Amorphous silicon thin-film start-up, NexPower Technology is to be supplied bulk nitrogen requirements for its 100MW plant by Air Products San Fu Co., under a long-term contract. Nexpower’s plant is based in the Central Taiwan Science Park (CTSP) in Houli, Taichung, Taiwan and will use Air Products’ pipeline network in the CTSP.
“This new contract demonstrates our leading position in the thin-film PV market and is a testimony to our capabilities to enable a fast ramp up to meet customers’ needs,” said Corning Painter, Air Products’ Vice President and General Manager, Global Electronics Division. “Our expertise in thin-film PV applications and ‘SunSource’ Solutions help our PV customers to drive down their cost-per-watt through enhanced plant efficiency.”
Air Products has won more than 20 new supply contracts in Asia in the past year serving both the crystalline and thin-film PV markets and has since signed gas supply contracts with Best Solar and CHINT Solar in China, Green Energy Technology in Taiwan, and HHV Solar and Jupiter Solar in India.