Solar Wafer Market Trends

Solar Wafer Market Trends

Global Industry Analysts, Date of Publication: Mar 26, 2014, 21 Pages

Solar Wafers or photovoltaic panels have been used for a long time to generate green energy from sunlight. Photovoltaic units are made of materials that can be electrically activated on the exposure of sunlight. The global solar wafer market is attracting increasing R&D investments and the new functionalities along with technical innovations are driving the market growth.

The report analyzes and presents an overview of Solar Wafers market worldwide and also provides a review of market trends in several regional markets including China, the United States, and Europe. The report also discusses various strategic industry activities of major companies witnessed by the industry over the last few years. In addition, 52 companies operating in the Solar Wafers arena worldwide including GCL-Poly Energy Holdings Ltd., LDK Solar Hi-Tech Co. Ltd., ReneSola Ltd., SolarWorld AG, Yingli Green Energy Holding Co. Ltd., and others are profiled.


Solar wafers - An Introduction 1
China - The Leading Force in Global Solar Energy Industry 1
Profit Margins to Inflate in PV Market 1
Cast-Mono Technology to Witness Increasing Adoption in Solar
Wafer Production 2
Chinese Solar Manufacturers to Expand Manufacturing Bases 2
Market Constrains for Chinese Solar Producers 2
Global Demand 2
Oversupply 3
New Regulations 3
Regional Policy Impact 3
Effect of Natural Calamities 3

US 4
Solar Power Installations Post Strong Growth 4
Europe 4
Europe Commission to Impose Anti-dumping Duties on Chinese
Solar Products 4
Competition 5
Table 1: Top 5 Solar Wafer Manufacturers Ranked By Their
Annual Production Capacities (GW) 5

1366 Technologies Establishes 25MW Solar Wafer Production
Facility in Massachusetts 6
LDK Solar Inks Supply Agreement with Realforce Power 6
Panasonic to Discontinue Manufacturing of Solar Wafers at
Oregon Facility 6
Sino-American Silicon Products to Take Over Sino-Solar 6
Spectrolab Unveils Advanced Solar Wafer 6
Henan Xindaxin Materials to Take Over Solar Units of LDK Solar 7
IQE Receives Contract from Solar Junction to Supply CPV Solar
Wafers 7
IDEA Polysilicon Signs Agreement with Centrotherm Photovoltaic 7
OSM Solar and LDK Solar Sign Deal 7
Panasonic Energy Malaysia Establishes New Photovoltaic Facility 7
ReneSola Inks Agreement with E.ON Climate & Renewables to
Supply Solar Modules 7
ReneSola Inks Agreement with Solar Planet Power to Sell 255W
Poly Modules 8
ReneSola Receives Contract to Supply Virtus Solar Modules to
SCHOTT Solar to Establish Joint Venture with WACKER Chemie 8
First Philec Solar and Nexolon Sign Joint Venture Agreement 9
GCL-Poly Signs Agreement with China Sunergy to Supply 4.4MW
Solar Wafers 9
Green Energy Technology Enters into Joint Venture with Taiwan
Polysilicon and Motech Industries 9
JA Solar Holdings Takes Over Silver Age Holdings 9
LDK Solar to Acquire Majority Stake in Solar Power 9
LDK Solar Establishes New Cell Manufacturing Facility 10
Sino-American Silicon Products and Solartech Energy to Form
Strategic Alliance 10
Comtec Solar Secures Orders for Monocrystalline Solar Wafers 10
First Philec Solar to Expand Manufacturing Facility in Batangas 10
JA Solar Holdings Signs Supplemental Polysilicon and Wafer
Supply Agreement with GCL-Poly Energy Holdings 11
LDK Solar to Take Over Crystalline Module Production Unit of
Best Solar 11
LDK Solar Inks Supply Contact with Shanxi Lu'an Photovoltaic
Technology 11
LDK Solar Inks Sales Agreement with BYD 11
LDK Solar Obtains Contract for Solar Modules from Enel 12
LDK Solar Inks Module Supply Agreement with ABB Group 12
ReneSola Enters into Wafer Supply Agreement with Neo Solar
Power and Solartech Energy 12
ReneSola Enters into Solar Module OEM Agreement with Leading
Solar Company 12
Solargiga Energy Holdings Forms Joint Venture with Liaoning
Oxiranchem for Multicrystalline Silicon Solar Wafers and
Ingots Project 12
SolarWorld Establishes New Multicrystalline Wafer Production
Plant in Freiberg 13

Eversol Launches High-Efficiency Solar Wafers 14
ReneSola Launches Virtus® V-grade Wafers and PV Modules in
North and South America 14
Twin Creeks Technologies Unveils Hyperion Solar Wafer
Production System 14

1366 Technologies, Inc. (USA) 15
Advantec Co., Ltd. (Japan) 15
Advantiv Technologies, Inc. (USA) 15
AU Optronics Corporation (AUO Crystal) (Taiwan) 15
Canadian Solar, Inc. (Canada) 15
CETC Solar Energy Holdings Co., Ltd. (China) 15
Chongqing Daqo New Energy Co., Ltd. (China). 15
CNPV Solar Power SA (Luxembourg) 16
Comtec Solar (China) 16
Deutsche Solar GmbH (Germany) 16
ET Solar Group (China) 16
Eversol Corporation (Taiwan) 16
GCL-Poly Energy Holdings Ltd. (Hong Kong) 16
Golden Concord Holdings Ltd. (Hong Kong) 16
Green Energy Technology, Inc. (Taiwan) 16
Hanwha SolarOne Co., Ltd. (China) 17
IDEA Polysilicon Company (Saudi Arabia) 17
JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd. (China) 17
Jiangxi Sornid Hi-Tech Co., Ltd. (China) 17
Jinkosolar Holding Co., Ltd. (China) 17
Just Solar Co., Ltd. (China) 17
Kemi Silicon, Inc. (USA) 17
LDK Solar Co., Ltd. (China) 18
Maharishi Solar Technology Ltd. (India) 18
MEMC Electronic Materials, Inc. (USA) 18
Microsys International (S) Pte., Ltd. (Singapore) 18
NorSun AS (Norway) 18
Osung LST Co., Ltd. (Korea) 19
PV Crystalox Solar PLC (UK) 19
Qatar Solar Technologies (Qatar) 19
ReneSola Ltd. (China) 19
Rexor (Korea) 19
Schott Solar Wafer GmbH (Germany) 19
SemSil Technologies Pvt., Ltd. (India) 19
Silicon Valley Microelectronics, Inc. (USA) 19
Sino-American Silicon Products, Inc. (Taiwan) 19
Solargiga Energy Holdings Ltd. (Hong Kong) 20
SolarWorld AG (Germany) 20
SolarWorld Asia Pacific Pte., Ltd. (Singapore) 20
Spectrolab (USA) 20
Swiss Wafers AG (Switzerland) 20
Targray Technology International, Inc. (Canada) 20
TIANWEI New Energy Holdings Co., Ltd. (China) 20
TKX Corporation (Japan) 21
The SolarWorld Group (USA) 21
Utech Solar Corporation (Taiwan) 21
Wacker Schott Solar GmbH (Germany) 21
Wanfeng PV Co., Ltd. (China) 21
Yash Birla Group - Birla Surya Ltd. (India) 21
Yingli Green Energy Holding Co., Ltd. (China) 21
Zhenjiang Rietech New Energy Science Technology Co., Ltd. (China) 21
ZNShine Solar (China) 21


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