Bernreuter Research

New Solar PV Installations Approaching 100GW in 2017

Bernreuter Research expects a global polysilicon output of 460,000 to 465,000 metric tons (MT), including 30,000 MT of electronic-grade material for the semiconductor industry, in 2017. The newly installed photovoltaic (PV) capacity worldwide will exceed 95GW in 2017, according to the latest forecast of Bernreuter Research. “Supply of the feedstock polysilicon would even allow PV […]

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Silicon Consumption to Drop to 3.6 Grams per Watt by 2020: Bernreuter Research

“The polysilicon industry has to prepare for the fact that demand is slowing down on two fronts: The annual growth rate of global photovoltaic installations is decreasing, and the polysilicon consumption for each new gigawatt installed in 2020 will be only half as much as it was in 2010.” The average silicon consumption for manufacturing […]

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Polysilicon industry to experience severe cut-throat competition in 2018: Bernreuter Research

Bernreuter Research in its new report ‘Polysilicon Market Outlook 2020,’ has revealed that polysilicon industry will experience severe cut-throat competition in 2018. The research firm in its report states that half a dozen polysilicon manufacturers could be pushed out of business by the end of 2018. “Slowing demand from the photovoltaic industry on the one […]

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