PV CellTech: Linde key materials supplier to new solar cell plants in Southeast Asia

Share on facebook
Facebook
Share on twitter
Twitter
Share on linkedin
LinkedIn
Share on reddit
Reddit
Share on email
Email
Linde noted that many PV manufacturers are building greenfield cell factories for the first time in key countries in the region such as Malaysia.

Major electronics gasses and chemicals supplier Linde Group has been awarded a number of gas and chemical supply contracts for new solar cell plants being establish in Southeast Asia by leading PV manufacturers.

Linde noted that many PV manufacturers are building greenfield cell factories for the first time in key countries in the region such as Malaysia, Thailand and India, and need to navigate permitting and licensing in a new country, enabling the company to offer its turnkey compliant services. 

Andreas Weisheit, head of Linde Electronics said: “Linde is the leading gas and chemical provider in the Southeast Asia region, with a long history in each of the individual countries in which we operate. Project windows are very short and customers need a materials supplier who can successfully execute sourcing, logistics and engineering solutions on aggressive timelines.”

The company said it was providing bulk gases such as nitrogen, hydrogen, oxygen, argon and, in some cases, helium for solar cell production.

Specialty gases used in PV manufacture are silane, ammonia, nitrous oxide, carbon dioxide, methane, hydrogen fluoride, phosphine and diborane were also being supplied through its subsidiary Asia Union Electronic Chemical Corporation (AUECC), which has manufacturing sites in mainland China and Taiwan.

According to PV Tech’s industry capacity expansion announcements analysis, Malaysia has secured over 2.6GW of new PV manufacturing capacity in the last two years and leads as the key destination for PV cell capacity expansions in the region. A further 1GW of expansions from existing facilities has already been made in the first three months of 2016. Total solar cell capacity announcements since the beginning of 2014 have to date topped 3.2GW. 

PV Tech and parent company, Solar Media, are hosting the inaugural PV CellTech conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia this week. 

Read Next

May 17, 2022
A total of 122 modules types from 25 manufacturers have been named as “Top Performers” by PV Evolution Labs (PVEL) in its 2022 Module Reliability Scorecard, with some ‘best ever results’ in certain categories and more powerful modules being offset by poor performance in others areas.
PV Tech Premium
May 11, 2022
PV Tech Premium speaks with BIPV company SunStyle about their expansion into the US market and how they believe the time is right for the technology in the US.
May 2, 2022
US thin-film manufacturer First Solar recorded a US$43.3 million loss in its Q1 2022 mostly caused by a drop in sales, with the company expecting a “challenging 2022 from an earning standpoint” given ongoing supply chain constraints.
April 27, 2022
Solar polysilicon and cell manufacturer Tongwei has stated plans to significantly increase its manufacturing capacity over the next four years after confirming a six-fold increase in net profit in Q1 2022.
April 13, 2022
Origis Energy has ordered 750MW of solar modules from thin film manufacturer First Solar, bringing the total quantity of modules Origis has procured from the company to 1.5GW.
April 1, 2022
US residential solar installer SunPower is in late-stage discussions with US thin film manufacturer First Solar to develop the “world’s most advanced residential solar panel”, its CEO Peter Faricy revealed during an analyst day presentation that also set out the company’s new strategy.

Subscribe to Newsletter

Upcoming Events

Solar Media Events
June 14, 2022
Napa, USA
Solar Media Events
October 4, 2022
New York, USA