GCL System Integration Technology Co., Ltd. (GCL-SI), a photovoltaic (PV) company in China, recently announced a plan to build a 60 GW module factory in Hefei, capital of east China's Anhui Province.
According to the agreement it signed with the Government of Feidong County recently, GCL-SI will invest a total of 18 billion yuan in the project which will be built in four phases, each with a production capacity of 15 GW, from 2020 to 2023. The first phase requires a total investment of 5 billion yuan and is expected to start operation in 2020.
The new factory will focus on producing 210 mm high efficiency modules and is also capable of manufacturing 166 mm and 158.75 mm modules. Automatic and intelligent production technology will be fully applied in the factory, according to Eric Luo, Chairman of GCL-SI.
Feidong, a county of Hefei City, stated that it aims to create a PV intelligent manufacturing base which is expected to accommodate cells, backsheet, glass and other supporting supply chain companies.
Cooperation between GCL-SI and Feidong County is based on their consensus on the promising development of the semiconductor and PV industries. GCL-SI has a faith on the PV development in the context of the global energy transition, Luo has added.
At present, GCL-SI's module production capacity is 7.2 GW, with its products covering both monocrystalline and polycrystalline.
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