Polysilicon News

News on suppliers, market trends and technology innovations in polysilicon and wafer production is selected, assessed and written for you by Bernreuter Research.

Polysilicon sales contracts of Tongwei

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Chinese Tongwei Group will deliver 70,000 tons of polysilicon to the second-largest manufacturer of monocrystalline wafers, Zhonghuan Semiconductor, from 2018 through 2021.

Polysilicon supply contracts of Longi

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Leading monocrystalline solar wafer manufacturer Longi has signed a contract with Chinese Tongwei Group for the delivery of 55,000 metric tons of polysilicon between May 2018 and December 2020.

Representatives of China-based GCL Group and Egypt’s National Organization for Military Production sign a Memorandum of Understanding

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Egypt’s National Organization for Military Production and China-based GCL Group have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to build a 5 GW solar panel factory for $2 billion in Egypt.

Reopening ceremony for Wacker’s U.S. polysilicon plant in Charleston, Tennessee with Dr. Tobias Brandis, Dr. Rudolf Staudigl, Mary Beth Hudson, Dr. Peter-Alexander Wacker, and David Wilhoit (from left)

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After investigating the cause of the hydrogen explosion that occurred on September 7, 2017 and repairing the damaged equipment and building, Wacker has restarted production at its U.S. polysilicon plant near Charleston.

Daqo New Energy’s polysilicon plant in Shihezi, Xinjiang

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Daqo New Energy, the third-largest polysilicon manufacturer in China, has announced it will increase its production capacity by 35,000 metric tons, thus reaching a total capacity of at least 70,000 tons in early 2020.

Headquarters of Yingli Green Energy (Yingli Solar) in Baoding, Hebei province

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Cash-strapped Chinese integrated solar module producer Yingli Green Energy has announced that one of its polysilicon suppliers has filed a request for arbitration of a US$897.5 million claim against the company.

OCI’s expansion plan for polysilicon production capacity

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Korean polysilicon producer OCI will revamp the dormant PS-1 plant of its Malaysian subsidiary by the end of 2018, thus expanding its annual production capacity by 10,000 metric tons.

Diamond wire saw with monocrystalline silicon ingot

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pv magazine has published a background report on the surge of monocrystalline technology, driven by the two leading Chinese mono wafer manufacturers Longi and Zhonghuan Semiconductor.

Hall with Siemens reactors for chemical vapor deposition (CVD) of silicon at Daqo’s polysilicon plant in Shihezi, Xinjiang

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After closing a supply contract with South Korean polysilicon maker OCI in early February, leading monocrystalline wafer manufacturer Longi has signed a contract with Chinese producer Daqo.

Factory of Solarworld in Arnstadt, Thuringia

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Only seven and a half months after emerging from insolvency proceedings in August 2017, German PV module producer Solarworld Industries GmbH has filed for insolvency again.