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Birla Surya selects GT Solar for India’s First Commercial-Scale Polysilicon Facility

Birla Surya, a part of the diversified Yash Birla Group (YBG), the conglomerate with business ranging from auto, chemicals, textiles, engineering, wellness, infrastructure to power, is betting big on the solar power business.

In August, Birla Surya  selected GT Solar to provide its DSS450HP crystallization furnaces for the India’s first integrated PV wafer-cell manufacturing facility located in Pune.

GT Solar GT Solar International, Inc. (NASDAQ: SOLR), a global provider of polysilicon production technology, and sapphire and silicon crystalline growth systems and materials for the solar, LED and other specialty markets. The company’s products and services allow its customers to optimize their manufacturing environments and lower their cost of ownership.

Subsequently, Birla Surya, has selected GT Solar  for its polysilicon production technology and related engineering services that will be used by Birla Solar that will be used in India’s first large-scale commercial polysilicon production facility located in Chhattisgarh.

GT Solar will be providing all aspects of polysilicon production including CVD reactors, chlorosilane recovery and trichlorosilane production and purification technology for the new production facility.

According to  Mr. Mohan Datari, CEO of Birla Surya, Ltd. “We selected GT Solar’s DSS crystallization furnaces because of their proven performance and reliability in producing high-quality multicrystalline ingots, and because of the exceptional level of service they have demonstrated in helping PV manufacturers quickly ramp their production environments.” ( Read more: here, here and here)




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