20 July 2007 17:43 [Source: ICIS news]
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The venture, with German glass maker SCHOTT, could start up this year, making multicrystalline silicon ingots and solar wafers, which are a precursor for solar cells, Wacker said.
Solar wafer production capacity could reach one gigawatt/per year by 2012, it added.
Wacker did not disclose investment costs or where production would be located.
A spokesman at the company’s headquarters in
Wacker last month announced a €400m ($555m) investment to triple production of polysilicon - a raw material needed to make solar wafers - at its site in Burghausen, Germany.
($1 = €0.72)
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