China PV Snippets: Sungrow, Gaojing, Tongwei, GCL

Sungrow Supplies Inverter Solutions To Hungary; Gaojing & Zhuhai Partner For RMB 17 Bn Wafer Factory; Tongwei Signs Agreement For 45K Silicon Fab in Mongolia; GCL New Energy To Sell 4 PV Companies; UTMOLIGHT's Perovskite PV Module Efficiency Hits New High
12:30 AM (Beijing Time) - 15. December 2020
Tongwei to produce 45,000 tons of crystalline silicon in Inner Mongolia

With Tongwei signing an agreement with Baotou City and Kundulun District Government to produce 45,000 tons of high-purity crystalline silicon in Inner Mongolia, the core solar product manufacturer eyes at developing new photovoltaic energy power projects and achieve zero carbon footprint for Baotou city. (Photo Credit: Tongwei)

Key Takeaways

  • Sungrow supplies its medium-voltage inverter solutions to a 100 MW solar park in Kaposvàr, south-west Hungary
  • Zhuhai State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission and Guangdong Gaojing Solar Energy to partner for RMB 17 billion photovoltaic energy projects
  • Tongwei signs an agreement with Baotou City Government and Kundulun District Government to produce 45,000 tons of high-purity crystalline silicon in Inner Mongolia
  • GCL-Poly Energy and GCL New Energy said that indirect subsidiaries, Suzhou GCL New Energy and Guangxi GCL New Energy, have agreed to sell four PV companies
  • The conversion efficiency of perovskite solar modules independently researched and developed by UTMOLIGHT has reached a new high by exceeding 18.49%

Sungrow supplies medium-voltage inverter solutions to PV park in Hungary: Solar PV inverter supplier Sungrow has supplied its medium-voltage inverter solutions to a 100 MW solar park in Kaposvàr, south-west Hungary. This is supposed to be one of the largest PV projects in Central Europe and is intended to support Hungary’s climate policy targets, including energy production in a carbon-neutral way by 2050, the company said. China National Machinery Import and Export has been handling the construction of the park and has completed about 50% of the work. By February 2021, the park is expected to be operational and is expected to generate 130 GWh per year. This will be equivalent to eliminating 4,500 tons carbon dioxide per year, satisfying the electricity demand of a city with 50,000 inhabitants.

Gaojing Solar & Zhuhai sign agreement for RMB 17 billion PV wafer production investment: Zhuhai State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission and Guangdong Gaojing Solar Energy Technology Co., Ltd. signed a cooperation agreement for a new solar ingot/wafer PV factory. Total investment will be about RMB 17 billion ($2.6 billion). The first phase of the 50 GW capacity production project, which will focus on 210mm wafers, is expected to be completed and put into operation by 2021, while the second and third phases will be operational by 2022 and 2023, respectively.

Tongwei signs agreement to produce 45,000 tons of silicon in Inner Mongolia: Tongwei officially signed an agreement with Baotou City and Kundulun District Government to produce 45,000 tons of polysilicon in Inner Mongolia. Through this partnership, Tongwei looks forward to develop new PV power projects, promote integration of power resources to further reduce the cost of enterprise electricity, and achieve “zero carbon footprint” for Baotou city. Tongwei, a leading vertically integrated PV company, is currently expanding on many levels, among others, it teamed up with Trina Solar for part of this (see Tongwei & Trina Solar Joint Venture For 210 Products).

GCL New Energy to sell 4 PV companies: GCL-Poly Energy and GCL New Energy jointly issued an announcement that its indirect subsidiaries, Suzhou GCL New Energy and Guangxi GCL New Energy, have agreed to sell:

  • 36% equity interest in Qinzhou Xin Jin
  • 95% equity interest in Shanglin GCL
  • the entire equity interest in Nanning Jinfu
  • the entire equity interest in HainanTianlike

The sale of these four PV companies with a total grid-connected capacity of approximately 185 MW is expected to bring in RMB 291 million ($44.48 million) for the company.

UTMOLIGHT’s perovskite PV module efficiency hits new : As per Suzhou University Photovoltaic Alumni Association, conversion efficiency for perovskite solar modules independently researched and developed by UTMOLIGHT has reached a new high by exceeding 18.49%. The efficiency has been confirmed by German testing institute TÜV Nord in accordance with IEC standards.

 

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