Linde secures access to 50% of China PV market


The Linde Group has today announced the award of three multi-million dollar photovoltaic (PV) contracts in China – providing the company with access to over 50% of the local PV market.

The Linde Group’s local subsidiary, Linde LienHwa has been awarded contracts by Tianwei Baoding, Hangzhou Amplesun Solar and ENN Solar in China.

Such agreements are seen as bolstering the company’s position as the world’s largest supplier of bulk and specialty gases to the thin film PV industry.

As part of the new long-term contracts, Linde will be providing ongoing delivery of bulk and specialty gases essential to make thin film solar cells – including large volumes of silane and hydrogen gas, used to deposit silicon light absorbing layers on large-area sheets of glass used in solar panels.

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