Heterojunction is still widely regarded by many companies within the sector today as the natural successor to p-mono PERC, with strong investments seen across Asia and within China, not to mention the early movements from previous a-Si proponents Hevel and ENEL. New capacity continues to be ramped, with REC’s recent activities within the company’s Singapore facilities being seen as a differentiated-technology play. A number of Chinese p-type cell makers have also announced multi-GW expansion plans for heterojunction, including Tongwei and Risen Energy. PV CellTech 2020 will examine the status of these companies’ initial HJT growth phases, and which companies are close to matching Panasonic/Sanyo performance with 2020 cell cost demands for profitability, such as Gold Stone (GS Solar).
A new grouping of global GW-scale cell/module producers has emerged in the past few years, including a number of well-known suppliers (such as Risen Energy, GCL-SI, Astronergy, Talesun and Jetion) that are investing now in having advanced in-house cell production with multi-GW capability. This session will feature additional talks from CTOs of these and other key cell makers for 2020, including Jinergy and United Renewable Energy.