Hunan Gongchuang Photovoltaics Science & Technology has signed a supply contract with Air Products, which will see the company supply Hunan Gongchuang’s new silicon and thin-film PV manufacturing facility in Hengyang City, Hunan Province, China with bulk and specialty gases. The contract includes delivery of hydrogen, nitrogen, silane, nitrogen trifluoride, dopant mixtures and other products.
“Air Products is pleased to be the primary gas supplier for Hunan Gongchuang's new thin-film PV facility,” said Wayne Mitchell, vice president and general manager of electronics for Air Products. “We remain focused on helping our customers drive down their cost-per-watt through innovative materials and product delivery solutions.”
Hunan Gongchuang is building a new 40MW manufacturing facility with Oerlikon Solar’s Micromorph turnkey production line. The facility is anticipated to start production by the end of the year.