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May 31, 2017

Silicor Materials Announces Production of PERC Mono Cells at 20% Efficiency Using Its Standard Solar Silicon

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Silicor Materials, Inc., a manufacturer of high-quality solar silicon and aluminum by-products, announced today that in its first ever attempt, the company has produced p-type mono PERC (Passivated Emitter Rear Cell) cells at approximately 20 percent efficiency, using 100 percent of its standard silicon feedstock.

August 10, 2016

Silicor Materials and AM Technical Solutions Close $8.9M USD Project Management Contract

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Silicor Materials, Inc., a manufacturer of high-quality solar silicon and aluminum by-products, today announced the signing of a contract with AM Technical Solutions (AMTS) – a construction and project management and facility solutions firm for the high tech markets – for the project management of Silicor’s first commercial-scale plant in Grundartangi, Iceland. The project is expected to break ground before the end of 2016 and be fully operational by 2019.

November 30, 2015

Silicor Materials Commits to Carbon Neutrality at Iceland Solar Silicon Plant

SAN JOSE, Calif.—Silicor Materials, a manufacturer of high-quality solar silicon, today announced an initiative to achieve a carbon-neutral status at its commercial manufacturing facility in Grundartangi, Iceland.

September 17, 2015

ON Power and Silicor Materials Sign a PPA

Reykjavík--Representatives of ON Power (ON) and Silicor Materials have signed a PPA for 40 megawatts of electricity to the US company's project at Grundartangi, Iceland, which will produce solar-grade silicon. The agreement raises the price of ON’s renewable energy significantly and it is not linked to the price of the product's buyer.

September 16, 2015

Silicor Materials Closes $105M in Equity Capital Commitments for Iceland Manufacturing Plant

SAN JOSE, Calif.—Silicor Materials, Inc., a manufacturer of high-quality solar silicon and aluminum by-products, announced today that it has secured $105M in equity capital agreements to support the construction of its first commercial-scale manufacturing operation in Grundartangi, Iceland.

August 21, 2015

Silicor Materials Honors Chairman John Corrent

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- With heavy hearts, the Silicor Materials team confirms the sudden passing of its beloved Chairman, John Correnti, at the age of 68.

July 29, 2015

American Solar Energy Society Honors Theresa Jester with 2015 Women in Solar Energy Award

SAN JOSE, Calif.—Silicor Materials, a global producer of high-quality solar silicon, announced today that its Chief Executive Officer, Theresa Jester, was honored with the 2015 Women in Solar Energy Award from the American Solar Energy Society (ASES).

June 19, 2015

Silicor Materials and MT Højgaard Ink $226.5M USD Construction Contract

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Silicor Materials, a producer of high-quality solar silicon, today announced the signing of a contract with MT Højgaard, a global player in the construction and civil engineering industry, for the design and construction of Silicor's commercial-scale plant in Grundartangi, Iceland.

April 22, 2015

Silicor Materials Signs Land Lease and Port Agreements for Icelandic Manufacturing Facility with Faxafloahafnir SF

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Silicor Materials, Inc., a producer of high-quality solar silicon, today announced major port and land agreements with Faxafloahafnir SF, Associated Icelandic Ports (AIP), which will support logistics and shipping services to Silicor’s commercial-scale plant in Grundartangi, Iceland. Silicor’s plant will yield up to 19,000 metric tons of solar silicon each year for the global solar market.

March 25, 2015

Silicor Materials Secures Multi-Million Dollar Equipment Contract with SMS Siemag

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Silicor Materials, Inc., a producer of high-quality solar silicon, today announced the signing of a multi-million dollar equipment contract with SMS Siemag, a global player in machinery and plant construction in steel and nonferrous metals processing, for Silicor’s commercial-scale plant in Grundartangi, Iceland. The Iceland plant is expected to be the lowest-cost silicon plant in the world.

August 26, 2014

World Economic Forum Names Silicor Materials a 2015 Technology Pioneer

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Silicor Materials, Inc., the lowest-cost manufacturer of high-quality solar silicon and a producer of aluminum by-products, today announced that it has been named a 2015 Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum. Silicor was one of only 24 companies to receive this year's prestigious distinction, which honors innovative organizations from around the world that are poised to have a significant impact on business and society.

July 15, 2014

Silicor Materials Selects Iceland Site for First Large-Scale Solar Silicon Plant

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Silicor Materials, Inc., the lowest cost manufacturer of high-quality solar silicon and a producer of aluminum by-products, announced today that it has selected a site at the port of Grundartangi in Iceland for its first large-scale solar silicon production facility.

December 11, 2013

Deutsche Bank and Jefferies Alum Joins Silicor Materials

SAN JOSE, Calif.—Silicor Materials, Inc. (“Silicor”), a manufacturer of high-quality solar silicon and aluminum by-products, has appointed financial veteran Adam Bergman as its senior vice president of business & corporate development. Leveraging nearly two decades of experience with global investment banks including Deutsche Bank, Jefferies & Company and JPMorgan Chase, Mr. Bergman will help to build Silicor’s relationships with strategic partners and global financial investors as well as offer insight into the company’s commercialization strategy.

September 04, 2013

Silicor Materials Hires Investment Banker, Receives Funding

SAN JOSE, Calif.—Silicor Materials, Inc. ("Silicor"TM), a manufacturer of high-quality solar silicon and aluminum by-products, has engaged Robert W. Baird & Co. Incorporated ("Baird") as its investment banker to assist with its next capital raise.

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Publications

Metallurgical Refinement of Silcon

Kirscht, F., Metallurgically Refined Silicon for Photovoltaics, Proceedings of the Third International Symposium on Nanotechnology, Energy and Space (NES-2013), August 6-8, 2013, Almaty, Kazakhstan. Available upon request.

Heuer, M., Metallurgical Grade and Metallurgically Refined Silicon for Photovoltaics, (2013), in Semiconductors and Semimetals, Advances in Photovoltaics: Part 2, Volume 89, Pages 77–134.

Kirscht, F., Heuer, M., Käs, M., Rakotoniaina, J.-P., Jester, T., Metallurgically Refined Silicon for Photovoltaics, Proceedings CSSC-6, Aix-les-Bains, France - Oct. 8-11, 2012.

Lynch, D., Winning the Global Race for Solar Silicon, (2009), TMS-JOM, Vol. 61, No.11 pp. 41-48.

Impurities and defects in Silicon for Solar Applications

Bartel, T., Gibaja, F., Graf, O., Gross, D., Kaes, M., Heuer, M., Kirscht, F., Möller, C., Lauer, K., Dynamics of iron-acceptor-pair formation in co-doped silicon, Appl. Phys. Lett. 103, 202109 (2013) Doi 10.1063/1.4830227.

Lauer, K., Möller, C., Schulze, D., Bartel, T., Kirscht, F., Calibration of excitonic photoluminescence to determine high aluminum concentrations in silicon, (2013), Phys. Status Solidi RRL, Vol.7(4), pp1862-6270, Doi 10.1002/pssr.201307028.

Gibaja, F., Bartel, T., Heuer, M., Graf, O., Kaes, M., Kirscht, F., Silicon Ingot Quality and Resulting Solar Cell Performance, (2013), Energy Procedia Vol. 38 pp. 551-560, Doi 10.1016/j.egypro.2013.07.316.

Bartel, T., Lauer, K., Heuer, M., Kaes, M., Walerysiak, M., Gibaja, F., Lich, J., Bauer, J., Kirscht, F., The Effect of Al and Fe Doping on Solar Cells Made from Compensated Silicon, (2012), Energy Procedia Vol. 27 pp. 45-52, Doi 10.1016/j.egypro.2012.07.027.

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