Tracking Module Shipments and the Effects of Rising Polysilicon Prices

pvnewslogo Tracking Module Shipments and the Effects of Rising Polysilicon Prices

In this month’s issue of PV News, the expert analysts at GTM Research dive into global module shipments.With a continuing boom in Germany, and rapidly developing markets inOntario, Canada, and the Czech Republic, the feature article is “ModuleShipment Trends: Whose Products Go Where?” Selling large volumes ofproduct into a new market is no small task, and a complete breakdown ofglobal market share amongst North American, European and Asianmanufacturers highlights who has a competitive advantage in each region.  Almost all of the major producers are included, as well as shipmentdata and revenue from the past three years.

Beginning this August, spot polysilicon prices have been on the rise,with some reports of sales above $85/kg. With spot prices increasing, PV News explores the overall effect on the market and long term pricing.As module manufacturers strive to drive down the cost of their productsand production capacity amongst polysilicon suppliers increases, thelong-term cost of polysilicon is a variable that will affect all aspects of the solar industry.

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