GT Solar Receives Approval For Wafer Production Line In Spain


GT Solar International Inc., a global provider of specialized production equipment, process technology and turnkey manufacturing services for the solar power industry, has received final acceptance for the design, installation and commissioning of what the company calls one of the most technologically advanced turnkey wafer fabrication lines in Spain.

Created for Leon-based DC Wafers, the wafer production line (GT-WAFFABTM) includes GT Solar's GT-DSS450TM ingot growth technology, coupled with advanced wafering systems and automated inline inspection tools.

GT Solar's turnkey services process experts worked closely with DC Wafers engineers to optimize the wafer line to increase productivity, boost quality and line yields, and lower production costs, the company explains. The line was designed to produce 30 MW of multicrystalline solar wafers annually, and it will likely exceed that target by up to an additional 5 MW, as the line is already operating at a better-than-expected polysilicon consumption rate, GT Solar adds.


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