Suntech to Announce 500 MW PV Cell and Module Capacity in Indonesia, to enhance US market coverage
Recently Suntech announced its operation of the 500MW high-efficiency integrated PV cell and module manufacturing project in Indonesia, meeting the requirements from American and Indonesian markets. The Solar Module from Indonesian Factory is Now Available for customers in US.
As the first foreign enterprise with local plant construction qualification in Indonesia，Suntech’s local plant capacity is 500MW of cells and 500 MW of modules. The production lines are compatible with multi-busbar modules sized from 158mm to 166mm, and be available for 182mm. New production lines are supported with all mainstream product technologies such as mono PERC half-cell bifacial modules and 78 large-sized modules. High power and high performance module products over 450W are mass-produced. The production capacity for this plant will be expanded in steps, estimated up to 1 GW by the end of 2020.
Suntech Indonesian plant, located on Batam Island, is only 30 nautical miles away from Singapore. With geographical advantages, its logistics cost is equal to that in other Southeast countries. This plant also follows Suntech stringent QC system regulations. Despite the circumstances where the cost competition becomes increasingly severe, Suntech insists on using reliable materials and advanced manufacturing processes to build high quality solar power modules. The products will also be supplied to the American market, boosting Suntech continuous exploration of the American market.
“Suntech shipped 3GW modules to US market in the last 10 years. As manufacturing limitation in Southeast Asian countries, we didn’t fulfill our US customers’ strong demand .”Said Vincent Cao, vice president of Suntech, “With new capacity from Indonesian factory, we will continue support US market and boost our sales in US.”
In recent months, Suntech has achieved the total module capacity of 9.5GW with its expansion of Wuxi and Changzhou in China. The operation of the Indonesian plant has made the capacity a breakthrough of 10GW. In the future, Suntech will improve the industrial chain cooperation and integrate advantage in management, technology, capital, channels and brands.
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