GCL Poly wraps up testing of polysilicon silane system
Oct 4, 2012 - Hong Kong-based GCL-Poly Energy Holdings Ltd (HKG:3800) said today a company unit had finalised a successful trial run of its first-phase polysilicon silane system that the firm is developing to cut its production costs.
The polysilicon silane system uses the Fluidized Bed Reactor (FBR) concept which, according to GCL-Poly, cuts by over 50% the energy demand of the polysilicon production process. With the solution subsidiary Jiangsu Zhongneng Polysilicon Technology Development has produced high-purity silane gas, a raw material used in the making of electronics and polysilicon.
GCL-Poly, which sells polysilicon and wafers to companies in the solar industry, said it would continue to design and advance its polysilicon production technology to cut both energy and material consumption. The company's ultimate goal is to bring solar power in China closer to grid parity, it says.