Chinese language panel maker Jetion Photo voltaic, a unit of China Nationwide Constructing Supplies (CNBM), has began building of a 5 GW manufacturing facility to provide heterojunction (HJT) panels in Jiangyin, in China’s Jiangsu province. .

Jetion Photo voltaic is growing the ability in partnership with German module producer Avancis. The primary part of building would require an funding of CNY 1.8 billion. It needs to be accomplished by April, with business operations scheduled to start in August.

“HJT expertise is just not new, with Sanyo after which Panasonic growing and producing high-efficiency expertise for many years,” Jetion Photo voltaic CTO Ewain Guo stated in August 2021, when the venture was first introduced. “Nevertheless, it stays a high-performance and high-cost product, which limits its mass market penetration. Given the Chinese language PV trade’s historic potential to aggressively cut back prices, we will solely wait and look.

Jetion Photo voltaic presently has a manufacturing capability of two.5 GW for PV modules and a pair of GW for photo voltaic cells. Final yr, it began working a brand new 1 GW mono PERC cell fab in Tongcheng, in China’s Anhui province.

CNBM additionally operates CIGS manufacturing services in 4 completely different areas, together with one in Xuzhou, Jiangsu province. The group is the primary of many firms to introduce large-scale CIGS manufacturing in China.

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