I'm always watching for sales agreements or any indications that a Chinese PV company will expand production.
25 Jan 11 several sources are reporting that Praxair Electronics has signed three contracts with Chinese PV manufacturers. The company will supply silane, ammonia and bulk atmospheric gas to Shanxi Luan Solar Energy, based in Changzhi, Shanxi, and silane to Changzhou Trina Solar, a subsidiary of Trina Solar. Praxair Electronics will also supply silane and ammonia to Realforce Solar, owned by Realforce Group in Jining, Shandong.
ShanXi LuAn Solar Energy is expected to increase its production capacity to 1 GW within the next two years. Realforce Solar plans to achieve 480 MW of annual capacity but has not set a specific timeline.
Anne Roby, president of Praxair Electronics, which serves over 50 solar power firms worldwide, said the company won 15 major new solar contracts last year.
Reportedly, Praxair (China) Investment Co Ltd, controlled by Praxair Inc, is a leading industrial gas provider in China and headquartered in Shanghai.