TrinaTracker bags 875 MW Qatar order; Risen Energy signs 10 GW TOPCon agreement with Anhui Royal; Guangdong Zhengye signs investment contract for 5 GW modules & 8 GW HJT cell production; Autowell wins DAS Solar tender; Hunan Yujing to build 5 million KM/month diamond line.
875 MW Trina trackers for Qatar project: TrinaSolar’s subsidiary TrinaTracker will supply 875 MW solar trackers for Qatar’s largest solar plant, made up of 2 projects—417 MW in Mesaieed Industrial City, and 458 MW in Ras Laffan Industrial City. Combined, the Industrial Cities Solar Power Project (IC Solar) is expected to come online by 20240end when it will supply clean energy to energy intensive facilities in the industrial complex owned by QatarEnergy and Qatar’s national grid. Under a supply agreement with Samsung C&T, TrinaTracker’s 13,849 Trina Vanguard 2P solar trackers, designed for large format bifacial solar modules. TrinaTracker said it is the 1st Chinese company to deliver solar trackers to Qatar.
Risen Energy’s 10 GW TOPCon cell agreement: Risen Energy has struck an arrangement with Royal Agricultural Photovoltaics’ subsidiary Anhui Royal Green Energy for 10 GW TOPCon solar cells sales. Under the agreement, between 2023 and 2025 Anhui Royal will assist Risen secure 10 GW solar module orders, and in turn Risen will give priority to purchasing 10 GW worth of TOPCon cells from the former. With this contract signed, Anhui Royal has now signed TOPCon solar cell sales orders for 22 GW.
Guangdong Zhengye announces RMB 5 billion HJT investment: Guangdong Zhengye Technology through its subsidiary Jingdezhen Zhengye New Energy Technology has signed an investment contract for annual production of 5 GW solar PV modules and 8 GW heterojunction (HJT) PV cells with the management committee of Jingdezhen High-tech Industrial Development Zone. The RMB 5 billion will be invested in 3 phases of RMB 1 billion, RMB 2.8 billion and RMB 1.2 billion, respectively. It first announced these plans in October 2022 (see China PV News Snippets).
Autowell wins DAS Solar tender: DAS Solar has picked Autowell Technology under a competitive bidding round to provide its scanning and welding all-in-one machine. Autowell announced while it has not signed a formal contract, it will deliver the machine in March 2023. Total amount of the winning bid if RMB 155 million.
Hunan Yujing’s RMB 500 million investment: Hunan Yujing Machinery has stated it plans to invest RMB 500 million to build a 5 million KM/month diamond line R&D and production project in the eastern industrial park of Yiyang High-Tech Zone. It will expand the company’s diamond wire product portfolio and bring it competitive advantages in PV cutting equipment, cutting consumables and cutting processes. Once it is online, the project is expected to achieve annual sales revenue worth RMB 2 billion.