DANBURY, USA: Praxair Electronics, a division of Praxair Inc., has been awarded a contract by SANYO Solar of Oregon LLC to supply its new manufacturing facility in Salem, Oregon, with bulk argon and nitrogen.
SANYO Solar of Oregon will construct a new plant for the manufacture of solar ingots and wafers in Salem’s Renewable Energy and Technology Park.
The plant is scheduled to begin operations in October 2009 and to be in full operation by April 2010 with a production capacity of approximately 70 MW, bringing the SANYO Group’s total for ingot and wafer production capacity in America to approximately 100 MW.
“We chose Praxair Electronics for its proven track record of supply reliability and its bulk-gas production capacity,” said Scott Landrigan, SANYO Solar of Oregon’s director of facilities.
“Praxair provides gases and sputtering targets to over 40 photovoltaic component manufacturers around the world,” said Mark Murphy, president, Praxair Electronics.
“We are pleased to have been selected to supply argon and nitrogen to SANYO Solar of Oregon’s new state-of-the-art facility in Salem and to continue our contribution to alternative energy market growth.”