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.

Logo of Sunpower Group

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Chinese suppliers of polysilicon production equipment, such as Sunpower Group and Duble, are winning big contracts for new domestic polysilicon projects from GCL-Poly and others.

GCL-Poly’s wafer factory in Xuzhou, Jiangsu province, China

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GCL-Poly Energy Holdings, the world’s largest maker of multicrystalline wafers, has completed its switch from slurry-based to diamond wire saws, according to Digitimes.

Court building of the Tribunale di Bolzano (Italy)

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The Court of Bolzano (Italy) has announced that it intends to sell the property of bankrupt Solland Silicon Srl in a single batch at an auction in Bolzano on May 25, 2017.

Homepage of Savi Research, Inc.

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Virasa Technologies, Inc., an unsuccessful provider of monosilane-based polysilicon production technology, seems to have re-emerged as Savi Research, Inc.

Workers at SolarWorld Industries Sachsen handling silicon bricks

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SolarWorld Industries Sachsen GmbH (formerly Deutsche Solar GmbH), a wholly owned subsidiary of SolarWorld AG and customer of polysilicon manufacturer Hemlock Semiconductor, has filed for insolvency proceedings.

Factory of SolarWorld in Arnstadt, Thuringia

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German integrated solar module producer SolarWorld AG has announced that it will file for insolvency proceedings, due to over-indebtedness.

Monocrystalline silicon ingot

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Solar Intelligence, the market research arm of PV-Tech, forecasts that monocrystalline solar cells will jump to a market share of 49% in crystalline solar cell production in 2018.

Ministry of Commerce (Mofcom) of China, press conference on February 9, 2017

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The Chinese Ministry of Commerce has extended the anti-dumping and anti-subsidy duties on imports of solar-grade polysilicon from the European Union by 18 months. However, Wacker Chemie remains exempted from the duties.

polysilicon chunks

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After a rapid decline by more than 20% within two months, the international polysilicon spot price average has hit bottom for the time being.

Polysilicon granules from fluidized bed reactor (FBR)

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Taiyang News has interviewed Gøran Bye, the former CEO of REC Silicon and LDK Silicon, on the prospects and challenges of fluidized bed reactor (FBR) technology.