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China-531 to accelerate demise of multi; polysilicon consumption decline to 3g/W by 2022

Sep 06, 2018 1:03 PM BST By Finlay Colville, Head of Research, PV-Tech & Solar Media Ltd., Solar Media. Much has been written and voiced over the past couple of months in the PV industry, following the so-called China-531 policy announcement that finally provided a wake-up call to Chinese manufacturers that their domestic end-market was not going[…]

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The ultra-pure, super-secret sand that makes your phone possible

The processor that makes your laptop or cell phone work was fabricated using quartz from this obscure Appalachian backwater. BY VINCE BEISER FRESH FROM CHURCH on a cool, overcast Sunday morning in Spruce Pine, North Carolina, Alex Glover slides onto the plastic bench of a McDonald’s booth. He rummages through his knapsack, then pulls[…]