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.

REC Silicon’s fluidized bed reactor polysilicon plant in Moses Lake, Washington at dusk

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In view of no visible progress in the trade negotiations between the USA and China, REC Silicon has placed its fluidized bed reactor (FBR) polysilicon plant at Moses Lake in a long-term shutdown.

Hankook Silicon’s polysilicon plant in Yeosu, South Jeolla Province, South Korea

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On June 10, a court in Seoul decided to terminate the rehabilitation proceedings for Hankook Silicon after two attempts to sell the Korean polysilicon manufacturer failed.

REC Silicon’s fluidized bed reactor polysilicon plant in Moses Lake, Washington at night

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While trade negotiations between the USA and China have stalled, polysilicon manufacturer REC Silicon puts its last hope in talks between the two rivals at the G20 summit in Osaka, Japan.

Monocrystalline solar wafers from Zhonghuan Semiconductor

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China-based Zhonghuan Semiconductor, the world’s second-largest manufacturer of monocrystalline solar wafers, has confirmed earlier plans to increase its production capacity by 25 GW to 55 GW.

Polysilicon EBITDA margins of Daqo, OCI, Wacker and REC Silicon from Q1 2018 through Q1 2019

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With record-low production costs and a positive EBITDA margin of 24.6%, China-based polysilicon manufacturer Daqo New Energy defied the low polysilicon prices in the first quarter.

Fire at Wacker’s U.S. polysilicon plant in Charleston, Tennessee

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20 months after a severe hydrogen explosion at Wacker’s U.S. polysilicon plant near Charleston, Tennessee, a fire in the waste water treatment building was extinguished.

Longi’s capacity expansion plan 2018 - 2021

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China-based Longi, the world’s largest manufacturer of monocrystalline solar wafers, will more than double its capacity from 28 GW at the end of 2018 to 65 GW by the end of 2021.

Jiangsu Zhongneng’s polysilicon plant in Xuzhou, Jiangsu

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Leading China-based polysilicon manufacturer GCL-Poly wants to replace its existing plant in Jiangsu province by a new 60,000-ton base in Leshan in the western province of Sichuan.

REC Silicon’s fluidized bed reactor polysilicon plant in Moses Lake, Washington at dusk

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U.S.-based polysilicon manufacturer REC Silicon has raised $20 million through a private placement to contain liquidity until the U.S. strike a deal in the trade talks with China.

Shares of global polysilicon production capacity

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U.S.-based REC Silicon is edging closer to shutting down its polysilicon plant in Moses Lake, Washington. The factory is currently running at 25% of its capacity.