11 Apr '13, 10am

Article: China’s Yingli Tops PV Module Supplier Rankings in 2012; Suntech Slips to Fifth: Yingli from C... #solar

Article: China’s Yingli Tops PV Module Supplier Rankings in 2012; Suntech Slips to Fifth: Yingli from C... #solar

Leading module suppliers grow slower than the market Although the PV industry is consolidating and many players have exited the business, many of the Top 10 module suppliers lost market share in 2012. While the Top 10 in 2011 had accounted for 46% of global module shipments, the group last year only achieved a combined share of 40 percent. “Canadian Solar, as well as Jinko Solar and Hanwha SolarOne were the only Top 10 companies that managed to grow merchant module shipments at a double-digit rate in 2012—in addition to Yingli and REC, of course,” explained Stefan de Haan, principal analyst for solar at IHS. “SunPower and Trina grew at a slower pace, while Suntech, First Solar and Sharp from Japan saw declining shipment volumes. Global PV end markets increased by a robust 14 percent in 2012, so on average the leading module suppliers effectively lost some ground.” The fall...

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