Pennsylvania, United States [RenewableEnergyWorld.com] Air Products announced it has begun supplying bulk and specialty gases to Taiwan-based solar energy company Green Energy Technology’s (GET) new thin-film solar photovoltaic (PV) production facility in Taiwan. GET plans to reach an annual capacity of 30 megawatts (MW) in the first quarter of 2009 and reach 50 MW by the end of 2009.
The contract between Air Products and GET calls for long-term supply of nitrogen as well as silane and the requisite gas delivery equipment and piping. GET has built a generation 8.5 large-sized thin-film PV plant in Kuanyin Industrial Park. By leveraging the thin-film transistor liquid crystal display (TFT-LCD) experience of its affiliate company, Chunghwa Picture Tubes, GET began thin-film line mass production in December 2008.
“Air Products is very excited to be working with GET as their gas supply partner, and we feel our expertise and complete turnkey offerings will enable a fast ramp up to meet the company’s growth plans,” said Corning Painter, Air Products’ Taiwan-based vice president and general manager, Global Electronics Division. “We continue to work on new offerings to drive down our customer’s cost per watt with innovative technical, product and equipment solutions.”