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

Weekly polysilicon spot price indices of PVinsights and EnergyTrend in 2019

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In 2019 the weekly polysilicon spot price average provided by PVinsights got out of sync with other polysilicon price indices as it ignored the strongly rising market share of mono-grade polysilicon.

Shares of top three players, Longi, Zhonghuan Semiconductor and JinkoSolar, in global mono wafer capacity in 2019; shares of monocrystalline and multicrystalline modules in JinkoSolar’s shipments in 2018, 2019 and 2020

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Marking the rapid demise of multicrystalline technology, the world’s largest module supplier, JinkoSolar, expects monocrystalline modules to make up nearly 100% of its shipments in 2020.

Monocrystalline solar wafers from Longi Green Energy Technology

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Longi, the leading manufacturer of monocrystalline solar wafers, will accelerate the expansion of its production capacity, thus reaching its target of 65 GW already by the end of 2020, one year ahead of schedule.

Shares of global polysilicon production capacity

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U.S.-based REC Silicon is edging closer to shutting down its polysilicon plant in Moses Lake, Washington. The factory is currently running at 25% of its capacity.

Presentation by GCL System Integration at EU PVSEC 2018: Industrially feasible PERC cells on diamond wire sawn multicrystalline silicon wafers textured by RIE towards 21.62% efficiency

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The European PV conference has shown that multicrystalline solar cells are still in the game. Three out of seven members of the Silicon Module Super League are strong on multi and believe in the future of this technology.

Directional solidification furnaces for multicrystalline silicon at Daqo New Energy in Chongqing

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Daqo New Energy’s decision to abandon its multicrystalline wafer manufacturing unit in Chongqing appears as a sign of bigger things to come: The market share of multicrystalline wafers will fall drastically.

Diamond wire saw with monocrystalline silicon ingot

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pv magazine has published a background report on the surge of monocrystalline technology, driven by the two leading Chinese mono wafer manufacturers Longi and Zhonghuan Semiconductor.

Monocrystalline silicon ingot

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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.