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Linde to supply gases for, and co-develop solar cells

By Gerald Ondrey |

Linde Nippon Sanso (LNS), a company of The Linde Group (Munich, Germany; www.linde.com), has signed an exclusive contract with Malibu GmbH & Co. KG (Bielefeld, Germany), to supply all of the gases needed to make photovoltaic modules. The long-term contract comprises over-the-fence supply of nitrogen, hydrogen, silane, nitrogen trifluoride, argon, and helium. The turnkey installation includes a complete gas distribution network and gas leak detection system.  LNS will also provide on-site gas and chemical management services. Additionally, Linde and Malibu have entered into a Joint Development Program for the development of advanced gas technology to improve cell efficiency, throughput and yield. Malibu is a joint venture between energy service provider E.ON and Schüco, a major worldwide provider of building envelope systems. Using the innovative thin-film technology, Malibu will initially construct a 40 MW photovoltaic module production line in Osterweddingen, Germany, incorporating multi-layer cell technology for increased efficiency. As the plant is scheduled to increase in size, Linde will add N2, H2 and fluorine onsite plants.
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