Air Products India gets two photovoltaic contracts

Air Products has announced that INOX Air Products Ltd., its joint venture in India, has recently signed two new contracts regarding its SunSourceTM Solutions gases and materials with leading Indian ph…

Air Products has announced that INOX Air Products Ltd., its joint venture in India, has recently signed two new contracts regarding its SunSourceTM Solutions gases and materials with leading Indian photovoltaic manufacturers. The first regards the long-term gas supply contract to provide bulk and speciality gases to HHV Solar Technologies Pvt. Ltd. (HHV Solar) at its thin-film PV fab in Bangalore. The contract regards the supply of hydrogen, nitrogen, oxygen and argon, as well as other speciality gases, such as silane, methane and dopant mixtures. INOX Air Products will also provide total gas management at HHV Solar“s research, development and demonstration fab. INOX Air Products will also supply speciality gases, including nitrogen, oxygen, silane and ammonia to the new PV facility of Jupiter Solar Power Ltd., a subsidiary of Jupiter International, at its facility at Baddi in Himachal Pradesh, India. Jupiter Solar Power Ltd. is also setting up PV solar cell manufacturing facilities in Himachal Pradesh and West Bengal with total investments of INR 1,500 crore (~USD 300 million). “India is an emerging PV market with strong support from the government. We are honoured to be selected as the supplier for these two PV projects in India. Our expertise in thin-film PV applications and complete set of SunSource PV offerings can help our customers continuously drive down their cost-per-watt through enhanced plant efficiency,” said Corning Painter, Air Products“ vice president and general manager, Global Electronics Division. “We are in a better position to support the fast-growing solar energy market with these two contract wins.” Air Products won more than 20 new contracts in Asia in 2008, serving both the crystalline and thin-film PV markets, and has also signed gas supply contracts with leading PV manufacturers in China, Taiwan, and Spain.