Here’s Help With Solar-Cell Manufacturing

July 10, 2008
Solar cell makers can now go to Dow Corning Corp.’s Solar Solutions Application Center in Freeland, Mich., for help with materials used in making solar panels.

The 27,000-ft2 facility includes a laboratory, pilot equipment, and test gear. Dow’s offerings for solar include high-performance silicone products such as encapsulants, adhesives, coatings, potting agents and sealants, as well as next-generation solargrade silicon. The company earlier introduced Dow Corning PV 1101 Solar Grade Silicon, the industry’s first commercially available feedstock derived from metallurgical silicon using large-scale manufacturing processes. It can be blended with polysilicon to help ease silicon shortages.

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