GT Solar Delivers Turnkey Wafer Line to China

GT Solar Technologies, a manufacturer of photovoltaic (PV) solar wafer, cell and module manufacturing equipment, will install a turnkey GT-WAFFAB photovoltaic wafer fabrication line for Baoding Yingli New Energy Resources Co., Ltd. of Baoding, China. This is the first turnkey line GT Solar has sold in China.

NASHUA, New Hampshire – April 11, 2002 [] “We conducted a thorough search to identify a wafer line supplier,” said Xingxue Tong, Vice General Manager at Baoding Yingli. “We found GT Solar is one of world’s leading companies with extensive experience in crystal growth and slicing technology. The turnkey line supplied by GT Solar will help jumpstart our business and keep us ahead of the competition.” The key component for the wafer fabrication line is the crystal growth HEM furnace, which is manufactured solely by GT Solar. GT Solar will deliver multiple HEM furnace units to Baoding Yingli. The GT-WAFFAB wafer line is part of Baoding’s PV project that also will include a cell and module line. All training and service is GT Solar’s responsibility. “We are honored to be selected as the turnkey supplier to Baoding Yingli for this multi-megawatt wafer line,” said Keith Matthei, Vice President of GT Solar, a fast growing Nashua, New Hampshire company tracking the rapid 31 percent annual growth of solar-related industries. “This solidifies our role as a true global player and highlights our ability to assemble the appropriate product portfolio to meet our customer’s requirements.” The company, a division of GT Technologies, Inc., was recently named the New Hampshire Small Business Exporter of the Year for 2002 by the US Small Business Administration.
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