- Trina Solar’s first plant in South Korea, located in Jincheon town, has begun commercial operations
- LONGi announces January prices for its silicon wafers
- JA Solar is the sole module supplier for Vietnam’s 550 MW Luning photovoltaic project, which is the largest PV power station in Southeast Asia
Trina Solar’s first South Korea PV power plant begins production: Solar module manufacturer Trina Solar’s first plant in South Korea has begun commercial operation, the Chinese company said in an announcement. The solar plant is located in Jincheon, a town in North Chungcheong province of central South Korea, which is also known as City of Solar, as a significant portion of local energy consumption is via solar. The Jincheon solar plant with its 500 kW installation is expected to generate around 700 MWh of safe and clean electricity annually. This is expected to power over 1,000 homes. The plant uses Trina Solar’s bifacial-dual-glass modules.
LONGi announces Jan 2021 wafer pricing: Chinese vertically integrated solar PV company LONGi has recently announced the new prices for its silicon wafers. Among them, the domestic M6 (166mm), M10 (182mm), G1 (158.75mm) size silicon wafer quotations remain unchanged at RMB 3.25/piece ($0.5/piece), RMB 3.90/piece ($0.6/piece), and RMB 3.15 /piece ($0.49/piece), respectively. In the beginning of last year, LONGi had pushed the prices down several times (see LONGi Brings Down M6 Wafer Price By RMB 0.15/Piece). Later, owing to silicon shortage and a resulting price uptick, wafer companies, including LONGi, had increased their prices (see China PV News Snippet: LONGi, Topray, Zhanghuan, N-type).
JA Solar sole module supplier of SE Asia’s largest solar plant: As per a report by PVTime.org, Vietnam’s 550 MW Luning photovoltaic project, which is Southeast Asia’s largest PV power station, has been successfully connected to the grid. The sole supplier of modules for the project was Chinese vertically integrated solar module manufacturer JA Solar. In recent years, the Vietnamese government has enthusiastically supported the development and utilization of renewable energy represented by photovoltaics, and JA Solar has actively supplied modules to the country, including a 48 MW PERC solar power plant, the Dầu Tiếng 500 MW solar power plant, the 58.5 MW Son My solar power plant, the 257 MW Phú Yên solar plant, and the 254 MW Bac 1 & 2 solar power plants.