SunEdison has partnered with Chinese state-owned enterprise, Jinneng Group to build a 1.5GW integrated N-type monocrystalline heterojunction production facility in Shanxi Jinzhong Industrial Park, Shanxi, China.
Struggling renewables firm SunEdison has partnered with Chinese state-owned enterprise, Jinneng Group to build a 1.5GW integrated n-type monocrystalline heterojunction production facility in Shanxi Jinzhong Industrial Park, Shanxi, China.
A solar manufacturing subsidiary of Jinneng Group, Jinergy Clean Energy Technology Co., Ltd., announced the ground breaking ceremony for the new production facility, citing SunEdison as its key strategic partner in the project.
Jinergy was established at the end of 2013 and broke ground on its first facility in March, 2014 with a claimed 500MW of n-type monocrystalline solar cell nameplate capacity and 600MW of PV module assembly capacity and average cell efficiencies of 18.7%. The company has also recently claimed to have achieved a monocrystalline PERC (Passivated Emitter Rear Cell) efficiency of 21.3% in R&D.
Applied Materials supplied double printing fine line (FLDP) metallisation tools to the company.
The company would ultimately become the largest single producer of heterojunction solar cells and modules. No financial details of the partnership were disclosed.
Jinneng Group is involved in PV power plant projects in China.
SunEdison recently announced it was making drastic changes to its upstream manufacturing operations by closing down one of its polysilicon plants and selling its wafer operations in Malaysia to Longi Silicon Materials.
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