EGing PV’s 5 GW project to be put into operation by September this year; Yijun Yaoneng RMB 10 billion PV park to go into production; Aiko to invest RMB 250 million more in Gaojing; Zhonghuan raises silicon wafer prices; Risen’s 210 product wins Sinopec bid.
EGing PV’s 5 GW project begins construction: Solar panel maker EGing PV announced that it has started construction of its 5 GW high-efficiency photovoltaic module factory project. With an investment of RMB 857 million ($135.57 million), the facility is expected to be put into operation by September this year. Based on the latest production technologies and processes, the project will configure automated production lines and equipment for high-efficiency solar modules. As far as the product size is concerned, the new production capacity will conform to large product sizes, and the specifications will be fully compatible with 210mm and below, and will be suitable for module packaging of various sizes and types of cells.
Yijun Yaoneng’s PV industrial park goes to production: Glass building material manufacturer Hubei Yijun Yaoneng New Material last year had invested RMB 10 billion ($1.58 billion) to build a photovoltaic new material industrial park spanning across 2,000 acres. Now, after a year of construction, the project is about to go into production, a PVMen report said. This project is split into two phases, and will be building two PV module glass production lines and supporting processing production lines, which would have a daily melting capacity of 1,200 tons. Currently, both the phases are being developed simultaneously. On completion, the annual output of photovoltaic glass will reach 180 million cubic meters.
Aiko Solar to increase stake in Gaojing Solar: In an announcement, solar cell producer Aiko Solar said that it plans to increase its share in photovoltaic equipment manufacturer Guangdong Gaojing Solar Technology Co., Ltd by RMB 250 million ($39.55 million). Once the capital increase is completed, Aiko would hold 2.12% of the equity in Guangdong Gaojing. This step is being taken by the company as it wants to focus on the upstream and downstream links of the photovoltaic industry chain. Aiko was one of the two world’s largest pure solar cell suppliers in 2021 (see China PV News Snippets)
Zhonghuan Semiconductor increases silicon wafer prices: Announcing its latest silicon wafer prices, solar wafer manufacturer Zhonghuan Semiconductor said its
- 160μm thick 182mm silicon wafers now cost RMB 6.65/piece, an increase compared to January by RMB 0.25/piece,
- 160μm 210mm silicon wafer now cost RMB 8.85/piece, which is higher than the January price by RMB 0.3/ piece.
In January 2022, the company had lowered its silicon wafer prices (see China PV News Snippets)
Risen wins Sinopec’s PV hydrogen production project bid: Solar panel maker Risen Energy announced that it has won the bid for the procurement of PV modules for the Sinopec Xinjiang Kuqa Green Hydrogen Demonstration Project. With a total capacity of 361 MW, the project is become one of the world’s largest solar hydrogen production projects. With 650 W modules being the bidding threshold, only four companies were shortlisted for this bidding, out of which Risen’s 210 product finally won. Risen presented an update on its 210 products at the recent TaiyangNews Solar Module Innovations 2021 Conference.Solar