Air Products Signs LOI with Best Solar

Air Products announced it has signed a letter of intent (LOI) to provide liquid bulk and on-site gases to China’s Best Solar Hi Tech Co. Ltd, which is building a new thin-film solar photovoltaic (PV) manufacturing facility in Nanchang City, China.

The LOI calls for the long-term supply of hydrogen, nitrogen, helium and argon gases. When Best Solar’s facility in Nanchang comes online at its full capacity, it will have an annual solar module manufacturing capacity of 330 MW using amorphous silicon thin-film technology.

Late last year, Air Products signed a turnkey gas supply contract to provide on-site, liquid bulk gases, specialty gases and gas equipment to Best Solar which is also building a new thin-film PV facility in the Wuzhong Economic Development Park in Suzhou, China. The manufacturing capacity of the Suzhou and facility will be also 330 MW.

“We are proud to again be selected by Best Solar to support its PV facility in Nanchang in addition to our turkey gas contract for its Suzhou’s facility. It is a great testimonial of our supply capabilities and leadership position in the PV market,” said Corning Painter, vice president and general manager, Global Electronics, Air Products. “Our global PV business has shown great momentum, and we will continue to develop new offerings to meet the growing investments for PV markets.”
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