Heliostats are seen at a 50-megawatt solar thermal power plant in the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region. Photo: Getty Images
Heliostats are seen at a 50-megawatt solar thermal power plant in the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region. Photo: Getty Images

US ban on China’s Xinjiang solar products linked to alleged forced labour heaps pressure on supply chains

  • Newly blacklisted Hoshine Silicon Industry is Xinjiang’s biggest producer of metallurgical-grade silicon, a key raw material in solar panels
  • Joe Biden administration’s ban on silica-based products from the Chinese company is likely to touch many of the world’s biggest solar-grade polysilicon makers

Heliostats are seen at a 50-megawatt solar thermal power plant in the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region. Photo: Getty Images
Heliostats are seen at a 50-megawatt solar thermal power plant in the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region. Photo: Getty Images
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