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GTSolar promotes the latest CVD reactors for the production of polysilicon

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GT Solar International, Inc. is a global provider of polysilicon production technology for solar, LED and other specialty markets, as well as sapphire and silicon crystal growth systems, based in Murray Mack, New Hampshire. The company's products and services can help customers optimize the manufacturing environment and reduce the cost of ownership.

SDR400 can increase the productivity of 33%, and the production of 1 kg of polysilicon power consumption reduced by 20%

GT Solar International, Inc. (Nasdaq: SOLR) is a global provider of polysilicon production technology for solar, LED and other specialty markets, as well as sapphire and silicon crystal growth systems. Today announced the launch of the SDR ™ 400 Next Generation CVD (Chemical Vapor Deposition) reactor for the production of high purity polysilicon. The SDR400 reactor can produce more than 400 metric tons of polysilicon per year. The new SDR400 consumes about 20% less electricity per kilogram of polysilicon than the company's previous-generation SDR300.

GTSolar also announced that it is working with AEGPowerSolutions, based in Germany, to provide a new power supply, Ary-Thryobox ™ PI, designed to further increase the yield of SDR400 reactors. The new power supply will be available as an optional part of the standard SDR400 configuration to increase polysilicon production to more than 500 metric tons per year. GTSolar customers using the previous generation of reactors will be able to upgrade these systems to achieve the expected annual production growth.

"Our new SDR400CVD reactor further strengthens our polysilicon production technology leadership, enabling customers to increase annual polysilicon production by 33 percent over the same footprint," said Dave Keck, vice president and general manager of GTSolar's polysilicon division. Production of 1 kg of polysilicon can reduce power consumption by about 20%, which reduces their cost of ownership and enhance their competitiveness.

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