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Dow Corning, Hemlock to Invest $3 Billion in Polysilicon

12:02 PM MST | December 22, 2008 | Rebecca Coons

Hemlock Semiconductor (Hemlock, MI), Dow Corning’s majority-owned joint venture, says it will invest up to $3 billion to boost polysilicon production for solar power applications. Plans include $1.2 billion to build a production plant at Clarksville, TN and $1 billion to expand capacity by up to 13,000 m.t./year at Hemlock, MI. Sun bathing: Hemlock sets aside billions for high-flying solar market. The Clarksville site will have an initial capacity of 10,000 m.t. of polysilicon, with the ability to expand production to 21,000 m.t./year, Hemlock says. Dow...

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