24 Jun '16, 9pm

Tornado severely damages Canadian Solar’s solar cell plant in Funing https://t.co/B3mlUXYNnr

Canadian Solar said that production had only reached around 267MW in the third quarter of 2016, representing 15-20% of its solar cell requirements for the quarter. ‘Silicon Module Super League’ (SMSL) member Canadian Solar has confirmed that a tornado had severely damaged its joint venture solar cell manufacturing plant with GCL in Funing County, Jiangsu Province, China. The severe tornado hit the facility in the afternoon of June 23, 2016 and caused property damage and injuries to employees. PV Tech has been told by our sister website editors in China that there were many casualties, though figures have yet to be released and that almost 40 thousand square meters of factory buildings actually collapsed due to the impact of the tornado, a rare occurrence in the region, apparently. Dr. Shawn Qu, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Canadian Solar said, "Our thoughts are ...

Full article: http://www.pv-tech.org/news/44199

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