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SolarWorld to Create Largest U.S. Solar Silicon Plant

1:43 PM MDT | March 14, 2007 | Chemical Week Editorial Staff

Asbeck: Will debut new technology. Solar silicon manufacturer SolarWorld (Bonn, Germany) says it will refurbish and expand a silicon wafer manufacturing facility at Hillsboro, OR that it recently purchased from Komatsu Group for €30 million. The move will make Hillsboro the largest U.S. solar silicon cell manufacturing facility, SolarWorld says. SolarWorld will invest about €300 million ($394 million) in the facility. The plant will use a new mono-crystalline technology acquired from a former Shell business, says Frank H. Asbeck, chairman and CEO of...

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