DAS Solar’s 5GW High-Efficiency Photovoltaic Module Production Base Starts Construction in Shuozhou City
On July 7, the groundbreaking ceremony for DAS Solar’s 5GW Pingshuo photovoltaic module production base was held inside the State Power Investment Shanxi New Energy Base Industry Base in Shuozhou City. The 5GW Pingshuo high-efficiency photovoltaic module production base project will be jointly constructed by DAS Solar (Quzhou) Co., Ltd., China Coal Pingshuo Development Group, Shuozhou Huashuo New Energy Technology Co., Ltd. and others. The project will be equipped with a production line comprised of the most advanced domestically advanced automatic, intelligent, flexible technologies. The investment total of the project is about 1 billion yuan and construction of the project will be carried out in two phases. Phase one will bring online 2GW of production capacity line by the end of the year. The annual output value of Phase one is expected to be 3.5 billion yuan.
Jinko Power announces 1.5 GW solar project
Shanghai-listed Jinko Power says it has signed a deal to develop a 2 GW hybrid renewables project featuring 1.5 GW of solar generation capacity in Feidong county, Hefei city. The RMB12 billion (US$1.86 billion) development, which will include 500 MW of wind capacity will be developed in phases “according to … policies and business indicators,” said the power investment arm of solar manufacturer Jinko.
China Energy Engineering takes part in EPC deal for big renewables hybrid
China Energy Engineering yesterday announced it and three unnamed companies have signed an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract with fellow state-owned entity Three Gorges New Energy Siziwangqi Co Ltd, to develop a hybrid renewable demonstration project. The Three Gorges Ulanqab New Generation Grid-friendly Green Power Station Demonstration project will feature 75 MW of solar capacity in its first phase, alongside 425 MW of wind capacity and “140 MW/2 hours energy storage,” China Energy said in an update to the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Phase two will feature 125 MW of solar, 625 MW wind and “220 MW/2 hours” storage and phase three, 100 MW of photovoltaics, 650 MW of wind and “190 MW/2” hours’ storage. No timeline was given for the project, at Ulanqab City, Inner Mongolia, with China Energy stating the entire EPC contract would be worth RMB10 billion.
Qingdao Gaoce to establish a 10GW monocrystalline wafer slicing project
On July 5, wire cutting equipment manufacturer Qingdao Gaoce Technology announced that it has signed an investment agreement with the Management Committee of Jiangsu Jianhu High-tech Industrial Development Zone. According to the announcement, the company intends to invest in the construction of a 10GW monocrystalline wafer slicing project in the zone. The total investment of the project is about 700 million yuan (the specific amount is subject to the amount approved by the company’s internal authority).
Tongwei doubles polysilicon pipeline capacity with 200,000MT facility plans
Chinese polysilicon supplier Tongwei Solar has signed an agreement with Leshan City, Sichuan Province to establish a 200,000 metric tonne (MT) polysilicon manufacturing plant. The facility is expected to be split into two 100,000MT phases, with the first being completed by the end of 2022, with a total investment of RMB14 billion (US$2.17 billion) in the project. Currently, the company has a production capacity of 80,000MT of crystalline silicon production, with a 150,000MT pipeline. Factoring in the latest announcement, Tongwei’s production could jump to 430,000MT upon completion of the Leshan project.