Samsung SDI to start operation of PV paste plant in Wuxi, China in June

Samsung SDI to start operation of PV paste plant in Wuxi, China in June

Samsung SDI Solar

Samsung SDI has announced that it will start operating a photovoltaic paste production line in June in its Wuxi Plant located in Jiangsu Province, China.

Last year in September installation of a polarized film production line and a paste production line parallel started in Samsung SDI’s Wuxi Plant. The paste production line was recently completed, and thus will be put into operation first. Samsung SDI has set out a plant to start the operation in a scale of 40 tons a month and to increase the production scale up to 100 tons a month in the future.

Having established a system to respond immediately to the demands in China where more than 70% of global photovoltaic modular makers are located, it is forecasted that Samsung SDI’s marketing in China will further be accelerated. Additionally, Samsung SDI will expand its target markets to the Southeast Asian countries like Thailand, Malaysia and India.

The company also introduced its new photovoltaic paste, “8800 Series” at the SNEC PV Power EXPO 2016.

The 8800 Series delivers improved sunlight-to-electricity conversion efficiency said the company in a statement.The conversion efficiency of solar cells developed so far is around 18 – 20% and the industry is strengthening technological development to improve the efficiency as much as possible.

Vice President Song Chang Lyong of Samsung SDI Electronic Materials Business Division said, “We have improved market responsiveness by starting Wuxi Plant operation and releasing new products that are applied to high-efficiency solar cells.” He added, “With this, we will advance to a true leader in the global photovoltaic market.”

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