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Wacker JV Expands Silicon Ingots Complex in Germany

9:01 AM MDT | June 17, 2008 | Chemical Week Editorial Staff

Wacker Schott Solar (Jena, Germany) says it will build a multicrystalline silicon ingot production facility at Jena, as part of a previously announced €370-million ($573 million) investment program to raise combined production capacity to 1 gigawatt by 2012 at Alzenau, Germany and Jena. Wacker Schott Solar is a joint venture between Wacker Chemie and Schott that produces hyperpure polycrystalline silicon wafers, the starting material for solar cells. Wacker Schott Solar commissioned a wafer production facility, dubbed Jena Site 2, last April. The Jena Site 1...

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