Huasun has started production lines for its new heterojunction module factory in China’s Anhui province.
The new factory has an annual capacity of 2.4 GW and will exclusively produce bifacial 182 mm HJT cells based on the company’s cell technology with a power conversion efficiency of 25.26%. This result was confirmed by the Solar Energy Research Institute in Hamelin, Germany.
According to the PV module manufacturer, its master cell is second only to the HJT cell developed by the Japanese chemical company Kaneka in 2017. The 180 cm² crystalline silicon device equipped with heterojunction and back-contact technology achieved an efficiency of 26.63%.
Huasun currently operates another 500 MW module factory in Xuancheng.
In September 2022, the company signed an agreement with the East China unit of state-run Power China to supply 10 GW of heterojunction modules between 2022 and 2025. It also announced an investment in 7.5 GW of heterojunction lines and placed a matching order with Chinese heterojunction equipment supplier Maxwell.
The new capacity is expected to be in use in 2023.