On Aug.18th, 2020, Suntech announced that the 3.5 GW high-efficiency module expansion project in the Changzhou module manufacturing facility was officially put into production.
With a total investment of 700 million RMB, the new 3.5 GW high-standard smart module manufacturing facility features several high standard new type smart module production workshops. With brand-new automatic high efficiency module production equipment introduced, the module production efficiency was greatly increased. Just like the expansion in Wuxi, the production lines at Changzhou are compatible with multi-busbar cells of various formats from 166mm to 182mm, fitting 78-cell solar modules, as well as the upgrade space for 210mm large format cells. The new production lines cover all the mainstream product technology available on the current market and can produce over 450W high power and high performance modules in batches.
At Suntech (Changzhou) Module production factory, with a warehouse of up to 45300 m² built and inbound, storage and shipment integrated, it is equipped with well-established hardware facilities that enable containers and platform trailers to perform shipment in 24 hours successively. The production line will be upgraded with AI intelligent inspection and IV automatic testing in the years to come, and in this way, stringent quality control can be assured.
Since 2001, Suntech has made fruitful achievements in the new energy field during its 20 years’ growth. In recent years, Suntech has enjoyed prospective growth and seen increasing shipment successively. Based on its well-established brand influence abroad, the Suntech brand exhibits appealing bankability value. According to the Bankability 2020 report released by BNEF, Suntech is at the 7th place among the Top 15 PV module brands used in term-loan financed projects in the world, boasting of excellent shipment data, excellent financial standing and brand reputation.
Thanks to the local government’s great support for Suntech, yet another big production and operation project got completed, Mr. Tang Jun, president of Suntech, said. We at Suntech always put brand management and product quality first. Over the course of stable production expansion, we have not only taken the cutting-edge of production equipment and product diversity into account, but also stick to quality control and implementation of standards in the entire production and management process. Just like this, the quality of every piece of Suntech module is guaranteed. Every production base initiated at Suntech group is built based on firm and solid decisions, Mr. Tang Jun added. The 3.5 GW module production base at Changzhou will provide more favorable support for Suntech’s brand management in production capacity, and it will make a great contribution to Suntech’s output value and brand position as a whole.