Polysilicon shifting form semiconductor to solar use, say Taiwan makers

  • Leading suppliers of polycrystalline silicon material (poly-Si) around the world, viewing that demand from the solar energy industry will keep growing in 2009 while that from semiconductor industry will decrease, may allocate increased portions of their output for solar players in 2009, according to makers of solar-grade polycrystalline silicon wafers in Taiwan. The global consumption of solar-grade poly-Si amounted to 27,673 metric tons in 2007, surpassing that of 23,570 metric tons of semiconductor-grade poly-Si for the first time, the sources pointed out.

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