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Wacker Inaugurates Polysilicon Plant in Germany, Upbeat on Photovoltaics Market

4:20 AM MDT | April 27, 2012 | Natasha Alperowicz

Wacker Chemie today held an inauguration ceremony for its hyperpure polysilicon production facilities at Nünchritz, Germany. Stanislaw Tillich, the prime minister of Saxony and other officials attended the event. Wacker invested €900 million ($1.19 billion) in the project, which created more than 500 jobs.  Initial production began at the site last fall and the start-up phase is now almost complete, the company says. The plant is expected to reach its full capacity of 15,000 m.t./year within the next few weeks. Wacker is ramping up its global...

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