Solar

Air Products to Supply Bulk Gases to Schott Solar

Air Products announced an agreement to supply Schott Solar’s new production facility in Albuquerque, New Mexico with liquid nitrogen, oxygen, argon and hydrogen. The new plant, which will manufacture solar photovoltaic modules and receivers for concentrated solar thermal power plants, is expected to be online in the spring of 2009.

“We are proud that Air Products’ expertise in the safe and efficient handling and delivery of bulk liquid gases helped win this new business and we look forward to growing with Schott Solar in the future,” said Jeff Handelman, general manager, Photovoltaics, for Air Products. “We view the solar market as a strategic growth engine for Air Products’ Electronics division. Our strong materials position globally, along with our technology, supply chain and project management experience fits well with the needs of this industry.”

With the demand for renewable energy and improved efficiency on the rise, Air Products said that it is well positioned to take advantage of these markets because of its experience in the hydrogen market. Financial details of the deal Schott Solar were not disclosed.