News on production capacity

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

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

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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.

Tongwei’s annual polysilicon production capacities from 2016 through 2021

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China-based polysilicon and solar cell manufacturer Tongwei will increase its production capacity from 80,000 to 155,000 tons by late 2021, thus becoming the world market leader.

Polysilicon EBITDA margins of Daqo, OCI, Wacker and REC Silicon from Q4 2018 through Q4 2019

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After doubling its production capacity, China-based polysilicon manufacturer Daqo has reached record-low manufacturing costs (including depreciation) of $6.38/kg and cash production costs of $5.47/kg.

Chemical factory of Hanwha Solutions/Chemical Corporation in Yeosu, South Jeolla province, South Korea

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Following fellow manufacturer OCI, Hanwha Solutions/Chemical Corporation has also decided to abandon its solar-grade polysilicon business in South Korea.

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

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As the Phase 1 trade agreement between the USA and China comes into force on February 15, U.S.-based polysilicon manufacturer REC Silicon intends to restart its plant in Moses Lake.

Polysilicon EBITDA and Operating Margins of OCI and Wacker from Q1 2018 through Q4 2019

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The Korean polysilicon manufacturer OCI abandons a market volume of 50,000 tons despite a competitive electricity rate for its plant in Malaysia. Johannes Bernreuter, Head of Bernreuter Research, comments on the decision.

Shares of top three players, Longi, Zhonghuan Semiconductor and JinkoSolar, in global mono wafer capacity in 2019; shares of monocrystalline and multicrystalline modules in JinkoSolar’s shipments in 2018, 2019 and 2020

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Marking the rapid demise of multicrystalline technology, the world’s largest module supplier, JinkoSolar, expects monocrystalline modules to make up nearly 100% of its shipments in 2020.

Polysilicon sales contracts of Daqo

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Daqo, China’s third-largest polysilicon manufacturer has signed a new two-year sales contract with JinkoSolar, the world’s largest solar module supplier, for the delivery of up to 36,000 tons of polysilicon in 2020 and 2021.

Monocrystalline solar wafers from Longi Green Energy Technology

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Longi, the leading manufacturer of monocrystalline solar wafers, will accelerate the expansion of its production capacity, thus reaching its target of 65 GW already by the end of 2020, one year ahead of schedule.

Longi’s polysilicon supply contract with Daqo

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Daqo, China’s third-largest polysilicon maker, has signed a new contract with leading monocrystalline wafer producer Longi for the supply of 112,800 tons of polysilicon from 2020 through 2020.