced that it has won the second tender for China Energy Investment Corporation (China Energy) Beijing e-shop 5,500 MW photovoltaic module centralized procurement at RMB 1.821/W ($0.28/W), with a capacity of 1.4 GW. With large capacity and complex project types, the volume of this project is 5.5 GW and is the largest procurement framework of China Energy in recent years.

ZHAW at TaiyangNews Virtual Conference on Inverters for Rooftop Solar 2021: Prof. Franz Baumgartner, Programme Director of Energy and Environmental Engineering Studies, and Professor of Photovoltaics Systems at Zurich University of Applied Science (ZHAW) will be taking part in the TaiyangNews Virtual Conference on Inverters for Rooftop Solar 2021. The Conference will see in-depth discussions with leading inverter manufacturers and other stakeholders in the field. Prof. Baumgartner will be speaking on the topic - Efficiency Comparison PV Strings Vs Decentral Module Electronics. The Conference will take place on 19 October, 2021, from 09.30 – 13.15 CEST. Do join us. For Free Registrations, please click here

 

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