Evergreen Solar has signed a second supply agreement with polysilicon supplier DC Chemical, which will bring the agreement’s lifespan through to 2015.
With shipments of the polysilicon beginning in 2009, the extension of the agreement will aid in Evergreen Solar’s further expansion of its 80MW Devens, Massachusetts facility, which is expected to reach full capacity by early 2009, according to the company. The anticipated annual capacity of the Devens facility is estimated at 160MW by early 2010, according to Evergreen Solar CEO Richard Feldt.
“We now have sufficient silicon under contract to reach annual production levels of approximately 125 MW in 2009, 300 MW in 2010, 600 MW in 2011 and 850 MW in 2012 and we plan to expand our manufacturing operations at an accelerated pace,” said Mr. Feldt. “At less than 5 grams per watt today, we believe we are the clear industry leader in efficient polysilicon usage.”
By Síle Mc Mahon