Pennsylvania, United States [RenewableEnergyWorld.com] Air Products has signed, through its subsidiary Air Products San Fu Co. Ltd. in Taiwan, a long-term contract to provide nitrogen to NexPower Technology Corporation (NexPower), at its new thin-film solar photovoltaic (PV) facility in the Central Taiwan Science Park (CTSP) in Houli, Taichung, Taiwan. Air Products is supplying nitrogen to NexPower’s facility through its pipeline network in the CTSP.
Founded by the UMC Group, a global semiconductor foundry, NexPower is a thin-film PV manufacturer in Taiwan with its own product development, research and development, and manufacturing. By ramping up to 100 MW in 18 months, NexPower is one of the first Taiwan companies to achieve successful thin-film mass production.
“Air Products is excited to be NexPower’s gas supply partner. This new contract demonstrates our leading position in the thin-film PV market and is a testimony to our capabilities to enable a fast ramp up to meet customers’ needs,” said Corning Painter, Air Products’ vice president and general manager, Global Electronics Division. “Our expertise in thin-film PV applications and SunSource Solutions help our PV customers to drive down their cost-per-watt through enhanced plant efficiency.”