Dow Corning, Crystal Solar Partnering On Solar Materials


Dow Corning and Crystal Solar, a solar energy venture company focusing on a proprietary Direct Gas to Wafer technology, plan to enter a business relationship for the successful supply of silicon-based materials for photovoltaic cells and modules.

The two companies also intend to assess options for developing building-integrated photovoltaic solutions for building and construction, focusing on both commercial and residential applications.

Dow Corning notes that it can provide access to high-quality trichlorosilane, specialized silicon-based materials and supply chain consultancy to support a breakthrough manufacturing approach developed by Crystal Solar to produce monocrystalline ultra-thin silicon epi-wafers. Crystal Solar's epitaxial technology allows for high-efficiency solar panels at lower costs with advanced functionality to competing approaches, the company says.

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