Longi commissions 5 GW module production

Chinese solar group Longi Green Energy Technology Co. Ltd. (Longi Solar) has announced the official commissioning of its monocrystalline solar module production facility in Chuzhou, Anhui Province, China. Construction of the factory, which has an annual capacity of 5 GW and an investment volume of $328 million, began in May 2018. The first module was produced in January of this year, and the first section of the factory, with an annual capacity of 2.5 GW, is already »in full swing«, according to Longi. Phase 2 is expected to reach full production capacity »soon«.
The factory will mainly produce modules with highly efficient solar cells, such as the »Hi-MO3« module with bifacial monocrystalline PERC half cells. Longi currently produces monocrystalline cells and modules exclusively with PERC technology in mono- and bifacial versions. According to Longi Solar’s president Li Wenxue, »in 2019, our company identified a gap between fast-growing global orders and our high-efficiency cell and module capacities«. Longi Solar had already announced in February 2018 that it would increase its capacity for monocrystalline ingots and wafers to 45 GW by 2020; the company will »move ahead« this expansion plan and »adapt cell and module capacities to market demand«.

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