Homoepitaxial growth has been performed on Si-face nominally on-axis 4H-SiC substrates. Special attention was paid to the surface preparation before starting the growth. Si-face polished surfaces were studied after etching under C-rich, Si-rich and under pure hydrogen ambient conditions. In-situ surface preparation, starting growth parameters and growth temperature are found to play a vital role to maintain the polytype stability in the epilayer. High quality epilayers with 100% 4H-SiC were obtained on full 2” wafer. Complete PiN structure was grown and more than 70% of the diodes showed a stable behavior and the forward voltage drift was less than 0.1 V. Also, a comparison of the electroluminescence images of diodes before and after heavy injection of 125 A/cm2 for 30 min did not show any sign of stacking fault formation in the device active region.