A dried riverbed is exposed after the water level dropped in the Yangtze River in Yunyang county in southwest China’s Chongqing Municipality on August 16, 2022. Unusually high temperatures and a prolonged drought are affecting large parts of China including nearby Sichuan province. Photo: AP
A dried riverbed is exposed after the water level dropped in the Yangtze River in Yunyang county in southwest China’s Chongqing Municipality on August 16, 2022. Unusually high temperatures and a prolonged drought are affecting large parts of China including nearby Sichuan province. Photo: AP

China heatwave hits supply chain for lithium batteries and solar panels as Sichuan power cut impacts key producers

  • Leading producers including GCL-Poly Energy Holdings, Tongwei Solar, Tianqi Lithium and Yahua Lithium are complying with a government-ordered shutdown
  • The six-day stoppage will increase prices of lithium salts and polysilicon in the short term, putting pressure on downstream players, analysts say

A dried riverbed is exposed after the water level dropped in the Yangtze River in Yunyang county in southwest China’s Chongqing Municipality on August 16, 2022. Unusually high temperatures and a prolonged drought are affecting large parts of China including nearby Sichuan province. Photo: AP
A dried riverbed is exposed after the water level dropped in the Yangtze River in Yunyang county in southwest China’s Chongqing Municipality on August 16, 2022. Unusually high temperatures and a prolonged drought are affecting large parts of China including nearby Sichuan province. Photo: AP
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