GT Solar International shipped its 1,000th DSS450TM crystalline ingot growth furnace to Yingli Green Energy as part of its February 2010 contract with the company to supply the ingot growth furnaces for Yingli’s Hainan 100MW manufacturing facility.
“We are pleased that Yingli continues to express confidence in our ingot growth technology,” said Tom Gutierrez, president and chief executive officer of GT Solar. “Customers are looking for low risk, proven technology as they add new production capacity to position themselves for growth in the worldwide solar industry. Achieving the 1,000th shipment of our DSS450 furnace is a testimony to the reliability and proven performance it offers to our growing global customer base.”
Yingli Green was GT Solar’s first China-based customer in 2002 when Yingli set up their first ingot, wafer and cell production lines at their Baoding headquarters.