Canadian Solar has announced a 5 GW solar PV wafer production facility in Chonburi, Thailand. The N-type wafer manufacturing plant is set to commence operations in March 2024, contributing to the existing Thailand TOPCon cell manufacturing plant initially. By 2025, these wafers will serve as inputs to the fully operational 5 GW U.S. cell factory in Jeffersonville, Indiana, as previously announced.
Speaking on the development, Thomas Koerner, Senior Vice President of Canadian Solar, said, “Establishing this solar wafer factory in Thailand is a key milestone that will enable us to better serve our U.S. customers with a more diversified and resilient supply chain, complementing our recently announced investments in the U.S. in solar cell and solar module manufacturing. Importantly, it will also allow us to responsibly meet the new requirements related to the latest and adjusted AD/CVD ruling by the U.S. Department of Commerce.”