Proposal for countrys first solar-grade silicon unit in state

Himachal Pradesh will have the country's first solar-grade silicon plant, based on environment friendly, state-of-the-art technology. The plant will be set-up by Indo-Norwegian Solar Company. "It will manufacture silicon ignots and wafers at 70 per cent lower cost, to meet India's emerging demand for solar cells. The price of silicon has been increasing rapidly as there are only few manufacturers of solar-grade silicon,' Erik Tonseth, chairman of the company, said.