|By tuning into the needs of the global solar industry, we are
helping you change how future generations will power their homes, businesses,
hospitals, factories and more. You can depend on Dow Corning to help meet
the silicon-based material needs of the global solar industry:
|Increased raw material supply – New production
capacity from Dow Corning is helping meet the need for a reliable supply
of solar-grade polycrystalline silicon.
|Investment in monosilane – Construction of a new monosilane
manufacturing facility in Hemlock, Michigan (adjacent to Hemlock Semiconductor
Group’s polysilicon manufacturing site) will provide monosilane for thin-film
solar technology and expand feedstock offerings.
|Material solution options – High-throughput encapsulant construction
solutions increase module durability and efficiency while lowering total cost
|High-efficiency manufacturing – Customer collaboration has resulted in
development of a process to significantly increase solar
panel production rates and improve watt efficiency, module life and UV