Hoku Materials manufactures first polysilicon at Idaho plant


Hoku Materials has announced the successful production of polysilicon at its manufacturing facility in Pocatello, Idaho. The company produced the material after completing a comprehensive system commissioning protocol which culminated in deposition runs in a select number of its installed polysilicon reactors.

Hoku Materials explained that the primary purpose of the testing was to confirm system integrity and validate operating procedures and that it had operated the reactors continuously for approximately five days during the final phases of the commissioning procedure. During the live reactor runs, Hoku utilized trichlorosilane purchased from third-party suppliers.

This article requires Premium SubscriptionBasic (FREE) Subscription

Unlock unlimited access for 12 whole months of distinctive global analysis

Photovoltaics International is now included.

  • Regular insight and analysis of the industry’s biggest developments
  • In-depth interviews with the industry’s leading figures
  • Unlimited digital access to the PV Tech Power journal catalogue
  • Unlimited digital access to the Photovoltaics International journal catalogue
  • Access to more than 1,000 technical papers
  • Discounts on Solar Media’s portfolio of events, in-person and virtual

Or continue reading this article for free

“This is an historic day for Hoku,” said Scott Paul, president and chief executive officer at Hoku. “We have completed the first step in our planned production ramp-up and successfully manufactured our first batches of polysilicon. Importantly, this challenging, month-long commissioning process also allowed us to flex our operations team, and validate our training, systems and procedures. I am extremely proud of our team’s accomplishment.”

Read Next

July 18, 2024
“We believe this policy will unlock opportunities for renewables as it increases electricity supply avenues."
July 18, 2024
Egypt aims to accelerate the approval process for new renewables capacity to be constructed in the country.
July 18, 2024
US energy technology company Generac has been awarded a US$200 million grant from the Department of Energy (DOE) to deploy residential solar PV and energy storage systems in Puerto Rico.
July 18, 2024
The financing will be offered to two banks, as they will provide loans to developers and end-users to install rooftop solar systems.
July 18, 2024
Shaun Xiong, general manager of Anker's Europe storage business, discusses the company’s background, priorities and plans for the future.
July 18, 2024
On Wednesday (17 July), the Tasmanian government in Australia removed a ‘speed limit’ measure that has prevented state-owned utility Hydro Tasmania from developing large-scale renewable energy projects, such as solar, without a "cumbersome" Parliamentary process.

Subscribe to Newsletter

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Webinars
July 31, 2024
1:00 PM (BST) / 2:00PM (CEST)
Solar Media Events
September 24, 2024
Warsaw, Poland
Solar Media Events
September 24, 2024
Singapore, Asia
Solar Media Events
October 8, 2024
San Francisco Bay Area, USA