- Jinko Solar to deliver its high efficiency Tiger Neo bifacial modules to Chinese National Petroleum Corp to build a 200 MW solar farm
- JA Solar to build a PV compound project, including production and a PV power plant, in Foshan City, with a total investment of RMB 3.5 billion ($0.55 billion)
- A subsidiary of Shangji Automation, Hongyuan New Materials, to purchase 97,500 tons of raw material polysilicon materials and granular silicon from Jiangsu Zhongneng Silicon Industry Technology Development
- Wujiang Golden, a subsidiary of Golden Glass, to purchase N-type G12 silicon wafers (210 size, 150μm thickness) from Chinese solar wafer manufacturer Zhonghuan Semiconductor
Jinko bifacial modules to help build CNPC solar-powered oil fields: Module supplier Jinko Solar will be delivering its high efficiency Tiger Neo bifacial modules to Chinese National Petroleum Corp (CNPC) to build a 200 MW solar farm, the company said in a press release. This will be the first ever solar-powered oilfield built by CNPC in Yumen, marking the beginning of a new, greener era for the oil and gas sector, it said. In the recently concluded TaiyangNews Conference on Solar Module Innovations, Leo Cong of Jinko Solar had presented the company’s product strategy into the BIPV market, something the leading module producer is not really known for (see Leo Cong, Jinko Solar: BIPV Market Analysis and Product Introduction)
Guangdong Energy to build 700 MW PV compound project: Solar power generation company Guangdong Energy Group announced its plans to build a PV compound project in Foshan City, with a total investment of RMB 3.5 billion ($0.55 billion). The project, which is a large-scale solar power station, will have an installed capacity of 700 MW. It will also include fishery-photovoltaic and agricultural-photovoltaic. The project will be constructed in two phases, with an investment of approximately RMB 1.5 billion ($0.23 billion) in the first phase.
Shangji Automation & Jiangsu Zhongneng sign polysilicon purchase order: Shangji Automation said that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Hongyuan New Materials, will purchase 97,500 tons of raw material polysilicon materials and granular silicon from Jiangsu Zhongneng Silicon Industry Technology Development Co., Ltd. from 2022 to 2026. Jiangsu Zhongneng is a high-purity polysilicon manufacturer wholly-owned by GCL-Poly. As per latest price estimates, the contract value will be approximately RMB 26.2 billion ($4.10 billion) (tax included).
Golden Glass to purchase RMB 667 mn silicon wafers from Zhonghuan: Wujiang Golden, a subsidiary of Golden Glass, announced its plans to purchase N-type G12 solar silicon wafers (210 size, 150μm thickness) from Chinese solar wafer manufacturer Zhonghuan Semiconductor (TZS) from January 2022 to December 31, 2022. The quantity of silicon wafers will not be less than 70.1 million pieces. According to the current market price, the estimated amount of the transaction will be about RMB 667 million ($104.46 million) (tax included). Golden Glass is a supplier of high-end special building glass.
JA Solar to invest in new production and PV plant: In an announcement, Chinese vertically integrated solar module manufacturer JA Solar announced that it intends to invest in the construction of a comprehensive new energy industry base in Chaoyang City. The project will include the construction of a 5 GW intelligent and high-efficiency photovoltaic module manufacturing and supporting equipment industrial base project, and a 2 GW wind & PV power station base project. The total investment will be about RMB 10 billion ($1.57 billion), out of which RMB 9 billion ($1.41 billion) will be towards power station, and RMB 1 billion ($0.16 billion) towards the manufacturing project. At the TaiyangNews Virtual Conference on Solar Module Innovations held last week JA Solar’s Kuan Chen shared the learnings from using 182mm modules for utility scale applications (see Kuan Chen, JA Solar: Learnings from using 182mm modules for utility scale applications)