28 Feb '12, 5pm

Chinese Manufacturers Continue To Dominate Solar Module Market via @SolarIndustry

Chinese Manufacturers Continue To Dominate Solar Module Market via @SolarIndustry

In its latest rankings of the world's top solar module suppliers, market research firm IMS Research has determined that last year's winner has once again come out on top. The analysis also revealed major indicators of the market consolidation that is now under way in the challenging photovoltaic module manufacturing sector. Suntech Power was the largest supplier of PV modules, by shipment volumes, for the second consecutive year, according to the rankings. For the first time, Suntech was also joined by three other Chinese crystalline PV module manufacturers in the top five, as Chinese manufacturers tightened their grip on the market. Despite challenging market conditions throughout 2011, Suntech became the first supplier to ship over 2 GW of modules. The only non-Chinese manufacturer ranked in the top five was U.S.-based thin-film supplier First Solar, which was ranked as ...

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