25 Aug '11, 8pm

GT Buys Confluence Solar, Set to Offer Novel Silicon Ingot Technology

GT Buys Confluence Solar, Set to Offer Novel Silicon Ingot Technology

Confluence Solar has developed equipment to make monocrystalline silicon ingots at lower costs than the conventional method, GT’s CEO Tom Gutierrez told financial analysts during a conference call Thursday. It’s a type of technology that has the solar world buzzing recently, including GT’s existing customers. Monocrystalline silicon cells are several percentage points more efficient, but also pricier, than their multicrystalline counterparts. Silicon ingots are materials that are made into wafers, from which solar cells are produced. The Confluence acquisition enables GT to enter the monocrstalline silicon equipment business. GT already sells equipment for making multicrystalline silicon ingots. The interest in this type of solution is extremely high,” Gutierrez said. “We will be the only merchant supplier in the marketplace for some time.” GT didn’t divulge the details of...

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