Linde to Address Sustainable PV Manufacturing at Intersolar North America

MURRAY HILL, N.J & NEW PROVIDENCE, N.J. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — July 12, 2010 — As the Photovoltaic (PV) market primes for recovery and quick-paced growth, Linde Gases Division will be showcasing solutions for sustainable PV manufacturing at the Intersolar North America Exhibition and Conference (13 – 15 July at San Francisco's Moscone Center West Hall).

The Linde Gases Division is part of The Linde Group, a world leading gases and engineering company. Intersolar North America, co-located with SEMICON West, focuses on photovoltaics and thermal solar technology.

Attendees are invited to visit Linde’s booth [#8129], where Linde specialists will highlight the company’s leading turnkey solutions for PV manufacturing, its global network of gas facilities and its line of high purity gases and chemicals for both crystalline and thin-film silicon cell manufacturing. They will also discuss how to achieve new levels of performance using Linde’s onsite fluorine chamber cleaning process.

Continuing its drive to move industry focus from Grid Parity to Green Parity, Linde experts will be presenting on sustainable manufacturing during the conference:

  • Paul Stockman, head of solar products and technology for Linde’s Electronics business, will be presenting “Materials Suppliers Perspectives as part of the track on ‘Delivering on the Promise of Sustainable PV Manufacturing’
    • WHEN: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Thursday, 15th July
    • WHERE: Intercontinental Hotel
  • Ian Travis, head of product management for Linde’s Electronics business, will be presenting on “Fluorine Chamber Cleaning: Reducing Carbon Footprint and Energy Pay-Back Time”at the Innovation Exchange
    • WHEN: 3 p.m. on Tuesday, 13th July
    • WHERE: Level 3, Moscone Centre West.

Linde has already enabled its electronics customers to reduce their CO2 emissions by a quarter of a million tons in 2010 by switching to on-site generated fluorine (F2) from nitrogen trifluoride (NF3). This is the same amount of CO2 produced by over 125,000 mid-size cars annually.

Over the past four years Linde has built a leading position in gases and chemical supply to both crystalline and thin-film silicon PV module manufacturers, in key markets including Germany, Spain, Italy, China, Taiwan and India. To date, Linde has partnered customers on projects with a production capacity of more than 6GWp (Gigawatt peak).

About The Linde Group

The Linde Gases Division, part of the Linde Group, is a leader in the international industrial and healthcare gases markets, providing compressed, bulk, specialty and medical gases, as well as chemicals to virtually all fields of industry globally. The company adds value to its customers’ businesses through the provision of state-of-the-art application technology, process know-how, services and equipment.

The Linde Group is a world leading gases and engineering company with almost 48,000 employees working in more than 100 countries worldwide. In the 2009 financial year it achieved sales of EUR 11.2 billion (USD 15.3 billion). The strategy of The Linde Group is geared towards sustainable earnings-based growth and focuses on the expansion of its international business with forward-looking products and services.

Linde acts responsibly towards its shareholders, business partners, employees, society and the environment – in every one of its business areas, regions and locations across the globe. Linde is committed to technologies and products that unite the goals of customer value and sustainable development.

For more information, visit Linde North America online at


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