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#china #supplychain Top 10 Best-Performing Solar PV Stocks in 2011 - Solarplaza

#china #supplychain Top 10 Best-Performing Solar PV Stocks in 2011 - Solarplaza

The relative strong performance of Sunpower’s stock can be explained by its takeover by France-based Total earlier this year. The other Top 10-listed companies have another position in the industry supply chain: from polysilicon producers to inverter manufacturers; and from equipment manufacturers to project developers. Why Are Solar Stocks Down? Germany, the world’s biggest PV market in 2010, reduced its incentives for solar energy at the beginning of 2011. The same happened in the case of the runner-up, Italy. At the same time, an industry boom occurred in the supply chain. Not only did existing manufacturers of polysilicon, cells and modules in (mainly) China expand their production capacity, but the global market grew for at least ten consecutive years, showing an extremely high growth rate of over 100% in 2010. This spurred on the industry – and still today new, highl...

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