Canadian Solar has revealed plans to establish a cutting-edge 5 GW solar PV wafer production facility in Chonburi, Thailand. The state-of-the-art N-type wafer manufacturing plant is set to commence production in March 2024, initially supplying the existing Thailand TOPCon cell manufacturing plant. Starting in 2025, the wafers will be utilized as inputs for the fully operational 5 GW U.S. cell factory in Jeffersonville, Indiana.
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.”