The Chinese Linuo Solar Energy Group is the biggest solar tubing glass manufacturer worldwide – and is still growing at a fast rate: The group raised their production output by 70 % in 2008, produced 220,000 tons of borosilicate glass nationwide and sold the largest portion of it to the solar thermal industry. Photo: Linuo Solar
The stock listed company runs five factories in China that produce borosilicate glass tubes for solar applications. The Linuo group is the biggest share holder of Linuo Solar Energy. Linuo Solar claims a market share of 58 % among all solar glass tubing manufacturers in China.
|Linuo Group||Location||Province||Set up by when||Products|
|Puyang Company||Puyang||Henan||1988||borosilicate glass|
|Zhongyuan Company||Puyang||Henan||2000||borosilicate glass tube & rod|
|Shandong Company||Shen County||Shandong||2004||solar glass tube|
|Huai’an Company||Huai’an||Jiangsu||2005||solar glass tube, borosilicate glass|
|Bao Guang||Haining||Zhejiang||2006||solar glass tube|
Five tubing glass factories of the Linuo Solar Energy Group with a capacity of far more than 200,000 tons borosilicate glass per year. Source: Linuo Solar
There is no additional capacity planned for this year, however. The Linuo Solar Energy Group is going to concentrate its efforts on quality improvements of product dimensions. “We changed some equipment to reduce tolerance values of product properties,” explains Shao-Chun Chen, export manager at the Linuo Solar Energy Group. The manufacturer offers tubing glass that is between 1 and 9 mm thick, up to 2,000 mm long and can possess a diameter of up to 330 mm.
More information: http://www.linuo-solar.com/