‘Solar Module Super League’ (SMSL) member, JA Solar has licensed a number of patents from Shin-Etsu Chemical on doping Ga in silicon crystals and using the Ga-doped p-type crystalline silicon wafers for making solar cells to mitigate the impact of Light Induced Degradation (LID).
Leading ‘Solar Module Super League’ (SMSL) member, JinkoSolar has sourced a further two-year supply of high-purity polysilicon from Daqo New Energy to meet its material requirements under current in-house mono-wafer capacity expansions.
China-based polysilicon producer Daqo New Energy Corp has been impacted by weaker than expected financial results for the second quarter of 2019, due to the lack of demand in China and record low polysilicon prices.
Major China-based polysilicon producer, Xinte Energy has signalled a significant decline in expected profits for the first half of 2019, due to polysilicon ASPs declining 43% from the prior year period.
China-based polysilicon producer Daqo New Energy is upgrading CVD chambers and debottlenecking to enable mono-grade polysilicon production to account for approximately 80% of capacity, due to strong demand and higher ASPs, compared multi-grade polysilicon.
Major polysilicon producer Wacker Chemie has continued to be impacted by record low polysilicon prices, due to overcapacity and weak demand caused by China’s ‘531 New Deal’ and lack of new support policies in China since June, 2018.
Major China-based polysilicon producer and PV project developer, Xinte Energy Co has issued a profit warning for the first quarter of 2019, due to further polysilicon price declines. Xinte is a subsidiary of TBEA Co.
Leading polysilicon and multicrystalline solar wafer producer, GCL-Poly Energy Holdings has reported a loss of RMB 1,011.4 million (US$150.7 million) for its ‘Solar Material Business’ unit in 2018, citing the demand impact from the China 531 New Deal that led to overcapacity and rapidly falling selling prices.
Wacker Chemie has reported a 27% decrease in revenue for its polysilicon division, due to a marked decline in demand from China and a fall in average selling prices (ASPS). Weak pricing is expected to continue in 2019, lowering profitability further.
China-based polysilicon producer Daqo New Energy Corp said that its polysilicon production costs in the fourth quarter of 2018 had declined to a record US$7.94/kg. The company is targeting to reach US$6.80 per kilogram in 2020, once the capacity expansion to 70,000MT per annum has been completed.