Xiaofeng Peng, the Xinyu-based company’s chief executive officer has announced that they have increased there production capacity of Solar wafers to 3.0 gigawatts. He said “This achievement positions the company to continue to capitalize on the demand for its PV products”.

A wafer is a thin slice of semiconductor material, such as a silicon crystal, used in the fabrication of integrated circuits and other micro devices. Several types of solar cell are also made from such wafers. On a solar wafer a solar cell (usually circular) is made from the entire wafer.

A solar cell (also called photovoltaic cell) is a solid state device that converts the energy of sunlight directly into solar electricity by the photovoltaic effect. Assemblies of cells are used to make solar modules, also known as solar panels. The energy generated from these solar modules, referred to as solar power, is an example of solar energy.

LDK Solar Co., Ltd. manufactures multicrystalline solar wafers. LDK sells multicrystalline wafers worldwide to manufacturers of photovoltaic products including solar cells and solar modules. Solar wafers are the main material used for production of solar cells, which convert sunlight into electricity.

LDK Solar had sales growth of 1.4% during the last fiscal year.