PVTIME - On August 1st, Suntech announced that the 1.5GW high-efficiency module expansion in the Wuxi module manufacturing facility was officially put into production.
With a total investment of 490 million RMB,
the new 1.5GW high-standard smart module manufacturing facility which
covers an area of 150,000 square meters has been set up. The newly
installed equipment will improve the production efficiency for modules.
At present, Suntech's 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. Suntech will keep upgrading the 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 the Wuxi manufacturing facility to achieve AI intelligent
inspection and IV automatic testing and other technological
At the commissioning ceremony, Mr. Jun Tang,
president of Suntech, said, "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."
Since its establishment in 2001, Suntech has experienced twenty years
of development and achieved great success in the renewable energy
industry. Suntech has been developing with good momentum these years.
Supported by the excellent brand reputation globally, the export scale
has increased year by year, and shipments have reached new highs. As of
the first quarter of this year, Suntech has a cumulative shipment of
more than 22GW of PV modules to 100 countries, the shipments ranked top
10 among all brands in the solar energy sector globally. In the second
half of the year, Suntech 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. The 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 Suntech's PV modules in global markets.