The 2014 Who’s Who of Solar Silicon Production

This report analyzes hundreds of data and details, presents them in a clear and compact form, and draws insightful conclusions to help you make the best strategic decisions. At 124 pages, The 2014 Who’s Who of Solar Silicon Production is an ideal guide for polysilicon, solar and semiconductor companies, equipment suppliers and engineering firms, investors, analysts and researchers alike.

2014 polysilicon report with unique details:

  • The introduction illustrates the connection between the polysilicon spot price and the number of manufacturers and details the shakeout by listing all companies that have stopped production since 2011.
  • The technology chapter re-assesses the technical viability and cost potential of 10 polysilicon manufacturing routes, including the dominant Siemens process and physical purification methods to obtain upgraded metallurgical-grade (UMG) silicon – all in light of the recent market development and new technological achievements.
  • The company chapter covers capacity expansions and plant shutdowns, technological progress and the latest project changes at 92 manufacturers and aspirants through concise updates, arranged according to world region and manufacturing approach. Each region is introduced by a brief summary of location factors and/or development trends.
  • The supply chapter provides you with 4 different scenarios of production volumes and end-of-year capacities for 85 polysilicon and UMG silicon plants and projects from 2011 through 2017. It highlights the market shares of the top ten manufacturers and the distribution of the global output by world region.
  • The demand chapter quantifies the polysilicon demand of the photovoltaic (PV) and semiconductor industries from 2012 through 2017. It uses an improved bottom-up approach, based on numerous forecasts for regional PV markets, in order to arrive at 3 different scenarios of global PV demand.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Anatomy of the Shakeout

2. Technologies: A Fresh Assessment

3. Companies: Developments across the World

4. Supply: Global Scenarios through 2017

5. Demand: Market Perspectives through 2017

6. Balance: Dynamics of Supply and Demand

7. Prices: The Roller-Coaster Ride Continues

8. Costs: Breaking the Barrier of 20 $/kg

9. Conclusion: Steering through Stormy Waters

Appendix: Directory of Company Web Sites

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