Air Products has signed a gas supply contract to provide bulk and specialty gases to CHINT Solar (Zhejiang) Co. Ltd. at its new thin-film photovoltaic (PV) facility in Binjiang District, Hangzhou, China. The contract calls for the supply of hydrogen, nitrogen and argon, as well as specialty gases such as silane, nitrogen trifluoride and dopant mixtures.
CHINT Solar is a subsidiary of CHINT Group Corp., a producer of low-voltage electrical power transmission and distribution industries in China. Specializing in the manufacturing of photovoltaic products, CHINT Solar expects to reach an annual production capacity of over 300 MW by 2010. CHINT Solar's thin-film PV modules will be manufactured in much the same way as thin-film transistor liquid crystal displays.
Last year, Air Products won more than 20 new contracts in Asia, serving both the crystalline and thin-film PV markets, the company notes.
SOURCE: Air Products