AEP’s proprietary polysilicon technology employs an innovative process to produce polysilicon BBs, for the solar photovoltaic energy industry via the deposition of trichlorosilane (TCS) as the feedstock to fluidized bed reactors. This manufacturing method provides substantial benefits including lower energy consumption as compared to the traditional ‘Siemen’s’ method for producing polysilicon and virtual elimination of volatile waste gasses, resulting in the production of high purity granular polysilicon. AEP’s polysilicon BB’s are uniform and non-abrasive and do not generate substantial amounts of fines and dust compared to silane based FBR production methods.
The offering of AEP as a complete enterprise allows parties interested in gaining a major foothold in the solar supply chain the opportunity to acquire a, fully-automated, state-of-the-industry operation at an attractive price. Strong worldwide demand is expected for AEP’s world-class turnkey production facility, capital equipment, technologies and related intellectual property.
The auction of AEP’s assets will be staged on Tuesday, July 31, 2012, beginning 9:00 am ET onsite at the facility– 150 Roebling Road, Fairless Hills, PA 19030, as well as via dedicated private phone line for pre-approved parties wishing to participate in Lots #1 through #7. In the instance where a sale of Lots #1 through #7 is not consummated, parties may participate in the lot-by-lot equipment auction via live global webcast at www.hgpauction.com