Praxair Electronics has won three new contracts with solar customers in China, as the company continues to meet the needs of the rapidly growing solar sector.

Under the new contracts, Praxair is supplying silane, ammonia and bulk atmospheric gases to ShanXi LuAn Solar Energy in Changzhi, Shanxi Province, silane to Changzhou Trina Solar Energy Co. Ltd in Jiangsu Province, and silane and ammonia to Realforce Solar, a subsidiary of the Realforce Group in Jining, Shandon Province.

“Praxair’s gas and deposition material offerings play a key role in helping leading solar companies drive the cost competitiveness required to grow the industry,” said Anne Roby, President of Praxair Electronics.

“With more than 15 major new solar contracts over the past year, Praxair will continue its support of the rapidly growing solar supply chain as countries around the world look to diversify their energy supply.”

ShanXi LuAn Solar Energy is a producer of crystalline silicon solar ingots, wafers and modules and is expected to increase its production capacity to 1 gigawatt within two years. Trina Solar Energy was founded in 1997 and has been listed on the New York Stock Exchange since 2006.

Trina Solar Energy has developed a fully integrated business, from the production of monocrystalline and multicrystalline silicon ingots, wafers and cells to assembly of high quality modules. Realforce Solar is a producer of polysilicon solar cells and modules with 60 megawatts of annual capacity and plans to achieve 480 megawatts of annual capacity. Its product will be used to set up megawatt-scale solar photovoltaic on-grid power stations in China and will be exported to Europe and Australia.

Praxair Electronics currently serves more than 50 solar fabs worldwide, with a combined capacity of over 6 gigawatts, and is the largest industrial gas supplier to the polysilicon market. Praxair’s gas products, delivery systems and technologies are provided globally throughout the solar supply chain, enabling the production of crystalline and thin-film solar cells.

Gas offerings include bulk, on-site and specialty gases such as nitrogen, hydrogen, silane, ammonia, high purity argon, phosphorous and boron dopants, together with associated distribution equipment.