China-based c-Si solar cell manufacturer, Goldpoly has teamed with GCL-Poly (Suzhou) New Energy, a subsidiary of GCL-Poly Energy Holdings, to build a 300MW wafer plant in Quanzhou dedicated to Goldpoly’s requirements. According to GCL-Poly, the new plant location in the southeastern region of mainland China could be a springboard for GCL to enter the Taiwan market.
“Goldpoly focuses on technology research and development, improves cell conversion efficiency, and develops innovative technologies and new products continuously. We are committed to capitalising on our expertise in upstream manufacturing to support Goldpoly,” commented Shu Hua, the Executive Director and President of GCL-Poly. This joint venture is not only a further development of the new mode of strategic cooperation between GCL-Poly and its downstream customers, but at the same time a strategic move by GCL-Poly to the southeastern region of Mainland China. It helps GCL-Poly to extend its business coverage to Taiwan and the emerging markets in the South-East Asia, which is strategically important to GCL-Poly,” added Hua.
The addition of a dedicated wafer plant for Goldpoly, suggest the cell manufacturer is entering a new phase of expansion. Goldpoly currently has a production capacity of 200MW, along with 50MW from an on-site PV module partner company. The company has plans to expand total capacity to 1,300MW by 2013.