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Should glass production capacity be released? The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology meeting clearly implemented market-based control

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Should glass production capacity be released? The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology meeting clearly implemented market-based control

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[China Glass Network] On November 29, the Department of Raw Materials of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology held a symposium on supply guarantee for photovoltaic glass companies and photovoltaic module companies. Glass companies want to loosen policy restrictions in an orderly manner, and do not want to have overcapacity in the past; component companies want to relax policy restrictions and let the market adjust.

       The relevant leaders of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology stated that they would report the information to their superior units and conduct more market-oriented control over the approval of photovoltaic glass melting furnace projects and capacity replacement. At the same time, at the symposium, glass manufacturers and component manufacturers also put forward their demands for uniform specifications as much as possible.

   As the demand for photovoltaic installations continues to erupt, the tight supply has caused the price of glass to jump several times. The 3.2mm coating has risen from 28 yuan/square meter in early July to 42 yuan/square meter in mid-November. At the end of October, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology officially issued the "Implementation Measures for Capacity Replacement in the Cement Glass Industry", which clearly included photovoltaic glass in the scope of capacity replacement, and the administrative approval threshold for photovoltaic glass capacity replacement was further raised.

   Production capacity expansion is subject to strict supervision, and the price of photovoltaic glass has soared. Downstream module manufacturers cannot bear it. In early November, the six major module giants, including JA Solar, Longji, and Trina, jointly voiced calls for the lifting of restrictions on the expansion of photovoltaic glass production capacity. Industry insiders say that relevant parties are indeed considering breaking the bottleneck of the photovoltaic glass market. The signal given by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology at the symposium is very positive. The production capacity of photovoltaic glass is expected to expand moderately, and leading companies will be the first to benefit.

   In addition, regarding the unification of the photovoltaic industry specifications, 8 photovoltaic companies including Trina Solar recently jointly issued the "Joint Initiative on Promoting the Standardization of 210mm Silicon Wafers and Modules in the Photovoltaic Industry." After the standards are unified, the speed of large-scale production will significantly reduce production costs, and the entire industry chain will collectively benefit.

  In terms of related companies, photovoltaic and glass panels display,

  Flat: One of the representative glass companies in this symposium, the company is deeply involved in the photovoltaic glass business. The domestic photovoltaic glass production capacity accounts for 20%, and it is the leader of the domestic photovoltaic glass industry. The company deploys quartz ore resources in Fengyang, Anhui, with obvious cost advantages.

   CSG A: One of the representative glass companies in this symposium. The main products include photovoltaic glass, float glass, engineered glass and home glass, of which photovoltaic glass sales account for a relatively large proportion. The board of directors of the company recently approved the construction of new lightweight and high-efficiency double glass processing production lines in Dongguan and Wujiang respectively. It is expected that a total of 36 million square meters of production capacity will be added after completion, and it is expected to be put into operation gradually in the middle of next year.

   Ancai Hi-Tech: The company's main business includes photovoltaic glass and natural gas business. In the first half of the year, photovoltaic glass revenue increased by 52% year-on-year. The company's 900t/d photovoltaic glass project has a designed annual production capacity of 33.79 million square meters.

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