The 2014 Who's Who of Solar Silicon Production – Bernreuter Research


Overview of the report

Do you want to be up to date on the latest developments in the polysilicon industry? On its most recent technological innovations and the decisive market trends? The 2014 Who's Who of Solar Silicon Production provides you with all of that. It analyzes hundreds of data and details, presents them in a clear and compact form, and draws insightful conclusions to help you make the best strategic decisions.

This polysilicon market report offers comprehensive and up-to-date information on 130 companies in the polysilicon sector. It covers incumbent manufacturers, new entrants and aspirants from:

  • the Americas
  • Europe
  • Japan 
  • South Korea
  • China
  • Taiwan
  • Russia/Commonwealth of Independent States
  • India
  • the Arabian Peninsula.

Nine chapters give you valuable insight into:

  • the shakeout of roughly 50 polysilicon manufacturers
  • new trends for polysilicon production technologies
  • the latest developments at polysilicon companies
  • the perspectives for polysilicon supply through 2017
  • scenarios of polysilicon demand through 2017
  • consequences from the supply/demand balance
  • the development of the polysilicon spot price through 2017
  • the manufacturing costs of 48 polysilicon plants
  • seven major polysilicon market trends.

At 124 pages, the report is an ideal guide for polysilicon, solar and semiconductor companies, equipment suppliers and engineering firms, investors, analysts and researchers alike.

2014 polysilicon report with unique details

  • The introduction illustrates the connection between the polysilicon spot price and the number of manufacturers and details the shakeout by listing all companies that have stopped production since 2011 with production capacity and exit date.
  • The technology chapter re-assesses the technical viability and cost potential of 10 polysilicon manufacturing routes, including the dominant Siemens process and physical purification methods to obtain upgraded metallurgical-grade (UMG) silicon – all in light of the recent market development and new technological achievements.
  • The company chapter covers capacity expansions and plant shutdowns, technological progress and the latest project changes at 92 manufacturers and aspirants through concise updates, arranged according to world region and manufacturing approach. Each region is introduced by a brief summary of location factors and/or development trends.
  • The supply chapter provides you with 4 different scenarios of production volumes and end-of-year capacities for 85 polysilicon and UMG silicon plants and projects from 2011 through 2017. It highlights the market shares of the top ten manufacturers and the distribution of the global output by world region.
  • The demand chapter quantifies the polysilicon demand of the photovoltaic (PV) and semiconductor industries from 2012 through 2017. It uses an improved bottom-up approach, based on numerous forecasts for regional PV markets, in order to arrive at 3 different scenarios of global PV demand.
  • The balance chapter compares the various demand and supply scenarios, explains consequences from the supply/demand balance for market participants, and discusses changes in the cyclical pattern of the polysilicon industry.
  • The price chapter examines the factors that have influenced the polysilicon spot price since 2011 and uses data from customs statistics to assess the effect of Chinese anti-dumping duties. Based on a diligent analysis of industry cost curves, it forecasts the development of the polysilicon spot price through 2017.
  • The cost chapter provides data and background on cash production costs and depreciation rates of 48 polysilicon and UMG silicon plants from 2012 through 2017.
  • The conclusion succinctly summarizes seven major trends for the polysilicon industry and embeds them in a broader context.
  • A directory of 145 web sites from manufacturers, aspirants, equipment suppliers and engineering firms supplements the polysilicon report.

The 2014 Who's Who of Solar Silicon Production

Players, Technologies, Supply/Demand, Prices
Global Market Perspectives through 2017

  • Paperback:  124 pages (hard copy only, no electronic file)
  • Release date:  January 8, 2014
  • Dimensions:  29.4 x 21 x 0.8 cm (11.6 x 8.3 x 0.3 inches)
  • Delivery time:  2 to 3 business days to most locations,
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