News on GCL-Poly

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

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

Shift to diamond wire saws drives down polysilicon consumption

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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)

Bankrupt Solland Silicon (formerly MEMC Merano) up for auction

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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.

Equipment provider Virasa re-emerges as Savi Research

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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

Hemlock customer SolarWorld Industries Sachsen also insolvent

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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

SolarWorld files for insolvency proceedings

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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

PV Tech predicts major shift to monocrystalline cells in 2018

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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

China extends duties on polysilicon from EU, except for Wacker

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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.

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Polysilicon spot price stops falling

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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)

Interview with Gøran Bye on fluidized bed reactor technology

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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.

Logo of SMP (Samsung MEMC Polysilicon Limited Partnership)

GCL-Poly excludes SMP from acquisition of SunEdison assets

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GCL-Poly Energy Holdings has closed the acquisition of SunEdison’s Solar Materials Business, but has excluded SunEdison’s stake in the insolvent South Korean polysilicon company SMP from the deal.