09 May '11, 5pm

PV News Annual Data Collection Results: Cell and Module Production Explode Past 20 GW: The following is an exc...

PV News Annual Data Collection Results: Cell and Module Production Explode Past 20 GW: The following is an exc...

While 2010 witnessed unfettered growth and lucrative profits for the industry, 2011 and 2012 are widely expected to be much more challenging years, with policymakers attempting to reign in demand by imposing significant cuts in all key feed-in tariff-driven markets. Already, news from the first four months of the year indicates that demand has softened considerably, although given the seasonal nature of PV demand, the months of greatest demand (June and December) are yet to come. While further demand growth in 2011 is certainly possible, its magnitude will likely be substantially lower (GTM Research estimates 2011 installations at 20.8 GW, implying 19% growth), and 2012 could be even tougher given the probability of further cuts and market caps. At the same time, cell and module manufacturers have been expanding relentlessly; cell and module capacity are set to increase by...

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