News on PV installations

News on suppliers, market trends and technology innovations in polysilicon and wafer production is selected, assessed and written for you by Bernreuter Research.

Groundbreaking ceremony for a 100,000-ton fluidized bed reactor (FBR) plant of GCL-Poly in Leshan, Sichuan province, China on October 18, 2020

(comments: 0)

China-based polysilicon manufacturers outdo each other with ever bigger capacity announcements. What appears like a bodybuilder competition has a serious background: accelerating PV growth.

Polysilicon EBITDA margins of Daqo, OCI, REC Silicon and Wacker from Q3 2018 through Q3 2019

(comments: 0)

After weaker results in the second quarter due to maintenance, China-based polysilicon manufacturer Daqo New Energy achieved so far unthinkable cash production costs of US$5.85/kg in the third quarter.

REC Silicon’s fluidized bed reactor polysilicon plant in Moses Lake, Washington with vehicle at night

(comments: 0)

U.S.-based polysilicon manufacturer REC Silicon has blamed the layoff of 100 employees on the trade dispute, but it is more a response to the slump of global demand in the wake of China’s cap on domestic PV installations.

PV system in China

(comments: 0)

The National Development and Reform Commission of China said on June 7 it would accelerate the planned launch of a quota system that would force provinces to buy more power from renewable energy sources.

polysilicon chunks

(comments: 0)

The Chinese government’s decision to reduce the approval of new photovoltaic (PV) installations drastically will have a severe impact on the global PV supply chain.

Wacker’s U.S. polysilicon plant in Charleston, Tennessee

(comments: 0)

Bernreuter Research expects a 120 GW PV market in 2018, with approximately 65 GW of new installations in China, and no polysilicon oversupply.

PV system in China

(comments: 0)

According to data from China’s New Energy Administration, grid connections of domestic PV systems reached 52.83 GW in 2017.

polysilicon chunks

(comments: 0)

Several factors are playing a role in driving up the current polysilicon spot price.

SMA’s market outlook of global new PV installations 2017 - 2020

(comments: 0)

Major solar inverter manufacturer SMA anticipates 98 gigawatts (GW) of newly installed PV power worldwide in 2017. Its outlook for 2020 is conservative: only 127 GW.

Monthly polysilicon imports into China from October 2016 through September 2017

(comments: 0)

With a volume of 17,628 metric tons (MT) in September, polysilicon imports into China reached the second record high in a row after they had hit 16,141 MT in August.