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2022-08-11
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International giants have accelerated the global layout of polysilicon

since 2010, the global photovoltaic industry has a strong recovery momentum, which drives the huge demand for upstream raw material polysilicon. Due to the tight market supply, the spot price of polysilicon in the world has been rising all the way. At the beginning of May, it was still hovering at $50/kg, and has stabilized at $100/kg in October. The industry even predicted that polysilicon would rise to $120 ~ 150/kg in 2011, repeating the madness of 2007. The serious shortage of supply in the global polysilicon market has led international giants to launch production expansion plans to accelerate the global layout

in mid December, OCI, a Korean Chemical Company, and wacker chemical group, a German chemical group, announced their production expansion plans almost at the same time. The two companies will invest US $1.6 billion and US $1.5 billion respectively to increase the polysilicon production capacity for solar cell production. The total additional annual production capacity of the two companies will reach 42000 tons, which will help meet market demand. These two pieces of news that people began to seek high-quality and personalized home appliance products to expand production have slightly relaxed the nervous tension of the solar photovoltaic industry

Korean OCI company plans to invest US $1.6 billion to build a plant with an annual capacity of 20000 tons in Qunshan City, chonbeido, South Korea, which is expected to be completed and put into operation in October 2012. At the same time, OCI also plans to transform an existing polysilicon plant to increase its output by 7000 tons. According to OCI's strategic goal, by the end of 2012, the company's total annual polysilicon production capacity will reach 62000 tons, thus becoming the world's largest polysilicon supplier

according to the investment plan just announced by Wacker chemical group, the company will build a polysilicon plant with an annual capacity of 15000 tons in Cleveland, Tennessee. It is expected to be completed and put into operation in 2013, which will create 650 jobs at that time. It is reported that according to the U.S. recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, the project is considered to be able to promote the development of clean energy related manufacturing industry. Wacker chemical group received a $128.5 million tax credit for the plant from the U.S. government in January this year

since this year, Wacker Chemical Group has taken many actions to ensure the production of polysilicon. In June this year, the company successfully acquired the metal grade silicon production base of Norwegian fesil group near Trondheim with 65million euros, so as to ensure the reliability of its long-term supply of metal silicon raw materials. In April, the company's capacity expansion unit in berghausen, Germany, was officially put into operation, making its annual polysilicon production capacity more than 25000 tons. Coupled with its 10000 ton annual polysilicon unit under construction in Germany's nonglitz production base, wacker's annual polysilicon production capacity in Germany exceeded 35000 tons. In this way, the total annual polysilicon production capacity of Wacker Chemical Group will reach 50000 tons by 2013

earlier, Japan's tokiyama chemical company also announced that it was preparing to build a 6000 ton polysilicon plant in Malaysia's s highly decomposable amalaju heavy industrial park. The plant will officially start construction in early 2011 and is expected to be put into operation in the spring of 2013

the past three years have been ups and downs for polysilicon and solar module manufacturers. Jen Dan, a researcher of lux research institute engaged in emerging science and technology consulting, but with regard to bolt torque testing machines, sennextein explained that although the solar subsidy policies of European countries in 2008 promoted the rapid growth of demand, the supply of polysilicon could not keep up, because the construction of such devices required a long preparation time. The overcapacity in 2009 caused the prices of polysilicon and solar cell modules to plummet. In order to continuously monitor the flow of each group of components, this year, the increase of German solar installed capacity has made a great contribution to doubling global demand

lux Research Institute predicts that the price of polysilicon will continue to be strong next year, the market growth will be more moderate, and relevant manufacturers will benefit from the rise in polysilicon prices

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