MIIT lists Trina Solar’s Suqian facility as National Green Factory; SC New Energy unveils a host of new products; 300 MW annual PV module supply agreement for Suntech; Tongwei to set up 200,000 ton industrial silicon facility; Lixin Energy raises funds.
Trina Solar manufacturing plant tagged ‘national green factory’ by MIIT: Solar module manufacturer Trina Solar has announced that its photovoltaics (PV) production plant in Suqian, Jiangsu Province has been placed on the list of national green factories by China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT). The company scored 99.4 on the primary indicators in the green factory assessment. Trina Solar was named in the Forbes China ESG Innovative Companies list this year, and the company said that it has been tagged a decarbonization leader in the European Union. The company also said that its manufacturing plant in Yiwu, Zhejiang province, has been named a Zero Carbon Factory by TiGroup, the first to be given such a title in the PV industry.
S.C New Energy unveils a range of new products: Shenzhen S.C New Energy Technology Corporation has introduced 4 turnkey solutions and a variety of standalone devices at a product launch event. The solutions encompass the entire line of equipment for perovskite and tandem cell production, a high-efficiency heterojunction (HJT) cell production line, an efficient BC cell production line, and a composite current collector line copper foil solution tailored for flexible thin-film products. Among the standalone devices revealed were an integrated silicon wafer cleaning machine, Plus series wet processing equipment, a high-capacity PECVD machine for HJT cell production, a 5-in-1 perovskite cell coating machine, a perovskite cell coating machine, and a perovskite cell laser scribing machine.
Furthermore, the company shared updates on its crystalline silicon cell pilot line project in Changzhou City, Jiangsu Province. The company says that its 720 W HJT module has reached an efficiency of 25.1%, as certified by TÜV SÜD. Earlier this month, S.C New Energy announced that over the 12 months, it has signed daily operating contracts worth RMB 2.846 billion ($390.4 million) with Tongwei Solar (see China Solar PV News Snippets).
Suntech signs 300 MW annual PV module supply framework agreement: Solar cell and module manufacturer Suntech has announced that it has signed a 300 MW annual PV module supply framework agreement with a German customer. According to the contract, Suntech will supply a total of 300 MW of PV modules to it over the next 2 years. The unnamed German company, a well-known player in the field of wind energy, is said to be planning to make a major move into solar energy in 2023.
Tongwei starts construction on 200,000-ton industrial silicon facility: Tongwei Green Substrate (Guangyuan) has announced that it has broken ground on its 200,000 tons/year industrial silicon facility in the Cangxi Economic Development Zone. Phase I of the facility will include the construction of a 12×33000 kVA industrial silicon electric furnace, along with waste heat boilers, dust collectors, desulfurization and denitrification devices, open tower cooling circulating water systems, substations and related supporting public and auxiliary facilities. Earlier this month, Trina Solar announced that it has signed a strategic cooperation framework agreement with TW Solar (Tongwei), outlining plans for further collaboration in the PV industry chain, including modules, polysilicon, cells, and joint ventures (see China Solar PV News Snippets).
Lixin Energy plans fundraising to expand investments in solar power & energy storage: Xinjiang Lixin Energy Co., Ltd. has announced its intention to conduct a private placement to raise funds not exceeding RMB 1.98 billion ($277 million). The proposed issuance involves up to 280 million shares to be offered to specific entities, including the controlling shareholder Xinjiang New Energy (Group) Co., Ltd., and shareholders holding over 5%, such as Xinjiang State-owned Capital Industry Investment Fund Limited Partnership. The funds raised will be earmarked for the 300 MW PV and energy storage integrated facility in Qitai County, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, as well as for supplementary working capital. The facility encompasses 200 MW wind power, 100 MW PV project, and a 75 MW/300 MWh energy storage project.