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Imperial Star Solar's Strategic Expansion: Launching a New Wafer Factory in Laos to Complete Our Integrated Supply Chain




March 15, 2024


Imperial Star Solar proudly announces the launch of our cutting-edge silicon wafer manufacturing facility in Laos. This milestone marks a significant advancement in our commitment to innovation, sustainability, and economic growth. Occupying over 1,076,000 square feet, this facility underscores our strategic initiative to extend our presence into the solar manufacturing supply chain's upstream sectors. Set to achieve a production capacity of 4GW by 2024, it substantially strengthens our supply chain integration. This development is pivotal in our mission to provide clients with products and services that are not only superior in quality but also stable and cost-efficient.


Strategic Benefits: Boost AD/CVD compliance and Enhancing Wafer Traceability

In addition to bolstering our supply chain, the establishment of our new facility in Laos strategically positions Imperial Star Solar to effectively navigate anti-dumping (AD) and countervailing duties (CVD), ensuring our products remain competitively priced in global markets. By situating our production within a region exempt from these duties, we safeguard our clients from fluctuating costs and enhance our market resilience.


Furthermore, this expansion proactively anticipates the upcoming wafer forwarding ruling, significantly advancing traceability across our product lines. This move is designed to meet the increasing demands for transparency in the solar industry, providing our clients with unmatched assurance of quality and origin. Through meticulous tracking and reporting, we ensure every wafer's journey from production to delivery aligns with the highest standards of accountability and sustainability.


A Testament to Technological and Environmental Commitment

Equipped with cutting-edge technology and the newest production lines, the silicon factory is set to cater to both P-type and N-type wafers in M10 and G12 sizes. Imperial Star is committed to providing customization and flexibility to meet the evolving needs of our clients.


Our commitment to environmental stewardship is exemplified by the facility's adherence to strict sustainability practices in its operations. This effort not only aims to reduce our carbon footprint but also supports the broader objective of mitigating climate change. By maintaining eco-friendly manufacturing processes, we underscore our responsibility as a sustainable entity in the renewable energy sector.


Mr. Fei, General Manager of Imperial Star Solar’s Laos Branch, commented on the strategic significance and future prospects of the facility, stating, "Our investment in Laos reflects our commitment to technological excellence, environmental responsibility, and community development. With the added advantage of sidestepping AD/CVD duties and enhancing product traceability, we are set to lead the market in innovation and reliability. We eagerly anticipate the operational start in May, with all preparations and construction on schedule. This facility is an important step on our supply chain roadmap and ensures the quality and dependability of our offerings."


About Imperial Star Solar

Imperial Star Solar is a leading innovator in the solar energy industry, combining cutting-edge technology with an unwavering commitment to trust and sustainability. Our mission is to redefine renewable energy with highly efficient solutions, advancing solar technology while prioritizing environmental responsibility.


A quick glance at our footprint and integrated supply chain:

  • US office: Irvine, California

  • US module factory: Houston, Texas

  • Cambodia module factory: Kampong Speu, Phnom Penh

  • Cambodia cell factory: Kandal, Phnom Penh

  • Laos wafer factory: Saysettha, Vientiane


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