It says that Chinese manufacturers of solar panels are failing to observe environmental duties when using and disposing of the materials for the job.
To sum it up:
- The price of polysilicon soared from $20 per kilogram to $300 per kilogram over the past five years.
- If environmental protection technology is used, the cost to produce one ton of polysilicon is approximately $84,500. But Chinese companies are making it at $21,000 to $56,000 a ton.
- The combined capacity of China’s new polysilicon factories is estimated at 80,000 to 100,000 tons — more than double the 40,000 tons produced in the entire world today.
- Many of the residents of the village where Luoyang Zhonggui High-Technology Co. is dumping make $200 a year.