Masdar selects Linde to reduce carbon footprint of solar modules


Linde Gases has revealed that leading thin-film solar modules manufacturer Masdar PV GmbH has signed an agreement for its on-site generated fluorine, to eliminate the use of greenhouse gases.

A division of The Linde Group, Linde Gases’ fluorine technology will enable Masdar to reduce the carbon footprint of its solar cells.

The two companies have signed an agreement to qualify and adopt Linde’s on-site generated fluorine – a zero global warming solution for photovoltaic (PV) module process chamber cleaning. This extension of the collaboration between the two companies is a key element of Linde’s drive to help accelerate the PV industry from grid parity to green parity.

Masdar PV will eliminate the use of the greenhouse gas nitrogen trifluoride (NF3), which has a global warming potential 17,200 times that of CO2, from their state-of-the-art thin-film production facility in Ichtershausen, near Erfurt, Germany.

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