Praxair China has signed a multiyear deal with Magi Solar Energy Technology to supply bulk and process gases for its solar cell and module production facility, located in the Jiangsu Yixing Economic Development Zone, Jiangsu Province. The solar company, which was launched in September 2008 with an initial investment of RMB 400 million (about $60 million), has plans to expand to 180MW of manufacturing capacity (with three lines of 60MW each) on the site.
Magi uses advanced processing technology from German firm centrotherm photovoltaics and its GP Solar unit to manufacture high-efficiency, high-quality monocrystalline PV cells and modules.
“The Praxair team helped us meet a tight schedule at our new facility in Jiangsu Province,” said Wen Zhang, managing director of Magi Solar. “Praxair’s service reaches beyond the supply of gases to include safety training on specialty gases handling and advice on complying with local regulations.”
“We look forward to supporting MAGI Solar’s growth in China,” said David Chow, president of Praxair China. “Praxair is well positioned to serve the rapidly growing China solar market with our comprehensive offering of gas products and reliable supply network.”