Consarc Corp., an Inductotherm Group (IG) company, has formed a new division dedicated solely to the photovoltaic industry. Consarc, coordinated with the efforts of other IG companies, will apply its experience in advanced vacuum and controlled atmosphere furnace technologies to the mass production and processing of solar-grade silicon.
The PV division will be located at the company's Rancocas, N.J., headquarters. The newly formed engineering department will utilize the most modern engineering design tools available in the industry, including the latest solid modeling and engineering software of both a general and proprietary nature, the company says.
Consarc adds that it owns and has the rights to a number of IG patents related to the melting, refining, solidification and heating of extremely pure alloys and semiconductors.