Bosch Solar Energy and Linde Nippon Sanso (LNS), a company of The Linde Group, have signed a new gas supply deal that now includes the new c-Si solar cell plant. LNS will supply the 630MW facility cluster with bulk silane and ammonia gas. Linde is the main gas technology supplier to all of the production lines.
“Linde’s technology leadership in high-efficiency gases for PV manufacturing and our ability to provision these safely, has helped us bolster our collaboration with Bosch Solar Energy,” said Andreas Guenther, president of LNS. “We value the opportunity to support Bosch’s capacity expansion and partner in the establishment of Erfurt/Arnstadt as an important PV manufacturing site in Europe.”
To date, Linde claims to have partnered with customers on projects with a target capacity of more than 6GW.