The Linde Group has been awarded a long-term contract to supply all the gases for next-generation thin-film photovoltaic module production at Masdar's manufacturing site in Erfurt, Germany.
Under the turnkey contract, Linde will provide a complete gas storage and distribution system, as well as on-site gas management services. Linde will also supply nitrogen, hydrogen, silane and chamber-cleaning gases, as well as argon and helium.
Masdar says it is currently investing approximately approximately 150 million euros in the photovoltaic plant in Ichtershausen, near Erfurt. A further 300 million euros is being invested in the second plant in Taweelah near Abu Dhabi. Together, the two plants will have a target annual production capacity of 210 MWp and will produce 5.7 square-meter PV modules using tandem technology (a-Si/a-Si).
SOURCE: Masdar PV, The Linde Group