AEG Thyrobox PI Marks Breakthrough in Polysilicon Production Efficiency
AEG Thyrobox PI Increases Polysilicon Production Output by 20 Percent
AEG Power Solutions (AEG PS) introduced its new Thyrobox PI power system for the first time at the 25th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition in Valencia, Spain. The Thyrobox PI allows manufacturers of polysilicon to increase the production output of their existing polysilicon reactors by 10% to 20%.
Thyrobox PI can easily be added to existing AEG Power Solutions Thyrobox power systems. That way it allows for permanently lowered operational costs with minimal investment as no new or additional deposition reactors are needed. In addition to increased polysilicon productivity the Thyrobox PI reduces internal thermal stresses thus preventing rod cracks, allows for more uniform growth, improves rod joint bridge shaping and minimizes hot spots.
Along with the introduction of the Thyrobox PI, AEG Power Solutions is partnering with GT Solar to offer the Thyrobox PI as part of a turnkey solution using GTSolar’s SDR series of CVD reactors. This next generation power system is designed to be integrated with GT’s SDR-400 to enable reactor capacities over 500 MTA. “GT Solar is pleased to be working with AEG in bringing this new and exciting technology to market,” said Dave Keck, Vice President and General Manager of GT Solar’s polysilicon division. “AEG PS’ vision is consistent with GT Solar’s vision of delivering sustained value to customers by lowering the cost of PV manufacturing.”