Air Products has attained a contract to supply its SunSource Solutions gases, equipment and services for its Malaysian customer, rumored to be SunPower at its Melaka, Malaysia crystalline PV facility. The turnkey gas supply contract incorporates bulk and specialty gases, specialty chemicals and related gas distribution equipment for the Malaysian facility. Furthermore, the contract comprises of a long-term supply of on-site nitrogen, hydrogen, argon, oxygen and specialty gases like silane, ammonia and nitrogen trifluoride.
“Air Products is very excited to be the gas supplier of a leader in crystalline photovoltaics which represents the highest efficiency, high volume photovoltaic technology. The Malaysia PV plant will be a core element of the customer’s technology and manufacturing roadmap to achieve lower cost and reach the goal of grid parity,” said Corning Painter, vice president and general manager, global electronics, Air Products. “Air Products is committed to developing alternative energy markets. Our expertise and complete turnkey offerings help our customers around the world reduce cost per watt and achieve a fast ramp-up.”