Shaanxi Tianhong Silicon Industrial Corp. in Xian City, China, has successfully started polysilicon production at its 1,250MT plant, according to turnkey plant provider centrotherm photovoltaics. The plant was planned and developed by centrotherm SiTec, a subsidiary of centrotherm formed out of centrotherm’s acquisition of SolMic and from its former subsidiary centrotherm SiQ. This is the second turnkey plant the company has successfully completed.
“The realization of this project allows us to show that we can supply the complete process on a single source basis, all the way from designing and planning, through the provision and installation of the key equipment, and on to the start of operations,” commented Dr. Albrecht Mozer, CEO and CTO of centrotherm SiTec. “With this second success in Asia, centrotherm photovoltaics is underscoring its expertise in the silicon production area, and affirming the potential of this business area.
Shaanxi is targeting both semiconductor and solar markets with its polysilicon.