SHANGHAI, CHINA: Praxair China has won a new contract with Changzhou Trina Solar Energy Co. Ltd to supply silane, ammonia, argon, nitrogen and oxygen to Trina Solar’s new production facility in Changzhou, Jiangsu Province. Praxair China has been supplying Trina Solar’s other production facilities in the west and southeast sites of Trina Solar Industrial Park in Changzhou.
Praxair China will deliver silane in tube trailers, contributing reliability, safety and flexibility in product supply.
“We value Praxair's contribution to our manufacturing excellence in terms of safety, supply reliability and quick response,” said Patrick Lu, Trina Solar’s VP, Supply Chain Management. “When the global economic outlook is challenging, Praxair’s effective support of our project has great significance for our position in the solar market.”
“Praxair China is pleased to further strengthen our partnership with Trina Solar,” said Minda Ho, president of Praxair China. “In addition to helping this leading solar company drive the cost competitiveness required to grow the industry, we also share Trina Solar’s goals of energy efficiency and delivering environmental benefits.”
Praxair’s electronics business currently serves more than 50 solar production facilities worldwide with a combined capacity of over 6 gigawatts. Praxair's gas products, delivery systems and technologies are provided globally throughout the solar supply chain, enabling the production of crystalline and thin-film solar cells. Gas offerings include bulk, on-site and specialty gases such as nitrogen, hydrogen, silane, ammonia, high-purity argon, phosphorous and boron dopants, together with associated distribution equipment.
Praxair also offers a full line of planar and tubular sputtering targets for the deposition of metal and transparent conducting oxide (TCO) thin-film layers which are critical to the performance of photovoltaic devices. Praxair is a leader in the development of AZO, copper, nickel vanadium and aluminum next-generation tubular targets, which enable more cost-effective fabrication of thin-film photovoltaic cells.