PVTIME – On August 16, a groundbreaking ceremony of Yingli Energy’s PV material industry base was held in Baoding City of China. With a total investment of 2.5 billion yuan, the project is expected to be put into operation in Q1 2023.
Yingli’s new industry base is mainly engaged in the high-efficiency n-type solar cell with annual output of 5GW and other related PV materials. The project is designed to adopt the most advanced technology for the manufacture of n-type TOPCon high-efficiency solar cells with high efficiency, low cost and high performance. The production lines adopt MES intelligent manufacturing system, AGV logistics transportation system, WMS quality management system and other intelligent platforms to achieve highly automated and low-carbon manufacturing.
The project is expected to bring good social and economic value to the company and local people. After completion, the annual output value of the project is estimated to be 6.5 billion yuan, and the annual tax payment will reach 260 million yuan, while more than 1,000 jobs will be provided. What is more, 7 billion kWh of clean power will be generated by this project every year, saving 870,000 MT of standard coal and reducing carbon dioxide emissions by 7 million MT each year.
The company stated that the new project is an important step for it to increase the production capacity of TOPCon solar cell, which is viewed as the mainstream product, following its 5.2GW Smart Photovoltaic Industrial Park in Lixian County, Baoding City. The company would like to upgrade its green technology while bring economic benefits for both the company and local people, making positive contribution to fulfill the Dual Carbon goals of China.