Air Products and Best Solar have signed a letter of intent for the supply of liquid bulk and on-site gases to the Chinese PV manufacturer’s new amorphous-silicon thin-film photovoltaic facility in Nanchang City, Jiangxi Province. The agreement between the two companies includes the long-term supply of hydrogen, nitrogen, helium, and argon gases.
When the facility comes on-stream at full capacity, it will have a module manufacturing capacity of 330MW per year.
The LOI marks the second agreement between Air Products and Best Solar in recent months. The companies also signed a turnkey gas supply contract to provide on-site, liquid bulk gases, specialty gases, and gas equipment to Best Solar’s new 330MW, thin-film PV facility under construction in the Wuzhong Economic Development Park in Suzhou, Jiangsu Province.
The news comes a few weeks after Air Products’ announcement of a similar deal to supply gases and gas equipment to Taiwanese a-Si TFPV producer, Green Energy.