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First polysilicon solar project in India

Posted: 27 Aug 2008     Print Version  Bookmark and Share

Keywords:polysilicon solar project  Haldia  solar complex  polysiclicon material 

A new polysilicon solar project will be established in the eastern Indian city of Haldia as part of an integrated solar complex, including a power plant, at a total cost of about Rs.5,357.31 crore ($1.25 billion).

The polysilicon project is part of what is claimed to be the world's largest integrated solar power complex being built by Bhaskar Silicon Ltd. The complex is expected come online in phases on an 800-acre site.

According to reports here, the polysilicon project will produce 2,500 tons of polysilicon material annually during its first phase and 5,000 tons after two years. A solar farm in the complex will also generate about 250 megawatts of power annually.

Nirupam Sen, minister of industry and commerce for the West Bengal government, said the plant will be configured for future semiconductor manufacturing. He did not elaborate on specific plans.

Jyoti Poddar, managing director of Bhaskar Silicon, said it will partner with Germany's Centrotherm Photovoltaics AG to build the complex. Other partners in the project, some of whom will also be making equity investments, include U.S.-based Perseus.

- K.C. Krishnadas
EE Times

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