"We are pleased to announce this significant operating milestone," commented Mr. Liansheng Miao, chairman and chief executive officer of Yingli Green Energy. "We expect the successful startup of this plant to further strengthen our leading position as one of the world’s largest vertically integrated photovoltaics manufacturers. Fine Silicon will also serve as a key platform to improve our raw material quality, which is an additional guarantee for our high performance PV modules."
Mr. Yuehe Zhang, general manager of Fine Silicon, highlighted a number of significant aspects of the polysilicon production, including:
- No chlorides or TCS are utilized in the manufacturing process, and the by-product sulfate is said to be easily treated; and
- No safety or environmental related incidents occurred during the construction and trial production period.