June 12, 2014 - GT Advanced Technologies today announced that it has secured a project win for its proprietary, next-generation HiCz continuous feeding puller technology that is expected to help enable the solar industry's transition to higher efficiency, lower cost solar material. The company has entered into an agreement with Qatar Solar Energy to supply its HiCz™200 furnaces for QSE's integrated PV manufacturing project in Doha, Qatar.
"We are pleased that GT has been selected to supply its HiCz™200 monocrystalline furnace to QSE," said Dave Keck, executive vice president of GT's solar business. "This is an exciting opportunity for GT to have our leading edge HiCz technology selected to be a part of the first vertically integrated PV manufacturing facility in the MENA region. The GT HiCz 200 furnace is expected to produce high quality n-type wafers for solar cells with efficiencies that exceed 22 percent."
HiCz is GT's proprietary next-generation monocrystalline PV puller capable of growing both p-type and n-type monocrystalline ingots.