24 January 2011 06:16 [Source: ICIS news]
Under the new contracts, the company would supply silane, ammonia and bulk atmospheric gases to ShanXi LuAn Solar Energy, provide silane to Changzhou Trina Solar Energy Co and supply silane and ammonia to Realforce Solar, a subsidiary of Realforce Group, Praxair said.
ShanXi LuAn Solar Energy at Changzhi in Shanxi province produces crystalline silicon solar ingots, wafers and modules. It was expected to increase its production capacity to 1GW within two years, according to a statement released by Praxair.
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“Praxair’s gas and deposition material offerings play a key role in helping leading solar companies drive the cost competitiveness required to grow the industry,” said Anne Roby, president of Praxair Electronics.
“With more than 15 major new solar contracts over the past year, Praxair will continue its support of the rapidly growing solar supply chain as countries around the world look to diversify their energy supply,” the president added.
No financial details of the contracts were disclosed by the company.
Praxair Electronics currently serves more than 50 solar fabs worldwide, with a combined capacity of over 6 gigawatts, and is the largest industrial gas supplier to the polysilicon market.
Praxair’s gas products, delivery systems and technologies are provided globally throughout the solar supply chain, enabling the production of crystalline and thin-film solar cells.
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