Norwegian Crystals manufactures high-quality and cost-efficient monocrystalline silicon products, such as bricks, wafers, and ingots. The products go downstream and serve as substrates for solar cells and together become solar modules. These modules are installed on rooftops or as part of a solar power facility all around the world.
The solar (PV) value chain has large gaps outside of Asia, including in ingot, brick, wafer and cell manufacturing. The lack of European capacity for such strategic materials places the EU’s energy autonomy and supply chain resiliency initiatives at risk.
NCR sells monocrystalline bricks and wafers in various sizes and with diverse properties. The production method, known as the Czochralski method, consists of melting high-purity silicon in a crucible at 1425℃ (2597 ℉) and then carefully extracting a single silicon crystal from the melt. NCR’s product roadmap is defined by customer requirements; to which end, NCR is currently moving to larger wafer sizes (M10/G12) as a key part of the company’s capacity expansion.