Global solar cell market before 2012
Fuji announced the economy of the global solar cell market survey. Solar cells in 2007 the market size for the 1 trillion 200.8 billion yen. 2012 is expected to grow at an annual average growth rate of 27% growth in market size in 2012 will reach 3.9 times the 2007 4 trillion 675.1 billion yen. Market in 2007 nearly 9 to crystalline silicon solar cell, but is expected to reduce the use of silicon in the future or do not use the ratio of silicon solar cells will continue to increase. Which is particularly noticeable is that thin-film silicon solar cells, CIGS solar cells and CdTe (cadmium telluride) thin film solar cells.
Thin film silicon solar cell market in 2007 was 57.8 billion yen. 2012 is expected to increase to 9.7 times in 2007, reaching 559.5 billion yen. As thin film solar cells of low prices of raw materials, manufacturing processes less so in the future is expected to significantly reduce costs. Amorphous silicon solar cells currently have high visibility, but the economic forecast Fuji tandem solar cell structure of future growth. The company plans to expand into this area has reached about 100, about 10 to 20 manufacturers have begun production. And in mass production preparation stage of the company, many will soon be mass production. From Japanese manufacturers and overseas manufacturers of the yield ratio is before 2006, a higher proportion of Japanese firms, but in 2007 the output of foreign firms over Japanese companies. In the future as the United States, Germany, China, Taiwan and India companies gradually increase production, Japanese manufacturers at a disadvantage will be a great possibility.
In 2007 the market size of CIGS solar cells to 120 billion yen. At present the major companies involved in this market for the German Würth Solar, the U.S. Global Solar Energy, the United States Nanosolar, Japan, Showa Shell Solar and Honda Soltec so. Mainly supported by the European market demand, orders for the firms in good condition. Some manufacturers have already planned the next 1 to 2 years, the products sold out, so Fuji economic analysis, the output of all firms that the market will continue to expand in the future. 2012 market size will reach 25 in 2007 times - 299.8 billion yen. In the future, even though indium (Indium) shortage alarming, but Fuji economy explained, "is expected to CIGS solar cell manufacturers and vendors will not be caught in indium indium shortage dilemma."
CdTe thin film solar cell market in 2007 was 630 billion yen. Not yet engaged in the production of Japanese solar cell manufacturers, and also of the solar cell is toxic, so are not allowed in Japan. Overseas manufacturers, the U.S. First Solar thriving, expanding production scale. The company's solar cell sales in 2007, the lowest price of solar cells. The company's 2007 production in Germany and the United States, but in the future will also begin production in Malaysia. Because of low manufacturing cost alone is difficult to maintain our edge, so need to achieve economies of scale, while First Solar has developed a positive production plan. As starters, the company also plans to start mass production, the CdTe thin film solar cell market is expected to further expand. Expected size of the market in 2012 will increase 4.2 times in 2007 266 billion yen.
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