Taiwan-based Sino-American Silicon Products (SAS) has announced that it will expand its annual production capacity of crystalline silicon wafer capacity by an equivalent of 80MWp to 360MWp in total, according to DigiTimes.
Industry sources in Taiwan say that additional capacity will be set up at a newly completed factory in northern Taiwan beginning the end of July 2009.
SAS originally planned to add 100MWp at the new factory, but delayed installation of equipment when the factory structure was completed at the end of March 2009. This delay was mainly due to weakened demand in the global PV market.
The company has also decided to carry out capacity expansion, but at a smaller scale, as the global market has shown some signs of a return to normal since June 2009.