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Siemens Process

Handbook of Photovoltaic Silicon

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Polysilicon is the elementary raw material for integrated circuits and photovoltaic products. In recent years, the technology of polysilicon made a great progress, its cost dramatically reduced, and it provided ideal conditions for photovoltaic energy power to the state-set price. This chapter summarizes the achievements of Siemens process, including the technology process, the technical principle, main equipment, technological operations, polysilicon quality control, energy-saving feature, and cost reduction. This could be used as a reference for the production of polysilicon.

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This article is grateful for the help of Zheng Ning, Shi Hewu, Zhang Chao, China ENFI Engineering Technology Co., Ltd., Secretary-General of China Photovoltaic Industry Association Wang Bohua, and my wife Dr. Li Rong.

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Dazhou, Y. (2018). Siemens Process. In: Yang, D. (eds) Handbook of Photovoltaic Silicon. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-52735-1_4-1

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    DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-52735-1_4-1