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Solar Annual:

Total Eclipse

Solar Annual 2009: Total Eclipse is the definitive research report for a PV sector recovering from the recent macroeconomic crisis. The sector is set to resume its growth trajectory, but a new challenge is on the horizon - saturation of key markets may cause a "Total Eclipse."


Michael Rogol | Ryan Boas | Chris Bolman | Mark Farber | Martin Meyers | Christopher Porter | Joonki Song


PHOTON Consulting’s 6th Edition Solar Annual report provides analysis from the solar power sector’s leading research team, with input from hundreds of PV executives and analysts.

What does Solar Annual 2009: Total Eclipse cover?

  • PV sector outlook: 2008-2013 forecast of PV sector including supply, demand, installation volume, price, cost and profit for each step of PV supply chain.
  • Specific supply and demand curves: Company-by-company outlook through 2013 for supply (production volume and cost) and market-by-market outlook for demand (installation volume and price) at each step of PV supply chain.
  • PV company analysis: Screening of 700+ PV companies to identify the sector’s top leaders and potential leaders, with 2008-2013 forecast of more than 20 PV companies.
  • Strategic implications: Core insights and actionable implications for companies, policy makers and investors.

The risk of an ‘eclipse’ means industry players must pursue strategies that go beyond ‘volume-up/cost-down.’ In addition to detailing the strategic direction of the sector and analysis of PV market saturation, this report highlights segments of the supply chain and markets best positioned for an eclipse.

Key points

  • Price benchmarks and forecast in $/kg and $/W terms for silicon, ingot, wafer, cell, c-Si module, thin film module, BOS, system by company and by market
  • Cost benchmarks and forecast in $/kg and $/W for silicon, ingot, wafer, cell, c-Si module, thin film module, BOS, system by company and by market
  • Deeper coverage of specific companies including Canadian Solar, First Solar, GCL, Hemlock, JA Solar, JFE Steel, Kyocera, LDK Solar, M.Setek, MEMC, Motech, OCI (DC Chemical), Q-Cells, REC, ReneSola, Sanyo, Sharp, SMA, Solarfun, SolarWorld, SunPower, Suntech, Trina, Wacker and Yingli, among others

How can this report help you?

  • Answers your questions about PV supply, demand, pricing, cost and profit for the sector as a whole, for specific PV markets and for leading PV companies for the next 5 years
  • Provides a comprehensive 5-year outlook for the solar sector
  • Guides you through the solar sector with in-depth research on 7 leading companies, and dozens of potential leaders
  • Provides analysis based on deep knowledge of over 700 c-Si and thin film companies

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