PV Tech predicts major shift to monocrystalline cells in 2018

Monocrystalline silicon ingot
Monocrystalline technology will get the edge on multicrystalline, predicts the market research arm of PV Tech – Image: Longi

Solar Intelligence, the market research arm of PV-Tech, forecasts that monocrystalline solar cells will jump to a market share of 49% in crystalline solar cell production in 2018 and will become the dominant technology by 2019.

This forecast may be somewhat controversial: For instance, the International Technology Roadmap for Photovoltaics expects a mono market share of 41% in 2019.

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