Thursday, March 22, 2012

Global PV Markets and end-to-end manufacturing coverage

Marketbuzz® integrates global supply, demand and price in the photovoltaic industry.
The downstream analysis addresses market demand by country and explains the policies that drove those outcomes.
The upstream analysis provides industry-wide and leading company volumes for polysilicon, wafer and cell capacity and production.
These data points are used to verify the supply/demand balance and together with manufacturing costs are utilized to forecast market pricing.
Corporate performance is derived from Solarbuzz proprietary databases on capital raising, acquisitions/divestments, manufacturing costs, and gross margins.
Three forecast industry scenarios are utilized to demonstrate how the different government policy and industry production rate will impact the 5 year supply, demand and price paths. Analyst commentary addresses the risks and opportunities over the medium term.
Key features of this report include:
  • PV market activity in 105 countries during 2011
  • Key government policies shaping future demand in major world PV markets
  • Capacity, production supply position through the PV crystalline silicon chain
  • Thin film manufacturing capacity and production
  • Leading company 2011 production for polysilicon, wafer and cell
  • Analysis of 70 capital raising deals (equity and capital) over past 12 months; and major corporate acquisitions
  • Factory gate pricing for polysilicon, wafer, cell and modules
  • Installed system prices in major PV markets
  • Leading company and module model pricing during 2011
  • Five-year regional and major country demand forecast
  • Five-year forecast manufacturing requirement, costs, prices and margins

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