Construction of a high-purity crystalline silicon production project worth 4 billion yuan (604 million U.S. dollars) has started in southwest China's Yunnan Province.
The project under Yunnan Tongwei High-Purity Crystalline Silicon Co., Ltd. is located in an industrial and trade park of Baoshan City.
Covering more than 46 hectares in the first stage, the plant will be operational in 2021 with an annual production capacity of 40,000 tonnes.
High-purity crystalline silicon is mainly used for manufacturing photovoltaic cells and semiconductors. Yunnan's rich hydropower resources are important for high-purity crystalline silicon production.
Liu Hanyuan, chairman of the company, said the project will help transform Yunnan's hydropower resources into advantages for developing green industry. Enditem