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Broadening the Reach of the Sun

A new manufacturing facility in Santos Dumont, Brazil, is not only helping to make solar energy more viable, it also represents a great development opportunity for the community.

In 2006, Dow Corning established the advanced metallurgy facility. The new plant will play a crucial role in Dow Corning’s contribution to the solar industry, by offering a more economical grade of silicon. This will help to address the shortage in silicon supply and broaden the reach of sun technologies around the globe.

The Brazil facility is producing the first industrial scale silicon feedstock material that can be blended with polycrystalline silicon. The blended material is more economical and promises to relieve some of the shortages of solar-grade silicon. This is an important achievement that Dow Corning has been working toward for a number of years.

Dow Corning has invested millions in the facility. This investment supports the Corporation’s vision to take the benefits of silicon to everyone, everywhere.

Learn more about Dow Corning Solutions for the Solar Industry.

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