Bangladesh solar PV boom set to boost HPQ demand

By Jack Elliott
Published: Friday, 24 February 2012

South Asian country looks to have 2m solar home systems installed by end of 2012

Bangladesh-based Infrastructure Development Company Ltd (IDCOL) is looking to bring online 800,000 solar photovoltaic (PV) home systems in 2012, which could strengthen demand for high-purity quartz (HPQ).

Fused quartz crucibles for PV cell-grade silicon production  is one of the principal markets for HPQ, so Bangladesh’s plan to significantly up...

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