LONGi increases silicon wafer prices; Ganneng to invest in 500 to 600 MW of PV power generation projects; Zhonghuan Semiconductor silicon prices on the rise; Autowell to raise funds for intelligent equipment; Huasun Energy Phase II put into production
LONGi updates silicon wafer prices: Chinese vertically integrated solar PV company LONGi recently updated the price of silicon wafers. Here are the details:
- P type M10 160μm Mono Wafer（182/247mm) is now priced at RMB 6.86 ($1.04), an increase of 0.6% from its previous announcement
- P type M6 160μm Mono Wafer（166/223mmis now at RMB 5.72 ($0.87), up 3.06% from the previous announcement
- P type 158.75/223mm 160μm Mono Wafer is now at RMB 5.52 ($0.84), up 3.17% from the previous announcement
Ganneng to invest RMB 12.8 billion on PV projects: Energy enterprise Ganneng Co., Ltd., in an announcement, said it has signed an agreement with the Shanggao County Government. The company plans to use self-raised funds to invest in 2,000 MW of ‘clean coal’ power projects, 500 MW to 600 MW of centralized photovoltaic power generation and energy service projects, and also expand rural distributed photovoltaic power generation projects in the County. The total investment of all the projects put together is about RMB 12.8 billion ($1.94 billion).
Zhonghuan Semiconductor increases silicon wafer prices: Chinese solar wafer manufacturer Zhonghuan Semiconductor (TZS) announced the latest price of its P-type monocrystalline silicon wafers. Compared to the last announcement, the price of silicon wafers of different sizes increased by RMB 0.06-0.11/piece ($.0091-.017/piece), which is equivalent to an increase of RMB 0.01/W ($0.0015/W) in cell costs. In March too, Zhonghuan had increased its silicon wafer prices (see China PV News Snippets)
Autowell to raise RMB 530 million: Automation equipment manufacturer Autowell Technology said it plans to raise RMB 530 million ($80.43 million) to develop high-end intelligent equipment such as TOPCon solar technology equipment and semiconductor packaging and testing core equipment. The total investment of TOPCon equipment research, development and industrialization project will be RMB 100 million ($15.17 million), and the amount of raised funds to be used will be RMB 96 million ($14.57 million). The total investment of the R&D and industrialization project of core equipment for semiconductor packaging and testing will be RMB 150 million ($22.7 million), and the amount of raised funds to be used will be RMB 14.7 million ($2.23 million). Recently, Autowell had released its Q1/2022 results (see China PV News Snippets)
Huasun Energy Phase II of 2 GW HJT project put in production: Huasun Energy announced that the first part in Phase II of its 2 GW high-efficiency heterojunction project has begun producing HJT large-size half-cell cells and high-power modules. The output power of the modules covers the range of 580 W to 700 W, and the conversion efficiency is up to 22.5%. It is especially suitable for industrial and commercial distributed and ground power station projects, Huasun said.