GCL Group Holdings, a major Chinese solar materials maker, has reportedly begun building 'the world's biggest perovskite solar cell factory' in the city of Suzhou.
The plant’s production capacity will reach two gigawatts, according to GCL Photoelectric Materials. The new facility will be built in two phases and the products will be 2.4 meters in length and 1.2 meters in width, the Company'srecent statement specified.
GCL Photoelectric built its first production line for perovskite cells in 2021. It can produce 100 megawatts of solar panels with the dimensions of 1 meters by 2 meters a year.
The panels made at the new plant will have a relatively high photoelectric conversion efficiency of 26 percent, the Company said. The previous smaller-sized product has a conversion rate of 18 percent, which is comparable to that of mainstream cadmium telluride solar panels, it added, citing the results of tests carried out by China’s National Institute of Metrology.
Earlier this month, China's privately owned company, Landspace, achieved a significant milestone with the successful launch of its ZQ-2 II Remote Three Launch Vehicle. The launch took place at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in western China. This one-rocket, multi-satellite commercial mission resulted in the deployment of three geosynchronous satellites into their designated orbits. One of these satellites, the Honghu II, carried perovskite modules developed by GCL Perovskite.