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The creation of a supply of mainly renewable energy sources is one of the 21st century's major challenges. In this respect, the sun and the wind play an essential role in a future energy mix. The key raw material for manufacturing solar cells is polysilicon – the purest material to permit large-scale production worldwide. Being an industrial-scale producer of hyperpure polysilicon since 1959 has made WACKER a pioneer in this growth market.
Setting a high standard of product quality and process sustainability, WACKER POLYSILICON is a major technology driver and leading supplier of high-purity polysilicon. Alongside solar technology, the semiconductor-electronics sector is another promising area in which polysilicon plays a vital role. There is thus an ever-growing worldwide demand for polysilicon. For this reason, WACKER is constantly expanding its production capacities. Hyperpure polysilicon gives our customers a crucial competitive edge throughout the solar supply chain and serves as a central starting point for added value in semiconductor electronics.
- Germany: Burghausen, Nünchritz
- USA: Charleston (Tennessee)
- Polysilicon for solar cells
- Polysilicon for electronics
- Photovoltaics, semiconductor electronics
WACKER in Tennessee
Beginning of 2016, WACKER produced the first polysilicon at the company’s new fully integrated production site in Bradley County, Tennessee. Production was ramped over the year and commissioning of the site completed. WACKER provides the same excellent quality out of Tennessee our customers are used to from our German sites.