CPS and Hanwha seek long-term solar glass supply for U.S. module production

Canadian Premium Sand Inc (CPS), a Canadian company planning to manufacture structured glass for solar module production, has signed a memorandum of understanding with Hanwha Solutions Corporation, part of South Korea’s Hanwha Group, to purchase solar glass. According to the agreement, the two companies seek to ensure a supply of the U.S. production sites of Hanwha’s PV division (Hanwha Q Cells).
Q Cells plans to increase its U.S. production capacity from the current 1.7 gigawatts to 3.1 gigawatts annually. CPS, in turn, plans a manufacturing facility in Selkirk in the eastern Canadian province of Manitoba. According to the company, Q Cells, as a customer, would utilize more than 80 percent of the capacity of the first stage of this factory. Further steps would now be taken to bring the solar glass factory »to a shovel-ready status.«

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