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Investment Started: 2009
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Co-investment by RUSNANO12.4 bln rubles
Russia’s first large-scale manufacturing of polysilicon
NITOL companies Usolie-Sibirsky Silicon and Usoliekhimprom in Usolie-Sibirskoe, Irkutsk Oblast, are setting up high-tech complexes where they will manufacture polycrystalline silicon.
Polycrystalline silicon (polysilicon) is the basic semiconductor material used in modern microelectronics, electric power, solar energy, and micromechanics. More than 80 percent of production of the world’s solar cells is based on polysilicon. Five countries provide most of the polysilicon production: the United States, Japan, Germany, Italy, and China.
The new plants in Irkutsk Oblast will produce raw materials for further development of Russian microelectronics. They are a meaningful step toward forming a new industry in Russia—solar energy engineering.
Areas of application
- Solar power generation
- Project implementation at integrated industrial complexes in proximity to deposits of metallurgical grade silicon
- Previous experience of the NITOL Group in successfully implementing integrated projects in the chemical industry