• A 30 GW solar PV encapsulation production capacity expansion plan has been disclosed by Jiangsu Lushan New Materials
  • JA Solar has supplied its high efficiency modules for rooftop solar projects for indigenous population in NSW, Australia
  • Three Gorges New Energy has picked Sungrow to supply 300 MW inverter capacity in a competitive procurement round

Lushan expanding encapsulant capacity by 30 GW: Solar PV encapsulation film supplier Jiangsu Lushan New Materials is expanding its encapsulation capacity by 30 GW, growing it from its current capacity of 10 GW. A report on Sohu.com of China says the company made the announcement during the inauguration ceremony of its new R&D center. The expansion will be implemented at its Lushan factory in Jiangsu in 2 phases of 10 GW in 2020 and another 20 GW in 2021. The expansion plans also comprise setting up a new technology R&D center to further explore the technology.

Recently, another the world’s largest encapsulant producer Hangzhou First Applied Material said it will expand its PV encapsulation film production capacity by 25 GW and that of backsheets by 22 GW in a bid to lower production costs and improve product delivery capabilities (see China PV News Snippets: Hangzhou, Canadian Solar, Sofar Solar).

JA Solar panels for indigenous projects in Australia: JA Solar has supplied its solar modules for rooftop solar power projects in New South Wales (NSW), Australia. The solar systems, each with around 3 kW capacity, will be installed for 1,400 indigenous residents in the regions of Riverina, Midwest, and Dubbo as part of a project managed by the Office of Indigenous Housing (AHO), the company stated. JA has supplied its high efficiency modules for the project that promises stable power output eventually benefiting residents in lowering their high electricity bills. Rooftop solar systems will be installed by local installers most of whom are aboriginals thereby creating jobs for the locals.

Sungrow wins 300 MW project: Three Gorges New Energy has selected Sungrow to provide its PV inverters for 300 MW capacity, selecting the company after a competitive bidding process. This capacity will be set up in the form of 200 MW in Haixizhou region of Qinghai province, 100 MW in Hainan prefecture and 100 MW in Haixizhou. The winning price in the auction was RMB 59.96 million ($9 million) under package 1 and RMB 28.07 million ($4 million) under package 2.