GCL-SI to begin manufacturing initially stage of 60GW module manufacturing facility in September
- The very first phase of GCL System Integration Technology's (GCL-SI) 60GW module manufacturing facility in Hefei, in China's Anhui Province, is on track to begin manufacturing this September.
The 'Solar Module Super League' participant last year disclosed plans for the megacomplex, which will certainly be concentrated on producing 210mm modules and also is also capable of making 182mm modules to meet market demand.
Including a total invest of US$ 2.5 billion, the manufacturing facility is being built over four stages in between 2020 as well as 2023, with GCL-SI lately introducing a US$ 122 million financial investment into Hefei GCL Integrated New Energy Technology Co to speed up building and construction.
The megacomplex will certainly include wafer, cell, module and all element making such as junction box, backsheets, glass, EVA and aluminium frameworks.
GCL-SI is additionally stated to be making "steady progress" with a 2.5 GW 'shingled' (cell) module assembly plant, which was originally intended to be built in Funing, Hebei Province, yet is currently being integrated right into the Hefei hub.
Somewhere else, the company is also building a 10GW solar cell manufacturing base in Leshan, Sichuan Province, with the initial, 5GW stage anticipated to be completed by the end of 2021. The production facility will generally produce cells such as PERC, TOPCon and also heterojunction, with the base likewise including a research and development centre for heterojunction and also perovskite-based laminate cells.
While there has been a recent surge in logistics costs as well as resources prices, GCL-SI CEO Thomas Zhang claimed demand for the business's products is still expanding in Europe and the United States.