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Saudi Arabia Plans Polysilicon Plant

1:54 PM MDT | April 7, 2010 | Natasha Alperowicz

IDEA International Investment & Development (Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia) is planning to build a polysilicon plant as well as a solar wafers manufacturing facility at Yanbu, Saudi Arabia. The plant will be designed for 5,000 m.t./year of polysilicon, of which 1,500 m.t./year will be converted into 55 million solar wafers capable of generating 180 MW of electricity. The plant will also produce high-purity silicon for use in the electronics and semiconductor industry. The plant will be the first integrated polysilicon and solar wafer complex in the Mideast, IDEA...

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