Hoku Scientific (HOKU) Signs $300 Million Polysilicon Deal

Hoku Scientific (HOKU) ramped up 15% today and above the 50 day moving average on news of a big supply deal for solar grade polysilicon.  HOKU will supply China based Kinko Energy with solar grade polysilicon over a 10 year period beginning in late 2009 with a value of approximately 300 million.  The contract calls for an initial $10 million payment to HOKU and additional prepayments of 20 and 25 million over the next 6 months. 

“We are pleased to have established a relationship with Kinko Energy, an emerging player in the global silicon ingot and wafer industries,” said Dustin Shindo, chief executive officer of Hoku Scientific. “Kinko Energy’s strategic approach and their focus on growth in the solar market make them an excellent long-term partner for Hoku.”

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