The past few weeks has seen some of the most dramatic knee-jerk, naïve and misinformed PV market reporting seen in recent times, with the headlines often resembling nothing more than tabloid sensationalism.
Leading polysilicon and solar wafer producer GCL-Poly Energy Holdings said it was in talks with major China state-owned industrial conglomerate, Shanghai Electric to sell a major shareholding in its main polysilicon production subsidiary, Jiangsu Zhongneng Polysilicon for around US$2 billion.
China-based integrated polysilicon and merchant PV manufacturer Tongwei Group has signed a major 55,000MT polysilicon supply deal with leading integrated high-efficiency monocrystalline module manufacturer and ‘Silicon Module Super League’ (SMSL) member LONGi Green Energy Technology.
China-based polysilicon producer Daqo New Energy produced mixed first quarter 2018 results as polysilicon production and shipments hit a new quarterly high, while multicrystalline wafer sales and shipments declined significantly.
China-based polysilicon producer Daqo New Energy is accelerating the pace of its Phase 3B capacity expansion project as well as starting Phase 4A that will increase annual polysilicon capacity by 35,000MT.
Kyocera Corporation a multinational electronics and related components manufacturer has made a significant US$459 million impairment charge on long-term polysilicon supply contracts, as well as downsizing its solar operations in the US, which were the primary reason for its Life & Environment Group (solar PV included) reporting a large operating loss in fiscal 2018.
Struggling major China-based PV manufacturer Yingli Green Energy is being forced into arbitration at the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) by a major polysilicon producer over a long-term ‘take or pay’ supply contract with damages claimed to be US$897.5 million.
Leading fully-integrated high-efficiency monocrystalline module manufacturer and ‘Silicon Module Super League’ (SMSL) member LONGi Green Energy Technology has secured an ultra-high-quality polysilicon supply agreement with China-based polysilicon producer Daqo New Energy Corp.
Leading polysilicon and solar wafer producer GCL-Poly Energy Holdings has reported a significant increase in nameplate wafer capacity in 2017, going from 18.5GW in 2016 to 30GW at the end of 2017, a 62.2% rise.
Specialist solar PV equipment supplier centrotherm International’s woes have multiplied in the second-half of 2017 as the company plans to liquidate a segment of its polysilicon equipment and engineering subsidiary, SiTec GmbH and deconsolidate the entire subsidiary.
Consumption of polysilicon used by the solar industry will decline to below 4g/W during 2018, hitting 3.92g/W at the end of Q4’18, according to a new value-chain model developed by the in-house market research team at PV Tech.
Leading integrated high-efficiency monocrystalline module manufacturer and ‘Silicon Module Super League’ (SMSL) member LONGi Green Energy Technology has signed a three year deal to purchase polysilicon from Korean-headquartered polysilicon producer OCI Co worth around US$1.02 billion.
China-based polysilicon producer Daqo New Energy has announced that its long-term CEO, Dr. Gongda Yao is stepping down from all executive positions and would leave the company at the end of March, 2018.