Trina Solar begins building on huge vertically incorporated PV factory in China, eyes greater N-type manufacturing
- Trina Solar has actually started building on a vast new industrial park in the central Chinese province of Qinghai that will cover practically the whole PV manufacturing chain from polysilicon manufacturing completely to modules.
The site will produce silicon, high-purity polysilicon, monosilicon, wafers, cells and modules in addition to including auxiliary assembly line.
The Trina Solar (Xining) New energy Industrial Park project in Xining Economic and Technological Development Zone, situated in the provincial capital of Xining, consists of production lines for an annual output of 300,000 tonnes of commercial silicon, 150,000 tonnes of high-purity polysilicon, 35GW of monosilicon, 10GW of wafer slices, 10GW of cells, 10GW of modules and 15GW of auxiliaries for modules.
Trina Solar claimed it prepares to sign an Investment Cooperation Agreement with Qinghai Provincial Department of Industry and Infotech, Xining People's Government and Xining Economic and Technological Development Zone Administration Committee.
The project lies in Nanchuan Industrial Park and Ganhe Industrial Park of Xining Economic and Technological Development Zone (area undergoes the main approval of the preparation department), and will be performed in 2 phases.
Phase I involves creating the production lines and sustaining infrastructure for an annual output of 100,000 tonnes of commercial silicon, 50,000 tonnes of high-purity polysilicon, 20GW of monosilicon, 5GW of wafer slices, 5GW of cells, 5GW of modules and 7.5 GW of auxiliaries. It is scheduled to be finished by the end of 2023.
Phase II entails constructing assembly line and supporting infrastructure for an annual output of 200,000 tonnes of industrial silicon, 100,000 tonnes of high-purity polysilicon, 15GW of monosilicon, 5GW of wafer slices, 5GW of cells, 5GW of modules and 7.5 GW of auxiliaries. It is set up for conclusion by the end of 2025.
The building of the seven specific projects stated above is set to begin in 2022 and is anticipated to be completed by the end of 2025. The capacity, scale and implementation schedule of each project will be reasonably changed according to market conditions.
With the help of regional policies and industrial support advantages in Xining, Trina Solar stated the finalizing of the Investment Agreement will assist the business to more improve its competitiveness in the production of the next-generation N-type cell technology and would optimize the overall format of the upstream and downstream commercial chain.
The firm will certainly broaden new arenas on the basis of a strengthened core service, laying a strong structure for future development by taking opportunities in the PV market, it stated.
Nevertheless, the projects discussed above will certainly require more investment than Trina Solar's currently possessed and self-raised capital, and goes beyond the cash level in the account. As a result, even more funding will be required via banks, equity funding and various other procedures.
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