LONGi and six other leading companies have come together to establish the new M10 silicon wafer as standard industry size (182mm x 182mm). Over recent years, with the continuous development of technology and production scale, photovoltaics has become one of the world’s most competitive sources of power.
In the absence of a common standard, however, companies have adopted wafers of varying sizes, resulting in an increase in manufacturing costs throughout the entire industry supply chain, including wafers, cells, modules and auxiliary materials such as glass.
This situation has complicated customers’ selection processes, the installation of photovoltaic systems and coordination between the industry’s upstream and downstream sectors.
M10 silicon wafer standard proposed by LONGi will thus become the basis for the development of next-generation silicon wafers, cells, and module products, thus promoting the establishment of a unified supply chain, standardization of equipment manufacturing and customer applications for the entire industry.
Names of the companies in the joint initiative, listed in no particular order:
- Canadian Solar Inc.
- Jiangsu Runyang Yueda Photovoltaic Technology Co., Ltd.
- Jiangsu Zhongyu Photovoltaic Technology Co., Ltd.
- JA Solar Co., Ltd.
- Jinko Solar Holding Co., Ltd
- LONGi Green Energy Technology Co., Ltd.
- Lu’an Solar Technology Co., Ltd.
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