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March 15, 2013

Poly prices in China up 16% from December but still too low for Sustainability

Polysilicon Prices The prices of polysilicon have gone up a bit in the last few months as poly producers have sharply reduced utilization to 50% or […]
March 6, 2013

China Refrains from firing the first shot in the Solar War against Europe

China has been bristling against the hostility in solar trade from major partners such as US and Europe. The dominance of the Chinese solar panel industry […]
November 16, 2012

Solar Raw Material Polysilicon Price falls over a cliff – Now $15/kg down from $400/kg

Polysilicon Price  Crash Polysilicon which is the most used raw material for manufacture of solar panels has crashed to unheard of levels as the capacity glut […]
September 11, 2012

Europe Initiates History’s Biggest Anti-dumping Case Against Chinese Solar Panel Imports of 21 Billion Euros

Europe-China Anti Dumping Trade War Initiates The worst fears of the Chinese solar panel producers have come true with Europe starting the history’s biggest anti dumping […]
July 31, 2012

Why Yingli, Trina, Suntech Have become Desperate as Global Solar Panel War Intensifies

The biggest Chinese solar panel producers like Sunech, Trina ,Yingli and Canadian Solar have come out strongly against the recent filing of a complaint of dumping […]
July 24, 2012

Global Solar World War truly on, with Chinese going after US Solar Companies, while Germany to probe Chinese Solar Panel Dumping

China-US Solar War The Global Solar World War is truly on now, with the Chinese Government starting investigation on the imports of solar polysilicon from Korean […]
July 11, 2012

Sunshine State Florida Does No Justice to its Name, installing measly number of PV Solar Panels

While US Solar Installers are expanding rapidly as solar power grows at a rapid pace across the country, the Sunshine state Florida refuses to adopt legislation […]
June 25, 2012

Solar Polysilicon Market in Crisis – Oversupply seen till 2014, Prices crash Below Cost, Daqo and GCL want anti dumping duties

The Polysilicon Companies have seen an amazing amount of profits in the period between 2008-2011 end as prices of polysilicon shot up to $400/kg which resulted […]
January 7, 2012

Solar Energy in Germany Explodes in December, may reach monstrous ~3 GW, another record breaking 2011

The German Solar Energy Market is biggest in the world and has installed the largest number of solar panels for the last few years.2012 promises to be no different with Germany again set to the biggest solar market for solar panel manufacturers though Italy would give good competition.The German Solar Subsidy program has been the best in the world unlike the start and stop feed in tariff programs of Spain,Czech,UK,Australia and other places.A stable step in cut of feed in tariffs has helped solar energy prices coming down by more than 50% in the last few years though demand has only increased.
March 19, 2011

Germany Solar Energy Market World's Biggest – Green Subsidies fuel growth German Photovoltaic Panel,Cell,Inverter Manufacturers

German's Solar Energy Market is the biggest in the world by a fair margin.Germany installed almost 6 gigawatts of solar panels in 2010 taking the total installed capacity to almost 16 GW which is 40% of the world's total installed solar capacity.Note Germany's Photovoltaic Solar Electricity now forms almost 10-15% of the total electricity production in the country at peak time.Note Germany's solar industry got a renewed boost when 7 old nuclear plants were shutdown following Japan's Fukushima Nuclear Disaster recently.Previously Germany had decided to extend the operating life of its Nuclear Plants despite stiff opposition.Germany Solar Subsidy which is framed under the Renewable Energy EEG law has made Germany one of the world's leaders in Wind,Solar and Biomass Energy.Germany's Manufacturing Industry has benefited from the strong domestic market with many of the world's top solar panel companies located there.Solar equipment,inverters and cell companies are also present in large numbers.Recently Germany amended its Feed in Tariff Law to slowdown the exponential growth in solar panel installations.This is over and above the regular reduction in solar subsidies done each year.
March 2, 2011

List of World's Top (Solar,Semi) 8 Polysilicon Companies – Asia Rising as Big get Bigger

Polysilicon or refined silicon is the raw material behind most of the world's consumer electronics.Polysilicon is used to make both solar and semiconductor silicon wafers.Silicon wafers are used in making chips which are used by the Intels and Samsungs of the world while Solar Wafers are used in making solar crystalline panels used in generating electricity from the sun.Most of the world's major solar energy companies used c-Si Technology in making solar panels.Polysilicon is an energy intensive process which requires cheap electricity.The polysilicon is produced mostly in the western countries like Japan,USA and Germany now.However the rise of solar panel producers in Asia has given rise to large volume Asian producers of polysilicon as well.Note Polysilicon production is concentrated in the hands of 8-9 companies unlike solar panel production which is done by hundreds of companies.This is a capital intensive process and requires around 2 years to complete a single plant.Semiconductors require higher purity levels of Polysilicon than the solar industry.The massive increase in demand from the solar industry has led to massive growth in poly production.Here are a list of the main polysilicon companies in the world