A Possible Answer to the Silicon Shortage, Congressional Support for Solar Increases

With the silicon shortage expected to continue for the next couple of years, photovoltaic companies are trying to find creative ways to make up for the low supply.

Dow Corning, a major silicon supplier, has just announced large scale development of a product that can be used for PV cells. It’s called PV 1101, made from a metallurgical grade silicon feedstock. In this week’s episode we’ll speak with Gaetan Borgers and Rudy Miller of Dow Corning Solar Solutions about the impact PV 1101 will have on the industry. Also, Ted Siszek, a national silicon consultant, will give us his analysis of the announcement. Later in the podcast: Rhone Resch, President of the Solar Energy Industries Association, will give us his take on a major energy bill floating through Congress. Inside Renewable Energy offers the latest in renewable energy news and information.

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