Tongwei introduces its PV modules to Austrian Minlea; LONGi raises silicon wafer prices; JinkoSolar launches BIPV alliance; Shangji Automation signs RMB 13.6 billion sales deals; SolarPlus to build factory in Kuming.
Tongwei signs 100 MW PV module deal with Austrian Minlea: Integrated solar PV manufacturer from China, Tongwei Solar announced that its overseas team has introduced its solar module products to Austrian photovoltaic supplier Minlea at the Energie Sparmesse Expoenergy exhibition. This then led to both the companies signing a supply deal of 100 MW. This deal is significant because with this, Tongwei modules penetrate the European market.
LONGi silicon wafer prices announced: Chinese vertically integrated solar PV company LONGi has announced the latest price of its silicon wafers. Here are the details:
- The 150μm thick P-type M10 (182mm) silicon wafers is now priced at RMB 6.50/pc ($0.837/pc), which is RMB 0.25/pc ($0.032/pc) higher than the previous released price, an increase of 4% (3.98%).
- The 150um thick P-type M6 (166mm) silicon wafers is now priced at RMB 5.61/pc ($0.723/pc), which is RMB 0.21/pc ($0.027/pc) higher than the previous released price, an increase of 3.9%.
LONGi had last released silicon wafer prices in February (see China PV News Snippets)
Jinko Jingcai BIPV alliance launched: Over a WeChat communication, module supplier JinkoSolar, said that it held the launching ceremony of Jingcai BIPV Alliance in Haining. This has been done under the guidance of the Steel Branch of China Construction Metal Association and the Zhejiang Provincial PV Technology Innovation Strategic Alliance. The BPIV Alliance, led by JinkoSolar, will bring together construction enterprises, investors, EPC, capital parties and other enterprises, with a common goal of conducting in-depth exchanges on developing BIPV. On the launch day, JinkoSolar also managed to bag 400 MW supply orders for its Jinko Crystal BIPV solution from 14 companies.
Shangji Automation signs RMB 13.6 sales deals: PV production equipment maker and wafer company Shangji Automation announced that it has recently signed two long-term sales deals amounting to RMB 13.6 billion ($1.97 billion). Here are the details:
- The first deal is between Shangji Automation’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Hongyuan New Materials, and Canadian Solar, where the latter will purchase 10,000 tons of monocrystalline square rods and 250 million pieces of monocrystalline silicon wafers in 2023 (with a fluctuation of no more than 20%). The sales amount is expected to be RMB 5.3 billion ($0.77 billion) (tax included).
- The second deal is between Hongyuan New Materials and Jiangsu Xinchao, where the latter will buy monocrystalline silicon wafers to the tune of RMB 8.242 billion (tax included) from 2023 to 2026.
The sale prices will be negotiated on a monthly basis.
SolarPlus to build factory in Kuming: Photovoltaic equipment manufacturer, SolarPlus, announced via WeChat that it will be building a factory in Dongchuan, Kunming. The factory will have an investment of about RMB 10 billion ($1.4 billion), and will produce 5 GW high-efficiency photovoltaic modules, 5 GW photovoltaic cells and 4 GWh energy storage batteries. In the recently concluded TaiyangNews Virtual Conference on Solar Cell Production Equipment & Processing Materials, eminent speakers spoke about the latest developments in this segment of the solar value chain. Please click here to watch the videos of all the speakers.