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Competitive Landscape: Photovoltaic Solar Cells, 2009

Published: 14 July 2009

ID: G00168313

Analyst(s): Masao Kuniba, Philip Koh, Alfonso Velosa


After years of growth, the photovoltaic market is expected to contract by over 30% in 2009. Successful vendors will go beyond supply chain and cost optimization, moving forward into the downstream solar supply chain activities of financing and project development.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Introduction
  • Competitive Situation and Trends
    • Government Subsidies Will Continue to Drive the Photovoltaic Industry
    • Power Shifting Downstream to Project Financiers
    • Adoption of Downstream Vertical Strategies
  • The Future of Competition
  • Photovoltaic Market Players
    • Photovoltaic Market Analysis
  • Selected Competitive Profiles
    • Q-Cells
    • Suntech Power
    • Sharp
    • First Solar
    • Yingli Green Energy
    • JA Solar
    • SunPower
    • Kyocera

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