Dow Corning Corporation announced the development of PV 1101 SoG Silicon, the first commercially available metallurgical feedstock produced using large scale manufacturing processes. The announcement was made at the European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition in Dresden, Germany.

"If they can get the product [PV 1101] to market fast enough and if there's a substantial cost advantage, then it will most likely have an impact." -Ted Ciszek, Silconsultant