Air Products India JV Signs Two PV Deals

Air Products announced that its joint venture in India, INOX Air Products Ltd., has signed two new contracts with Indian solar photovoltaic (PV) manufacturers for the company’s SunSource Solutions gases and materials.

INOX Air Products has signed a long-term gas supply contract to provide bulk and specialty gases to HHV Solar Technologies Pvt. Ltd. at its new thin-film PV fab in Bangalore.

The contract calls for the supply of hydrogen, nitrogen, oxygen and argon, as well as specialty gases, including silane, methane and dopant mixtures. In addition, INOX Air Products will provide the total gas management at HHV Solar’s research, development and demonstration fab.

INOX Air Products will also supply Jupiter Solar Power Ltd, a subsidiary of Jupiter International, with specialty gases, including nitrogen, oxygen, silane and ammonia, to its new PV facility at in Himachal Pradesh, India. Jupiter Solar Power Ltd. is setting up PV solar cell manufacturing facilities in Himachal Pradesh and West Bengal at an aggregate investment of approximately US $300 million.

“India is an emerging PV market with strong support from the government. We are honored to be selected as the supplier for these two PV projects in India. Our expertise in thin-film PV applications and complete set of SunSource PV offerings can help our customers continuously drive down their cost-per-watt through enhanced plant efficiency,” said Corning Painter, Air Products’ vice president and general manager, Global Electronics Division.

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