Suntech Kicks-off Module Production at its New 1.5 GW Facility in China

Solar panel maker Suntech has commenced the production at its new 1.5 GW high-efficiency module manufacturing facility in Wuxi, China. This new facility, which covers an area of 150,000 square meters, has been set up by the company with an aggregate investment of 490 million RMB.

August 04, 2020. By Manu Tayal

Solar panel maker Suntech has commenced the production at its new 1.5 GW high-efficiency module manufacturing facility in Wuxi, China.

This new facility, which covers an area of 150,000 square meters, has been set up by the company with an aggregate investment of 490 million RMB. The newly installed equipment will improve the production efficiency for modules, the company said in a statement.

It further claimed that, currently, the new production line has covered all mainstream technologies for products in the market.

It is compatible with multi-busbar cells of various formats from 166mm to 182mm, fitting 78-cell solar modules, as well as the upgrade space for 210mm large format cells.

Commenting on the commissioning, Jun Tang, president of Suntech, said that, “as a long-established PV company, it is time for Suntech to upgrade to advanced production capacity. The expansion of the Wuxi manufacturing facility is the first step in our steady growth strategy, which will be added 8.5GW of advanced capacity to our four factories this year. We are not just striving to be big, but to be strong. The strong is reflected in how to provide customers with reliable products. We are expanding at a steady pace and following our goals for brand strategy.”

The company added that it will keep upgrading its Wuxi manufacturing facility with intelligent technology later this year, and is committed to creating a national pilot demonstration project of intelligent manufacturing and a national project of intelligent manufacturing with comprehensive standardization and application of new modes, which will enable its facility to achieve AI intelligent inspection and IV automatic testing and other technological improvements.

As on Q1 2020, the company has a cumulative shipment of over 22 GW of PV modules to 100 countries, the shipments ranked top 10 among all brands in the solar energy sector globally.

In H2 2020, the company said that it will continue to integrate the resources of the group. Based on current production capacity, new manufacturing facilities will be set up in Changzhou, Zhenjiang, Yangzhou and others.

Meanwhile, Suntech believes that realization of higher target production capacity will further satisfy the global PV market’s demand for high-quality, high-reliability PV modules, thus enhancing the competitiveness of it’s PV modules in the global markets.

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