Frequently asked questions and our answers

There are some questions that Bernreuter Research is frequently asked about its polysilicon market reports and research. Click on the following questions to see our answers.

Is an electronic version of your polysilicon industry report available?

As a matter of principle, we do not provide an electronic version, but only hard copies of our industry reports for reasons of copyright protection. The delivery time is a maximum of two days for many locations worldwide – see our page on Payment & Shipping.

I am currently writing my master thesis. Can I get a free copy of your report for scientific purposes?

Our work is financed by the sale of reports, and their contents cannot be republished. Therefore, please understand that we cannot hand out free copies for scientific purposes.

Does the Polysilicon Market Outlook include past historical data for the polysilicon market?

The Polysilicon Market Outlook 2020 includes polysilicon production volume and capacity data for each individual manufacturer going back through 2013, the 2014 Who's Who of Solar Silicon Production data back through 2011, and the Basic Edition of the Who's Who of Solar Silicon Production (released in 2010) data back through 2006.

Can you provide input on the present landscape of polysilicon, wafer, cell and module manufacturers worldwide?

Unfortunately, we do not have the resources to provide customized studies, nor do we conduct primary market research on the complete PV value chain. For the middle part of the value chain (wafer, cell and module), we rely on secondary data from other sources.

Could you please get in touch to discuss a potential commercial due diligence mandate for the polysilicon market?

Bernreuter Research is focused on market research. We have neither the capacity nor the expertise to perform commercial or technical due diligence. However, we can recommend companies active in this field.

We need some consultancy on the silicon tetrachloride market. Have you investigated this in any detail?

As a by-product in polysilicon production, silicon tetrachloride (SiCl4) is mostly recycled back into the process loop. Few manufacturers – one of them being Wacker – process a part of it into fumed silica (also known as pyrogenic silica). Therefore, we do not focus on SiCl4 as a primary product in our market research.

Do you happen to have any recent data on the silane gas market? We would be interested in purchasing such reports.

(Mono)Silane only plays a role as an alternative feedstock to trichlorosilane in our market research; we do not collect any data on the silane gas market. So we are unfortunately not able to provide a respective report.