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Guian has big potential for photovoltaic development

Updated : 2018-10-10 (chinadaily.com.cn) Print

Almaden Photovoltaic Material Co, located in Guian New Area, southwest China's Guizhou province, successfully made its first super-thin double-glass module on July 5, 2017, filling an industry gap in western China. 

It was just in February that Almaden settled in the area last year and the company's general manager Xia Xiaoqing said that, "Guian boasts big potential for bigger development of the industry."

"The settlement of Almaden is also consistent with Guian's development road featuring high-end, green and integrated, which will bring mutual benefits for both," he added. 

In 2017, the company's export value reached $2.5 million, accounting for 10 percent in total sales, with its products being sold to UAE, Dubai, Germany and Lebanon. 

The company plans to invest 1.2 billion yuan ($173.82 million) for second phase construction, which will cover a floor area of 170,000 square meters and be able to produce 1.5 GW super-thin double-glass solar modules, five million square meter super-thin stalinite and five million square meter glass supporting for white ceramic back boards. 

"We have achieved output of 300 million yuan so far this year and expect to reach 5.5 billion yuan for the whole year, which will contribute 200 million yuan in tax and provide more than 2,000 jobs in the area," disclosed Xia. 

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Workers control the production line through an LED screen at an Almaden workshop. [Photo by Xie Jiajie/people.cn]

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Production is carried out by workers at Almaden. [Photo by Xie Jiajie/people.cn]