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WACKER und SCHOTT in talks about joint venture to produce solar wafers

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establishment of joint ventures

20.07.2007

Munich / Mainz, 07/20/2007 - Wacker Chemie AG and SCHOTT Solar GmbH, a subsidiary of  SCHOTT AG, intend to set up a joint venture to produce silicon wafers for solar applications. Negotiations are well advanced. The joint venture could start production of multicrystalline silicon ingots and solar wafers, which are a precursor for solar cells, this year. Solar wafer production capacity is targeted to reach about one gigawatt per year by 2012. WACKER and SCHOTT shall each hold a 50 percent equity stake in the joint venture.

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