Polycrystalline Silicon: Market Research Report

Date: September 22, 2011
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Polycrystalline Silicon: Market Research Report
This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Polycrystalline Silicon in Metric Tons by the following end-use applications: Semiconductors, and Solar Cells.

The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for US, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of World.

Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2009 through 2017.

Also, a six-year historic analysis is provided for these markets.

The report profiles 81 companies including many key and niche players such as GCL-Poly Energy Holdings Limited, Hemlock Semiconductor Group, LDK Solar, M. Setek Co.Ltd., MEMC Electronic Materials, Inc., Mitsubishi Polysilicon America Corporation, OCI Company Ltd., OSAKA Titanium technologies Co., Ltd., ReneSola, Renewable Energy Corp. ASA, Tokuyama Corporation, Wacker Chemie AG, and Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited.

Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research.

Company profiles are mostly extracted from URL research and reported select online sources.
1. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONS

Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations
Disclaimers
Data Interpretation & Reporting Level
Quantitative Techniques & Analytics
Product Definitions and Scope of Study
Polycrystalline Silicon

2.INDUSTRY OVERVIEW

Market Outlook
Polycrystalline Silicon - An Introduction
Volatile Demand-Supply Scenario for Polysilicon
Production Far Exceeds Actual Demand

Table 1. Global Polysilicon Production Overview (2006-2012): Breakdown of Annual Capacity by Major Producing Countries – US, China, Korea, Germany, Japan and Italy (In Tons) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Oversupply Situation to Persist

Table 2. Oversupply Scenario for the Global Polysilicon Industry: A Comparative Analysis of Demand and Production for Years 2007 – 2013 (In Metric Ton) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Imports Rise in China Amid Oversupply
Handful of Industry Majors Running the Show

Table 3. Global Polysilicon Market (2006-2011): Percentage Share Breakdown of Annual Production Capacity by Manufacturer Segmentation – Tier-I Companies, New Entrants and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 4. Global Polycrystalline Silicon Market (2009 & 2010): Percentage Share Breakdown by Major Producers – Hemlock, OCI Company, Wacker, GCL-Poly, REC, LDK Solar MEMC, Tokuyama and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Factors Influencing Market Growth

3.MARKET TRENDS AND ISSUES

Semiconductor Industry Dethroned as the Major End-User
An Optimistic Future for the Major End-User Industry
New Comers Erode Market Share of Traditional Players
Siemens – The Widely Used Polysilicon Processing Technology

Table 5. Global Polycrystalline Silicon Market (2005 & 2010): Percentage Share Breakdown by Production Technologies – Siemens, Fluid Bed Reactor (FBR), Met-Grade and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Global Silicon Producers and Production Technologies Employed
US – the Largest Producer of Polysilicon

Table 6. Global Polycrystalline Silicon Production (2008 & 2010): Percentage Share Breakdown by Major Producing Regions (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

China Focuses Mainly on Solar Grade Poly
Polysilicon Prices on a Roller-Coaster Ride
Long Term and Spot Prices of Polycrystalline Silicon

Table 7. Global Polycrystalline Silicon Average Contract and Spot Prices (2004-2011) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Is the Huge Demand from Solar Industry Healthy?
Improving Utilization of Silicon
Traditional Processing Technologies Losing Share to New Technologies
Downstream Companies Secure Raw Material Sources for Future
Wafer Based Cells Losing Ground to Thin-Film Technology

Table 8. Major PV Technologies – A Comparison of Market Shares in 2006 and 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

The Thin Film Alternative

Table 9. Leading Thin-Film Material Based Solar Cell Developers in the World (2009): Percentage Share Breakdown by – First Solar, Uni-Solar, Kaneka, Mitsubishi, Sharp, Trony, Ersol, Honda Soltec, Wurth Solar and Schott (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Recycling of Polysilicon
Historical Demand Patterns of Polysilicon

4.THE GLOBAL PV INDUSTRY – AN OVERVIEW

Figure: PV Industry Supply Chain
Polysilicon Becoming Cheaper for the Solar Industry

Table 10. Cost Structure of a Polysilicon Based Photovoltaic System Percentage Share Comparison by Type for Years 2008 and 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Supply Exceeds Demand in the Global Photovoltaic Industry

Table 11. Global Photovoltaic Market Demand (2008): Percentage Share Breakdown by Geographic Regions – Spain, Germany, the United States, Rest of Europe, South Korea, Italy Japan and Rest of World (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 12. Global Wafer Production (2009): Percentage Share Breakdown by Suppliers - LDK Solar, REC (ScanWafer), Yingli Green Energy, ReneSola, Trina Solar, Kyocera, Sino-American Silicon, Waferworks, PV Crystalox, Green Energy Technology, Solarworld (Deutsche Solar), Space Energy, Schott Solar, Changzou Eging, Solargiga Energy, Bosch Solar Emergy, M Stetek, Motech Industries and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

China, the Largest Solar Cell Producer

Table 13. Global Solar Cell Production (2009): Percentage Share Breakdown by Major Producers – Q-Cells, First Solar, Suntech Power, Sharp, JA Solar, Kyocera, Yingli, Motech, SunPower, Sanyo and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Prices of Solar Panels Fall in 2009 – A Recent Past Scenario

Table 14. Global Solar Module Production (2009): Percentage Share Breakdown by Major Producers – Suntech, Sharp, Kyocera, FirstSolar, Sanyo, Yingli Green Energy, SolarWorld, Mitsubishi, BP Solar, SunPower and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Deeper Vertical Integration in the PV Industry to Control Polysilicon Production
Future Demand Largely Depends on Governmental Intervention
Downtrend Trend in Component Prices to Cause Changes in Industry Functioning
Solar Energy to Increase its Share in the Global Energy Resource Proportion

Table 15. Global Energy Mix (2010): Percentage Share Breakdown by Energy Sources – Coal, Oil, Natural Gas, Nuclear, Hydro and Solar (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Photovoltaic Cell Technologies

Table 16. Photovoltaic Cell Technologies (2010): Percentage Breakdown by Technologies – Crystalline Silicon (Polycrystalline Silicon and Monocrystalline Silicon) and Thin Film (a-Si, Rubban, CdTe and CIS/ CIGS) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Governments Lend a Helping Hand

5.PRODUCT OVERVIEW

Silicon-An Overview
Polycrystalline Silicon or Polysilicon
Solar Energy – Historical Background
Silicon Processing
Refining of Silicon
Siemens Process
Trichlorisilane – The Main Feedstock Chemical
Fluidized Bed Reactor Method
Major Differences Between Siemens and FBR Technologies
Vapor-to-Liquid Deposition
Ingots
Czochralski Method
Floating Zone Method
Directional Solidification/Casting
Sheet/Ribbon
Existing Versus Newer Technologies
Silicon Wafers
Semiconductors
Solar Cells or Photovoltaic Cells
Module and System
Working of Solar Cells
Production Technology for Silicon Wafer-Based Photovoltaic Modules
Preparation of Wafers
Creating P-N Junction
N-Type
P-Type
Contact formation
Anti-Reflective Coating
Module Assembly
Module Encapsulation

6.RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY

MEMC and Samsung Fine Chemicals Set up a Joint Venture
Hanwha to Establish Polysilicon Plant
Tokuyama to Expand Production Capacity
GT Solar Bags Order From OCI Company
PTC to Set Up a New Facility in Al Jubai Industry City
REC Intends to Discontinue Wafer and Cell Production in Norway
KCC Acquires Stake in Polysilicon Technology
Total Acquires Minority Stake in AE Polysilicon
SiC Processing Acquires Stake in Iosil Energy
GCL-Poly Energy Holding Acquires Majority Stake in KONCA Solar
SolarWorld Acquires Minor Stake in Qatar Solar Technologies
FerroTec Acquires Integrated Materials
Calisolar Acquires 6N Silicon
Posco to Acquire Elkem
SunSi Energies and ZBC Facility Ink Distribution Agreement for Trichlorosilane
LDK Solar Inks Sales Agreement with BYD Company
SunEdison and First Reserve Enter into Joint Venture for Funding Solar Energy Projects
Mascotte Holdings Enters into Agreement with Sun Materials Technology and Hareon Solar Technology
First Energy Bank Sets Up Production Unit
LDK Solar Commences Commercial Production in Second Polysilicon Train
Centrotherm Commissions Polysilicon Unit for TPSI
Wacker Commences Production in New Facilities
OCI Enters into Alliance with Yingli
Hoku Amends Supply Contract with Suntech
Hoku Amends Supply Agreement with Solarfun Power
Hoku Commences Polysilicon Production in Idaho Plant
Solarfun Inks Product Supply Contract with GCL- Poly Energy
LDK Solar Secures Supply Contract from Shanxi Lu'an
GCL Inks Supply Contract with JA Solar
WACKER Chemie to Establish New Polysilicon Manufacturing Facility
Eurasian Development Bank and NITOL Enter into Agreement
Tokuyama Awards EPC Contract to Chiyoda for Polycrystalline Silicon Plant
MBM Holdings to Establish Polysilicon Plant
OCI to Expand Polycrystalline Silicon Plant Capacity
Suntech Acquires Minority Stake in Asia Silicon
Yingli Green Energy Acquires Cyber Power
Gcl-Poly Energy Holdings Acquires Jiangsu Zhongneng Silicon Technology Department
LDK Solar Sells Minority Stake to Jiangxi International Trust and Investment
AU Optronics to Acquire 50% Stake in M. Setek
Hemlock Semiconductor Group Commences Operations of Production Facility
ZhaoGe RiGuang Commences First Phase of Polysilicon Project
GD Power Development to Build Polysilicon Project
Dongli Real Estate Group to Build Polycrystalline Silicon Production Unit
BHEL to Establish Integrated Photovoltaic Plant
Guodian Yinglite Energy to Set Up a 5000 TPA Polysilicon Facility in China
Yingli Green Commences In-house Polysilicon Production
Motech Industries Makes Additional Investments in AE Polysilicon
Sphere Renewable Energy to Develop Subsidiary in Toledo
OCI to Restart Construction on New Polysilicon Plant
Tianwei Baobian Conducts Trial Run of New Polysilicon Plant
Phoenix Photovoltaic to Establish Polysilicon Project
BEL to Diversify into Solar Power Generation
Wacker Chemie to Build Polysilicon Plant in Nunchritz
Tokuyama Corporation to Establish Polycrystalline Silicon Facility
Asia Silicon, Yichang Nanbo, Ningxia Sunshine Establish Polysilicon Facilities
Wacker to Establish Polysilicon Production Facility
DC Chemical Undergoes Name Change, Known as OCI Company Ltd
Solon Acquires Estelux
Suntech and DC Chemical Ink Polysilicon Supply Agreement
Suntech and GCL Silicon Ink Polysilicon and Wafer Supply Agreements
JA Solar and M.SETEK Enter into Polysilicon Agreement
Yingli Green Energy Enters into Polysilicon Supply Agreement with Wacker Chemie
Baogang Inks Agreement with China Metallurgical Group
Wacker Chemie Expands Burghausen Facility
Fengwei New Energy to Set up Polysilicon Project in Inner Mongolia
Osaka Titanium to Add Polysilicon Capacity to its Kishiwada Factory
Environ Energy to Set Up a Polysilicon Project in India
DC Chemical to Set Up a Third Polysilicon Plant in Gunsan
SunTech Renews Existing Polysilicon Supply Agreement with Nitol
LDK Solar Obtains Expansion Approval for 3 Polysilicon Projects
Tebian Electric Establishes Polycrystalline Manufacturing Unit
Sinosteel To Fund Polysilicon Project
Sichuan Yongxiang Expands Polycrystalline Production Facilities
Tokuyama to Establish Polysilicon Facility in Malaysia
Bhaskar Silicon to Establish Polysilicon Solar Project
Hemlock Semiconductor Group to Expand Capacity
Hemlock Semiconductor Group Commences Operations of New Facility
SunPower Inks Polysilicon Agreements
Japan Solar Silicon to Establish Polysilicon Facility
Jiangsu Zhongneng to Establish Polycrystalline Silicon Facilities
Mining-Chemical Combine Establishes First Polycrystalline Silicon Plant in Russia
Dalu Group and Space Energy Corporation Ink Supply Contract
DC Chemical Secures Contract from Yingli

7.FOCUS ON SELECT KEY PLAYERS

GCL-Poly Energy Holdings Limited (China)
Hemlock Semiconductor Group (US)
LDK Solar (China)
M. Setek Co. Ltd (Japan)
MEMC Electronic Materials, Inc. (US)
Mitsubishi Polysilicon America Corporation (US)
OCI Company Ltd (South Korea)
OSAKA Titanium technologies Co., Ltd (Japan)
ReneSola (China)
Renewable Energy Corp. ASA (Norway)
Tokuyama Corporation (Japan)
Wacker Chemie AG (Germany)
Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited (China)

8.GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE

Table 17. World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Polycrystalline Silicon by Geographic Region – US, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Volume Consumption in Metric Tons for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 18. World Historic Review for Polycrystalline Silicon by Geographic Region – US, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Volume Consumption in Metric Tons for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 19. World 15-Year Perspective for Polycrystalline Silicon by Geographic Region – Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption for US, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), and Rest of World Markets for Years 2003, 2010 and 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 20. World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Polycrystalline Silicon Consumption in Semiconductor Applications by Geographic Region – US, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Volume Consumption in Metric Tons for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 21. World Historic Review for Polycrystalline Silicon Consumption in Semiconductor Applications by Geographic Region – US, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Volume Consumption in Metric Tons for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 22. World 15-Year Perspective for Polycrystalline Silicon Consumption in Semiconductor Applications by Geographic Region – Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption for US, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), and Rest of World Markets for Years 2003, 2010 and 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 23. World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Polycrystalline Silicon Consumption in Solar Cells Application by Geographic Region – US, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Volume Consumption in Metric Tons for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 24. World Historic Review for Polycrystalline Silicon Consumption in Solar Cells Application by Geographic Region – US, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Volume Consumption in Metric Tons for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 25. World 15-Year Perspective for Polycrystalline Silicon Consumption in Solar Cells Application by Geographic Region – Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption for US, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), and Rest of World Markets for Years 2003, 2010 and 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

9.THE UNITED STATES

A. MARKET ANALYSIS

Outlook
An Overview of the US Market for Polysilicon

Table 26. US Polysilicon Production (2005-2011): Breakdown of Volume Production in Metric Tons (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 27. Solar Grade Silicon Production in the US (2008): Breakdown of Production in Metric Tons by Major Companies – Solar Grade Silicon, Hemlock Semiconductor Corp, MEMC and Mitsubishi Polysilicon America (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

US Polycrystalline Industry on a Capacity Expansion Spree
US PV Industry Left Behind
Photovoltaic Market Set to Witness Growth Within US

Table 28. US Solar Energy Market Structure (2010): Percentage Breakdown by Applications – Commercial, Residential, Electric Power, Industrial and Transportation (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 29. US Energy Generation (2010): Percentage Share Breakdown by Sources – Coal, Nuclear, Natural Gas, Hydro Petroleum, Non-Solar Renewable and Solar (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Recent Industry Activity
Key Players

B. MARKET ANALYTICS

Table 30. US Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Polycrystalline Silicon by Application– Semiconductors and Solar Cells Independently Analyzed with Volume Consumption in Metric Tons for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 31. US Historic Review for Polycrystalline Silicon by Application – Semiconductors and Solar Cells Independently Analyzed with Volume Consumption in Metric Tons for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 32. US 15-Year Perspective for Polycrystalline Silicon by Application – Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption for Semiconductors and Solar Cells for Years 2003, 2010 and 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

10.JAPAN

A. MARKET ANALYSIS

Outlook
Polysilicon Production in Japan

Table 33. Japanese Solar Energy Market (2011): Percentage Breakdown by Applications – Residential and Commercial and Industrial (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 34. Japanese Energy Source Mix (2010): Percentage Breakdown by Energy Resources – Hydropower, Biomass/Waste, Geothermal, Wind and Solar (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Impact of 2011 Earthquake on Japanese Polysilicon Production
Recent Industry Activity
Key Players

B. MARKET ANALYTICS

Table 35. Japanese Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Polycrystalline Silicon by Application – Semiconductors and Solar Cells Independently Analyzed with Volume Consumption in Metric Tons for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 36. Japanese Historic Review for Polycrystalline Silicon by Application – Semiconductors and Solar Cells Independently Analyzed with Volume Consumption in Metric Tons for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 37. Japanese 15-Year Perspective for Polycrystalline Silicon by Application – Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption for Semiconductors and Solar Cells for Years 2003, 2010 and 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

11.EUROPE

A. MARKET ANALYSIS

Outlook
The European Solar Market Faces Threat from China and US

B. MARKET ANALYTICS

Table 38. European Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Polycrystalline Silicon by Geographic Region- Germany and Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed with Volume Consumption in Metric Tons for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 39. European Historic Review for Polycrystalline Silicon by Geographic Region – Germany and Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed with Volume Consumption in Metric Tons for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 40. European 15-Year Perspective for Polycrystalline Silicon by Geographic Region-Germany and Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed with Volume Consumption in Metric Tons for Years 2003, 2010 and 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 41. European Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Polycrystalline Silicon by Application – Semiconductors and Solar Cells Independently Analyzed with Volume Consumption in Metric Tons for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 42. European Historic Review for Polycrystalline Silicon by Application – Semiconductors and Solar Cells Independently Analyzed with Volume Consumption in Metric Tons for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 43. European 15-Year Perspective for Polycrystalline Silicon by Application – Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption for Semiconductors and Solar Cells for Years 2003, 2010 and 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

11A.GERMANY

A. MARKET ANALYSIS

Outlook
Recent Industry Activity
Key Player

B. MARKET ANALYTICS

Table 44. Germany Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Polycrystalline Silicon by Application – Semiconductors and Solar Cells Independently Analyzed with Volume Consumption in Metric Tons for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 45. Germany Historic Review for Polycrystalline Silicon by Application – Semiconductors and Solar Cells Independently Analyzed with Volume Consumption in Metric Tons for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 46. Germany 15-Year Perspective for Polycrystalline Silicon by Application – Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption for Semiconductors and Solar Cells for Years 2003, 2010 and 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

11B.REST OF EUROPE

A. MARKET ANALYSIS

Outlook
Spanish Photovoltaic Market Collapses
Russia – An Emerging Market for Solar Power Production
Recent Industry Activity
Key Player

B. MARKET ANALYTICS

Table 47. Rest of Europe Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Polycrystalline Silicon by Application – Semiconductors and Solar Cells Independently Analyzed with Volume Consumption in Metric Tons for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 48. Rest of Europe Historic Review for Polycrystalline Silicon by Application – Semiconductors and Solar Cells Independently Analyzed with Volume Consumption in Metric Tons for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 49. Rest of Europe 15-Year Perspective for Polycrystalline Silicon by Application – Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption for Semiconductors and Solar Cells for Years 2003, 2010 and 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

12.ASIA-PACIFIC

A. MARKET ANALYSIS

Outlook

B. MARKET ANALYTICS

Table 50. Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Polycrystalline Silicon by Country/Region – China and Rest of Asia-Pacific Independently Analyzed with Volume Consumption in Metric Tons for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 51. Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Polycrystalline Silicon by Country/Region – China and Rest of Asia-Pacific Independently Analyzed with Volume Consumption in Metric Tons for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 52. Asia-Pacific 15-Year Perspective for Polycrystalline Silicon by Country/Region – Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption for China and Rest of Asia-Pacific for Years 2003, 2010 and 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 53. Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Polycrystalline Silicon by Application – Semiconductors and Solar Cells Independently Analyzed with Volume Consumption in Metric Tons for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 54. Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Polycrystalline Silicon by Application – Semiconductors and Solar Cells Independently Analyzed with Volume Consumption in Metric Tons for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 55. Asia-Pacific 15-Year Perspective for Polycrystalline Silicon by Application – Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption for Semiconductors and Solar Cells for Years 2003, 2010 and 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

12A.CHINA

A. MARKET ANALYSIS

Outlook
China - A Leading Player in the Asian Market
Polysilicon Market in China Shining After a Gloomy Period
Lack of Technological Expertise – A Major Roadblock
Pre-Crisis Scenario in China’s Polycrystalline Silicon Market
An Outlook for Production
Prices Pick Up in 2010 Amid Short Supply
Polysilicon to Become a Thin Profit Margin Market
Chinese Production Statistics

Table 56. Chinese Polysilicon Production (2005-2010)- Breakdown of Annual Capacity in Metric Tons (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 57. Chinese Polysilicon Production (2010): Percentage Share Breakdown by Major Manufacturers (In Metric Tons) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

China Continues to Rely on Imports for Polysilicon

Table 58. Chinese Polycrystalline Silicon Imports (2010): Percentage Share Break Down by Exporting Country – The United States, Germany, South Korea, Japan and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

A Tight Supply Situation in the Spot Market
Pollution Caused by Byproducts – A Major Threat
Industry Paradox - Cost of Domestic Poly Production Higher than Imports
Overcapacity Compels Government for Drastic Corrective Measures
China Looks Beyond Borders for Capacity Expansions
Market Consolidation a Thing of the Past
Bringing Down Production Costs – a Major Challenge
Major Players Focus on Enhancing Polysilicon Quality to Meet International Standards
High Energy Conversion Capability of Monocrystalline Silicon Panels

Table 59. Energy Conversion Efficiency of Technologies – Crystalline (Monocrystalline and Polycrystalline) and Thin Film Technologies (Amorphous Silicon, Amorphous with Monocrystalline Silicon, Cadmium Telluride and Copper Indium Diselenide)
Table 60. Chinese Crystalline Cell Shipments (2008): Percentage Share Breakdown by Types of Crystalline Cells – Polycrystalline Silicon Cell and Monocrystalline Silicon Cell (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Thin-Film PV to Offer Advantage over Polysilicon-based PV
Can Thin-Film Solar Cell Make a Mark in the Chinese Market?
Solar Power to Drive Future Market Growth
Exports of PV Cells Witnessing a Boom Despite Slump in Domestic Demand
Solar Electricity Becomes Increasingly Cheaper in China

Table 61. Chinese PV Installations For the Years 2003-2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 62. Chinese Energy Generation (2010): Percentage Share Breakdown by Sources – Coal, Oil, Hydro, Natural, Nuclear and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 63. Chinese PV Market (2010): Percentage Share Breakdown by Market Sectors – Rural Electrification, Communication and Industrial Applications, Solar PV Appliances, On-grid PV Systems in Buildings and Large Scale Power Stations in Deserts (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 64. Chinese Photovoltaic Industry (2010): Breakdown by Number of Manufacturers for Industry Type - Solar Panel, Silicon Wafer, Silicon Ingot, Solar Cell and Polysilicon (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Time to Strengthen Domestic PV Market
Suntech Power – China’s Largest Solar Panel Manufacturer
Silicon Metal – Main Feedstock for Polycrystalline Silicon

Table 65. Chinese Silicon Metal Demand (2010): Percentage Share Breakdown by Segments - Aluminum Silicon Alloy, Organic Silicon, Polycrystalline Silicon and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Recent Industry Activity
Key Players

B. MARKET ANALYTICS

Table 66. Chinese Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Polycrystalline Silicon by Application – Semiconductors and Solar Cells Independently Analyzed with Volume Consumption in Metric Tons for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 67. Chinese Historic Review for Polycrystalline Silicon by Application – Semiconductors and Solar Cells Independently Analyzed with Volume Consumption in Metric Tons for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 68. Chinese 15-Year Perspective for Polycrystalline Silicon by Application – Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption for Semiconductors and Solar Cells for Years 2003, 2010 and 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

12B.REST OF ASIA-PACIFIC

A. MARKET ANALYSIS

Outlook
Select Regional Analysis
India
Dynamics of Indian Photovoltaic Market
Key Considerations for New Entrants in the Indian Polysilicon Market
South Korea
South Korea – An Emerging Star
Recent Industry Activity
Key Players

B. MARKET ANALYTICS

Table 69. Rest of Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Polycrystalline Silicon by Application – Semiconductors and Solar Cells Independently Analyzed with Volume Consumption in Metric Tons for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 70. Rest of Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Polycrystalline Silicon by Application – Semiconductors and Solar Cells Independently Analyzed with Volume Consumption in Metric Tons for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 71. Rest of Asia-Pacific 15-Year Perspective for Polycrystalline Silicon by Applications Application – Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption for Semiconductors and Solar Cells for Years 2003, 2010 and 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

13.REST OF WORLD

A. MARKET ANALYSIS

Outlook
Recent Industry Activity

B. MARKET ANALYTICS

Table 72. Rest of World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Polycrystalline Silicon by Application – Semiconductors and Solar Cells Independently Analyzed with Volume Consumption in Metric Tons for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 73. Rest of World Historic Review for Polycrystalline Silicon by Application – Semiconductors and Solar Cells Independently Analyzed with Volume Consumption in Metric Tons for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 74. Rest of World 15-Year Perspective for Polycrystalline Silicon by Application – Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption for Semiconductors and Solar Cells for Years 2003, 2010 and 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Competitive Landscape
Total Companies Profiled: 81 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries - 91)
Region/CountryPlayers
The United States
Canada
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Europe
France
Germany
The United Kingdom
Italy
Spain
Rest of Europe
Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan)
Latin America
Middle-East
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