AE Polysilicon, a subsidiary of Motech Industries, has announced the successful deposit of polysilicon in its proprietary commercial-scale fluidized bed reactors (FBR) at its Fairless Hills, PA, location. FBR technology is said to have the potential to decrease the cost of manufacturing silicon ingots and wafers.
“I am very proud of our entire team for reaching this milestone” said York Tsuo, president of AE Polysilicon. “For nearly five years we have been developing this innovative process, and this milestone validates our technology platform. Creating an innovative polysilicon production process requires not only extensive technical and operational expertise but dedication and commitment to a vision to
advance the solar industry with innovative polysilicon technology.”
AEP is looking to complete its FBR testing and begin commercial production over the next months. At full capacity, the initial facility will be able to produce around 250MW of installed solar energy per year. Full capacity is expected sometime in late 2011.