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Global Solar Wafer Trends Industry

  • January 2014
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  • Global Industry Analysts
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  • 21 pages

Solar Wafers or photovoltaic panels have been used for a long time to generate green energy from sunlight. Photovoltaic units are made of materials that can be electrically activated on the exposure of sunlight. The global solar wafer market is attracting increasing R&D investments and the new functionalities along with technical innovations are driving the market growth.

The report analyzes and presents an overview of Solar Wafers market worldwide and also provides a review of market trends in several regional markets including China, the United States, and Europe. The report also discusses various strategic industry activities of major companies witnessed by the industry over the last few years. In addition, 52 companies operating in the Solar Wafers arena worldwide including GCL-Poly Energy Holdings Ltd., LDK Solar Hi-Tech Co. Ltd., ReneSola Ltd., SolarWorld AG, Yingli Green Energy Holding Co. Ltd., and others are profiled.

Table Of Contents

Global Solar Wafer Trends Industry


Solar wafers - An Introduction

China - The Leading Force in Global Solar Energy Industry

Profit Margins to Inflate in PV Market

Cast-Mono Technology to Witness Increasing Adoption in Solar Wafer Production

Chinese Solar Manufacturers to Expand Manufacturing Bases

Market Constrains for Chinese Solar Producers

Global Demand


New Regulations

Regional Policy Impact

Effect of Natural Calamities



Solar Power Installations Post Strong Growth


Europe Commission to Impose Anti-dumping Duties on Chinese Solar Products


Table 1: Top 5 Solar Wafer Manufacturers Ranked By Their Annual Production Capacities (GW)


1366 Technologies Establishes 25MW Solar Wafer Production Facility in Massachusetts

LDK Solar Inks Supply Agreement with Realforce Power

Panasonic to Discontinue Manufacturing of Solar Wafers at Oregon Facility

Sino-American Silicon Products to Take Over Sino-Solar

Spectrolab Unveils Advanced Solar Wafer

Henan Xindaxin Materials to Take Over Solar Units of LDK Solar

IQE Receives Contract from Solar Junction to Supply CPV Solar Wafers

IDEA Polysilicon Signs Agreement with Centrotherm Photovoltaic

OSM Solar and LDK Solar Sign Deal

Panasonic Energy Malaysia Establishes New Photovoltaic Facility

ReneSola Inks Agreement with E.ON Climate and Renewables to Supply Solar Modules

ReneSola Inks Agreement with Solar Planet Power to Sell 255W Poly Modules

ReneSola Receives Contract to Supply Virtus Solar Modules to BIG SOLAR

SCHOTT Solar to Establish Joint Venture with WACKER Chemie

First Philec Solar and Nexolon Sign Joint Venture Agreement

GCL-Poly Signs Agreement with China Sunergy to Supply 4.4MW Solar Wafers

Green Energy Technology Enters into Joint Venture with Taiwan Polysilicon and Motech Industries

JA Solar Holdings Takes Over Silver Age Holdings

LDK Solar to Acquire Majority Stake in Solar Power

LDK Solar Establishes New Cell Manufacturing Facility

Sino-American Silicon Products and Solartech Energy to Form Strategic Alliance

Comtec Solar Secures Orders for Monocrystalline Solar Wafers

First Philec Solar to Expand Manufacturing Facility in Batangas

JA Solar Holdings Signs Supplemental Polysilicon and Wafer Supply Agreement with GCL-Poly Energy Holdings

LDK Solar to Take Over Crystalline Module Production Unit of Best Solar

LDK Solar Inks Supply Contact with Shanxi Lu'an Photovoltaic Technology

LDK Solar Inks Sales Agreement with BYD

LDK Solar Obtains Contract for Solar Modules from Enel

LDK Solar Inks Module Supply Agreement with ABB Group

ReneSola Enters into Wafer Supply Agreement with Neo Solar Power and Solartech Energy

ReneSola Enters into Solar Module OEM Agreement with Leading Solar Company

Solargiga Energy Holdings Forms Joint Venture with Liaoning Oxiranchem for Multicrystalline Silicon Solar Wafers and Ingots Project

SolarWorld Establishes New Multicrystalline Wafer Production Plant in Freiberg


Eversol Launches High-Efficiency Solar Wafers

ReneSola Launches Virtus® V-grade Wafers and PV Modules in North and South America

Twin Creeks Technologies Unveils Hyperion Solar Wafer Production System


1366 Technologies, Inc. (USA)

Advantec Co., Ltd. (Japan)

Advantiv Technologies, Inc. (USA)

AU Optronics Corporation (AUO Crystal) (Taiwan)

Canadian Solar, Inc. (Canada)

CETC Solar Energy Holdings Co., Ltd. (China)

Chongqing Daqo New Energy Co., Ltd. (China).

CNPV Solar Power SA (Luxembourg)

Comtec Solar (China)

Deutsche Solar GmbH (Germany)

ET Solar Group (China)

Eversol Corporation (Taiwan)

GCL-Poly Energy Holdings Ltd. (Hong Kong)

Golden Concord Holdings Ltd. (Hong Kong)

Green Energy Technology, Inc. (Taiwan)

Hanwha SolarOne Co., Ltd. (China)

IDEA Polysilicon Company (Saudi Arabia)

JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd. (China)

Jiangxi Sornid Hi-Tech Co., Ltd. (China)

Jinkosolar Holding Co., Ltd. (China)

Just Solar Co., Ltd. (China)

Kemi Silicon, Inc. (USA)

LDK Solar Co., Ltd. (China)

Maharishi Solar Technology Ltd. (India)

MEMC Electronic Materials, Inc. (USA)

Microsys International (S) Pte., Ltd. (Singapore)

NorSun AS (Norway)

Osung LST Co., Ltd. (Korea)

PV Crystalox Solar PLC (UK)

Qatar Solar Technologies (Qatar)

ReneSola Ltd. (China)

Rexor (Korea)

Schott Solar Wafer GmbH (Germany)

SemSil Technologies Pvt., Ltd. (India)

Silicon Valley Microelectronics, Inc. (USA)

Sino-American Silicon Products, Inc. (Taiwan)

Solargiga Energy Holdings Ltd. (Hong Kong)

SolarWorld AG (Germany)

SolarWorld Asia Pacific Pte., Ltd. (Singapore)

Spectrolab (USA)

Swiss Wafers AG (Switzerland)

Targray Technology International, Inc. (Canada)

TIANWEI New Energy Holdings Co., Ltd. (China)

TKX Corporation (Japan)

The SolarWorld Group (USA)

Utech Solar Corporation (Taiwan)

Wacker Schott Solar GmbH (Germany)

Wanfeng PV Co., Ltd. (China)

Yash Birla Group - Birla Surya Ltd. (India)

Yingli Green Energy Holding Co., Ltd. (China)

Zhenjiang Rietech New Energy Science Technology Co., Ltd. (China)

ZNShine Solar (China)


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