centrotherm SiTec has claimed a new milstone with ‘first ingot out’ using its newly designed multi-crystalline ingot furnace at Chinese state-owned polysilicon company in Shaanxi Province, China. centrotherm SiTec claimed the ingot exceeded market standards.
“The system has impressively exceeded market standards with this commercial production run”, commented Dr. Christian Hoess, Head of Crystallization Development. “The potentials of this technology have not yet been fully exhausted. This furnace type offers customers upgrade options to boost capacity by further 35% while at the same time entailing lower expenditure.”
According to SiTec ‘first ingot out’ milestone means that the company has demonstrated it can offer technology along the entire solar value chain, and not only in the polysilicon and solar cell areas.