Bernreuter Research analyzes the solar industry with a special focus on polysilicon, the first step of the photovoltaic (PV) value chain. The highest quality information on the polysilicon industry and its markets, the PV and semiconductor industries – this is what we are aiming to provide you with through our reports. Our approach to achieve this rests upon three pillars:

Concentration on polysilicon

Concentration on polysilicon

Bernreuter Research specializes in market research exclusively on polysilicon production in order to analyze this sector in great width and depth. This differentiates us from large consulting companies who either cover the entire value chain of the solar industry from silicon to the installer, or even publish market research reports on many different industries. This is why they only look at the leading polysilicon manufacturers.

Integrative view of PV value chain

Integrative view of PV value chain

Our focus on the polysilicon industry is embedded in a broader context. Coming originally from photovoltaic journalism, we have been closely watching the solar industry since 1999. As the PV branch today consumes more than 90% of polysilicon produced worldwide, we track PV installations in more than 100 countries and analyze the development of the specific silicon consumption in grams per watt throughout the PV value chain.

Passion for sophisticated research

Passion for sophisticated research

Above all, it is the thoroughness of his work that has made Johannes Bernreuter, the founder of Bernreuter Research, one of the most reputable photovoltaic journalists in Germany. This commitment to high quality is also the guiding principle for our market research through extensive, multi-lingual internet research, patent research, e-mail exchange, attendance of conferences and trade shows, phone and face-to-face interviews.

The specialty of our reports

We offer you in-depth reports on the polysilicon industry and its markets, the solar and semiconductor industries:

  • Not only are the market leaders examined carefully, but also all polysilicon manufacturers.
  • Moreover, companies in research and pilot phases are presented.
  • The reports supply detailed figures on production volumes and future capacity plans.
  • Our bottom-up supply scenarios are based on future volumes individually modelled for each producer.
  • Our demand scenarios are built on the analysis of PV installations in more than 100 countries.
  • The latest developments in the semiconductor industry are tracked as well.
  • Innovative technologies for polysilicon production are explained in great detail.

Who the reports are useful for

Our reports provide an abundance of valuable information for

  • solar, semiconductor and polysilicon companies,
  • equipment suppliers and engineering firms,
  • investors, consultants and researchers.
The Who's Who of Solar Silicon Production (Basic Edition)

The reports of Bernreuter Research are a valuable resource for solid insight into the rapidly evolving photovoltaic industry. The well-researched content provides an easy to digest forward view of upcoming market and technology trends.

Charlie Gay, Solar Industry Veteran

The benefits for you

You benefit from our specific market research approach in many ways:

  • Professional know-how: Long-term experience has made its way into our polysilicon market reports. Already in 2001, we authored our first polysilicon market analysis.
  • Comprehensive overview: You receive a complete picture of the large as well as the small manufacturers, of established companies as well as innovative start-ups.
  • Thorough market analysis: We do not just pour market research figures into sentence switchboards. Instead, each report carefully carves out new trends, helping you to assess a very dynamic market.
  • Technological depth: You receive details about technical processes and innovations, which you will not find in the common market research reports. Thus, you gain insight into trends of the future.
  • Comprehensible description: Our reports do not contain unnecessary special jargon. Technical details are easy to understand as they are explained to you by a competent specialized journalist.
  • Compact presentation: Our reports are not only written clearly, but are also full of facts – this has been confirmed by several journalistic awards. With our reports, you get high value at a fair price.

Get Your In-depth Report: The Polysilicon Market Outlook 2024

  • Benefit from 76 pages full of rich data, in-depth analyses and detailed forecasts on the polysilicon, solar and semiconductor industries
  • Learn all about the latest developments of polysilicon manufacturing technologies (Siemens process, fluidized bed reactor, upgraded metallurgical-grade silicon)
  • Obtain comprehensive data on production volumes and capacities of 42 solar-grade and electronic-grade polysilicon plants from 2016 through 2024
  • Gain insight into decisive market trends, based on four sophisticated scenarios of supply and demand through 2024
  • Get valuable guidance with cash cost data on 25 solar-grade polysilicon plants and spot price forecasts through 2024

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