Applied Materials ‘SunFab’ customer, Moncada Energy Group s.r.l has awarded The Linde Group its bulk and specialty gases supply systems contract for its first thin-film manufacturing plant. The private producer of renewable energy is building a 40MWp the plant in Campofranco, Sicily, which is expected to be fully operational in 2010.
“Moncada’s mission is to enable the environmentally friendly and cost-effective production and installation of solar panels. Linde’s proven technology expertise mirrors our ambition to quickly achieve grid parity in Italy,” said Salvatore Moncada, CEO and founder of Moncada Energy Group. “Partnering with experts from The Linde Group and Applied Materials, Moncada is firmly placed to fuel the boom phase for renewable energy in Italy.”
Linde Gas Italia will provide Moncada with turnkey installation of the plant’s bulk and specialty gases supply systems. On an ongoing basis, it will also deliver nitrogen (N2), hydrogen (H2), silane (SiH4) and chamber cleaning gases which are essential to making thin-film solar cells.