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.

Factory entrance of Wuxi Shangji Automation and polysilicon sales contract s of Daqo New Energy

Daqo inks polysilicon sales contract with mono wafer newcomer

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Daqo New Energy, one of the Big Five in China’s polysilicon industry, has signed a supply contract with Wuxi Shangji Automation, an ambitious newcomer in the production of monocrystalline solar wafers.

Groundbreaking for Asia Silicon’s polysilicon plant expansion in Xining, the capital of Qinghai province, China

Asia Silicon to expand its polysilicon capacity by 30,000 tons

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Asia Silicon, China’s sixth-largest polysilicon manufacturer, will increase its production capacity to 50,000 metric tons by 2022 and has closed a five-year supply contract with wafer maker Longi.

Polysilicon plant of Tongwei’s subsidiary Sichuan Yongxiang Polysilicon in Leshan, Sichuan province, China

Flood stops Tongwei – Daqo and GCL heading back to normal

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While the polysilicon plant of Tongwei’s subsidiary Sichuan Yongxiang Polysilicon was temporarily shut down due to a flood alert, Daqo New Energy and GCL-Poly are aiming to resume production after accidents.

Distillation columns of GCL-Poly’s polysilicon plant in Xinjiang

After the explosion at GCL: Why a safety program is necessary

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Chlorosilanes expert Alan Crawford argues for concerted action after four similar incidents have occurred at the Chinese polysilicon plants of Daqo, GCL-Poly, East Hope and Tongwei.

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

New incident at Wacker’s U.S. polysilicon plant: workers injured

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The series of incidents at Wacker’s U.S. polysilicon plant in Charleston, Tennessee does not stop: Four contract workers suffered chemical burns when they performed maintenance work on July 24.

Wacker’s integrated chemical factory in Burghausen, Bavaria

Covid-19 impact hits polysilicon manufacturers Wacker and OCI

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Strongly reduced demand for solar-grade polysilicon due to the Covid-19 pandemic and lower prices have left their mark in the financial figures of Wacker and OCI for the second quarter.

GCL-Poly’s polysilicon plant in Xinjiang

Lessons from the polysilicon plant accidents at Daqo and GCL

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Within just three weeks, two Chinese polysilicon manufacturers have experienced accidents at their factories. The Chinese polysilicon industry should learn its lesson from the fire at Daqo and the explosions at GCL.

Hemlock Semiconductor’s polysilicon plant in Hemlock, Michigan (USA)

More job cuts at U.S. polysilicon maker Hemlock Semiconductor

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U.S.-based polysilicon manufacturer Hemlock Semiconductor Corporation will lay off 50 employees, the company announced internally on June 18.

Daqo New Energy’s polysilicon plant in Shihezi, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, China

Daqo subsidiary prepares for listing on Shanghai Stock Exchange

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Daqo New Energy (NYSE: DQ) is planning to float its China-based polysilicon subsidiary on the Science and Technology Innovation Board of the Shanghai Stock Exchange “within the next two years.”

Construction site of Ferrosolar’s 1,400-ton plant for upgraded metallurgical-grade (UMG) silicon in Puertollano, Ciudad Real province, Castile-La Mancha autonomous region, Spain

Aurinka is aiming for UMG silicon, not wafer production in Spain

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In a joint venture with Ferroglobe, Spanish Arinka PV Group intends to start production of upgraded metallurgical-grade (UMG) silicon in Puertollano – not of wafers, as pv magazine has reported.