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Jul 4th, 2013
ReneSola expects polysilicon production cost of 18 $/kg thanks to technology upgrades in its polysilicon facility
ReneSola Ltd (NYSE: SOL), a leading brand and technology provider of solar photovoltaic ("PV") products, announced the company restarted production at its Sichuan polysilicon plant on July 1, 2013, following upgrades to its furnaces and hydrochlorination technology.
The Company had halted polysilicon production in November of last year in order to complete the upgrades, as well as to integrate its Phase II production facilities with those of Phase I for a combined polysilicon production capacity of 10,000 metric tons ("MT"). Among the upgrades were new proprietary reduction furnaces and improved, proprietary hydrochlorination technology, which reduces energy consumption to less than 100 kilowatt-hour ("kWh") per kilogram ("kg"), compared to 145 kWh/kg before the upgrades.
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