GCL-Poly (www. gcl-poly. com. hk) was founded in March 2006 and started the construction of their Xuzhou polysilicon plant (Jiangsu Zhongneng Polysilicon Technology Development Co. Ltd.) in July 2006. Phase I has a designated annual production capacity of 1,500 tons, and the first shipments were made in October 2007. Full capacity was reached in March 2008. At the end of 2010, polysilicon production capacity had reached 21,000 tons and further expansions to 46,000 tons in 2011 and 65,000 tons in 2012 are underway. For 2010, the company reported a production 17,850 metric tons of polysilicon.
In August 2008, a joint-venture, Taixing Zhongneng (Far East) Silicon Co. Ltd., started pilot production of trichlorsilane. Phase I will be 20,000 tons, to be expanded to 60,000 tons in the future.