This photo taken on October 23, 2021 shows a farmer in a field near solar panels on a hillside at Huangjiao village in Baoding, China’s northern Hebei province.  Photo: AFP
This photo taken on October 23, 2021 shows a farmer in a field near solar panels on a hillside at Huangjiao village in Baoding, China’s northern Hebei province. Photo: AFP

China’s solar panel giants ramp up polysilicon capacity to fix supply chain shortages

  • After years of falling prices, the cost of the raw material skyrocketed last year as a jump in demand overwhelmed existing manufacturing capacity
  • China’s top producers have opened new plants with combined capacity of 160,000 tons a year, adding to the current global capacity of about 620,000 tons

Topic |   China manufacturing
This photo taken on October 23, 2021 shows a farmer in a field near solar panels on a hillside at Huangjiao village in Baoding, China’s northern Hebei province.  Photo: AFP
This photo taken on October 23, 2021 shows a farmer in a field near solar panels on a hillside at Huangjiao village in Baoding, China’s northern Hebei province. Photo: AFP
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