Air Liquide has consolidated its position as one of the leading gas suppliers to the solar industry by signing 15 long-term contracts with a range of Asian and European manufacturers.
Among these new partners are six of the seven leading c-Si cell and module manufacturers and the world’s premier c-Si wafer producer, all of whom are based in China. Contracts were also signed c-Si and CIGS companies in Germany, Japan and Taiwan.
These latest contracts increases the number of Air Liquide customers worldwide to 150 and takes its overall annual manufacturing capacity well past the 20GW mark.
“Air Liquide continues to demonstrate the value of its offer and credibility with PV leaders. These numerous successes were facilitated by our global PV experience, strong strategic account management and our innovative technology solutions enabling lower costs/Wp. The photovoltaic activity is at the crossroads of energy and the environment and requires high-tech solutions, three growth drivers for the Air Liquide Group,” Air Liquide’s Francisco Martins said.