24 Jun '11, 9pm

Cleantech Weekly Roundup

U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu recently announced the offer of a conditional commitment for a $275 million loan guarantee to Calisolar to commercialize its solar silicon manufacturing process. Calisolar’s process should produce silicon for use in solar cells at less than half the cost of traditional polysilicon purification processes, which will reduce the overall cost of solar modules and panels. At full production, the manufacturing plant is expected to produce 16,000 metric tons (MT) of solar silicon annually, equivalent to more than two gigawatts of solar power generation per year. The project will be built in three phases of 5,333 MT capacity each, and is expected to be located in a former General Motors stamping plant in Ontario, Richland County, Ohio. Calisolar estimates that the facility will generate, at its peak, nearly 1,100 permanent jobs and up to 1,000 cons...

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2011/06/24/cleantech-weekly-roun...

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