Workers wield silicon cells at Yingli Green Energy’s new production line in Haikou, Hainan  
Two solar manufacturers announced significant capacity expansions.
Chinese firm Yingli Green Energy (NYSE: YGE) Wednesday announced the initial production from its latest 400 megawatts (MW) capacity expansions. The new manufacturing lines include 300 MW of the comany’s PANDA monocrystalline silicon cells at the Company’s Baoding headquarters, and a 100 MW of multicrystalline silicon cells in Haikou, Hainan Province.
Liansheng Miao, Chairman and CEO of Yingli Green Energy, said he expects the new lines to be operating at full capacity by the end of 2Q10, which will bring the company’s total capacity to more than 1 gigawatt (GW) per year.


Suniva, Inc. has expanded its manufacturing capacity to 170 MW from 96 MW by adding a third cell line at its metro-Atlanta plant.

Suniva completed its first 32 MW manufacturing line in November 2008 and simultaneously announced an additional 64 MW line that was completed in 2009.

The company said its cell production is sold out through 2010.

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