The Photovoltaic Manufacturer Shipments: Capacity,
Price and Revenues report provides an analysis of quantitative shipment, capacity, and module price data for
the supply side of the terrestrial photovoltaic industry. This report has been published annually since 1975.
It focusses on the most recent two years of supply side
activity also forecasting the next fve years of crystalline and thin flm shipments. The manufacturer shipment section updates long-term regional shipment
history, crystalline and thin flm shipments and market shares, cumulative manufacturing histories, and
manufacturing capacities useful in management analysis of the industry. The subject of industry price behavior is covered in a separate chapter. The report also
includes a chapter with analysis on the leading manufacturers in terms of shipments for 2014 and 2015.
Manufacturers covered in this report produce technology as
cells, cells to modules, and thin flm panels. Module assemblers that buy cells from technology manufacturers and assemble into modules are considered demand side participants and though shipments for this group are not analyzed
in this report, the chapter on price will include a discussion
about the pricing and buying behavior of this population.
It is well known that the PV industry has been experiencing a
period of consolidation. Table 1. 1 provides examples of the
c-Si cell and thin flm panel manufacturers whose shipment
in-formation was used to prepare this report, some of which
may no longer be producing technology in 2016. This list
is not exhaustive and is meant to provide a representative
overview of cell and thin flm manufacturing participation.
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