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Global Polysilicon Market Report: 2013 Edition

Koncept Analytics
Published Date » 2013-04-12
No. Of Pages » 57

Silicon is one of the most significant inorganic materials. Polysilicon or polycrystalline silicon comprises of numerous silicon crystals. Being one of the purest elements in the world, the purity of polysilicon can be as high as 99.9999999+%. Depending upon the purity levels, three types of polysilicon are manufactured viz. Electronic-grade Silicon (9N), Medium-grade Silicon (6-7N), and Upgraded Metallurgical-grade Silicon (>5N). On the industry front, polysilicon is required by 2 major sectors viz. the solar PV industry and the semiconductor industry.

This report analyzes the market size of the polysilicon industry with focus on regions including Japan and China in depth. Also, the solar PV and semiconductor industry size is discussed in detail. In addition, market dynamics such as industry trends and developments (world’s solar photovoltaic capacity surpassed 100-gigawatt, establishment of strategic alliances, formulation of dye sensitized solar cells and declining spot prices of polysilicon and solar module), growth drivers (rise in solar cell demand, growth in semiconductor market, and growing global economy) and challenges (trade dispute between Europe and China, oversupply in the industry and heavy capital requirements) are explicated.

The polysilicon industry is fiercely competitive with several international and domestic players operating in the domain. The key international players include REC, Wacker, Hemlock and GCL. Competitive landscape, profiles of major industry players along with the market outlook for polysilicon/solar PV demand and capacity are also included.
Table of Content

1. Overview
1.1 Polysilicon Manufacturing Process
1.2 Wafer Manufacturing Process
1.3 Cells and Modules Manufacturing

2. Market Size
2.1 Polysilicon Industry
Market Overview
Polysilicon Supply
Production/Consumption by Region
2.2 Polysilicon Industry by Region
2.2.1 Japan
Production Volume
Sales Volume
Sales Value
2.2.2 China
Imports/Exports
Imports by Region
Exports by Region
2.3 Solar PV Industry
Solar PV Demand/Available PV Production/Capacity
Regional Demand
PV Panel Production by Region
2.4 Semiconductor Industry
2.4.1 Wafer Production
Regional Breakdown

3. Market Dynamics
3.1 Industry Trends and Developments
3.1.1 World’s Solar Photovoltaic Capacity Surpassed 100Gigawatt
3.1.2 Establishment of Strategic Alliances
3.1.3 Formulation of Dye sensitized solar cells (DSSCs)
3.1.4 Declining Spot Prices of Polysilicon and Solar Module
3.2 Growth Drivers
3.2.1 Rise in Solar Cell Demand
3.2.2 Growth in Semiconductor Market
3.2.3 Growing Global Economy
3.3 Challenges
3.3.1 Trade Dispute between Europe and China
3.3.2 Oversupply in the Industry
3.3.3 Heavy Capital Requirements

4. Competitive Landscape
Competitive Overview
Polysilicon Production Capacity

5. Company Profile
5.1 Wacker Chemie AG
5.1.1 Business Overview
5.1.2 Financial Overview
5.1.3 Business Strategies
Focus on R&D Activities
Technical Competence
5.2 Renewable Energy Corporation ASA (REC)
5.2.1 Business Overview
5.2.3 Financial Overview
5.2.3 Business Strategies
Focus on Research & Development
Sustainable Development
5.3 GCL
5.3.1 Business Overview
5.3.2 Financial Overview
5.3.3 Business Strategies
Management of Risk
Transparent Flow of Information
5.4 Hemlock Semiconductor
5.4.1 Business Overview
5.4.2 Business Strategies
Stringent Quality Control
Focus on Sustainability

6. Market Outlook
Global Polysilicon Demand & Capacity Estimates
Solar PV & Wafer Capacity Estimates
Regional Analysis
China
Japan
Taiwan
Korea
India
US
Europe

List of Tables


Polysilicon Production Capacity (20102013F)
Solar PV Production Capacity (20102013F)
Chinese Solar PV and Wafer Capacity Estimates by Company (2012E & 2013E)
Taiwanese Solar PV and Wafer Capacity Estimates by Company (2012E & 2013E)
Japanese Solar PV Capacity Estimates by Company (2012E & 2013E)
Korean Solar PV and Wafer Capacity Estimates by Company (2012E & 2013E)
US Solar PV Capacity Estimates by Company (2012E & 2013E)
Europe’s Solar PV and Wafer Capacity Estimates by Company (2012E & 2013E)
India’s Solar PV Capacity Estimates by Company (2012E & 2013E)

List of Figures


Manufacturing Process of Polysilicon
Silicon Wafer Manufacturing Process
Polysilicon End Markets (September 2012)
Global Polysilicon Supply (20072011)
Polysilicon Production by Region (May 2012)
Polysilicon Consumption (January 2013)
Japan’s Polysilicon Production Volume (20072011)
Japan’s Polysilicon Sales Volume (20072011)
Japan’s Polysilicon Sales Value (20072011)
China’s Polysilicon Imports (January 2012August 2012)
China’s Polysilicon Imports’ Breakup by Region
China’s Polysilicon Exports (January 2012August 2012)
China’s Polysilicon Exports’ Breakup by Region
Global Solar PV Demand, Total Available PV Production and Capacity (2010 & 2011)
Solar PV Regional Demand (2011)
Global PV Panel Production by Region (2011)
Solar PV Capacity Tiers (2010 & 2011)
Solar PV New Installed Capacity in Germany (2011 & 2012)
Global Semiconductor Revenues (20102012)
Global Semiconductor Sales (January 2010January 2013)
Regional Solar Wafer Production (May 2012)
Japan’s Silicon Wafer Revenues (20072011)
Japan’s Silicon Wafer Statistics (20072011)
Japans’ Silicon Wafer more than 300mm, Statistics (20072011)
Japans’ Silicon Wafer 200mm, Statistics (20072011)
Solar Grade Polysilicon Spot Prices (January 2012January 2013)
Solar Module Prices (January 2012January 2013)
Global GDP (20012011)
Polysilicon Production Capacity (2012E)
Tier 1 Solar PV Production Capacity Share by Company (2012E)
Wacker Chemie’ Revenue Share by Business Segments (2012)
Wacker Chemie’s Revenues and Net Income (20092012)
REC’s Revenue Share by Business Segments (2012)
REC’s Revenues and Net Profit/Loss (20092012)
Revenues and Net Income of GCL (20092012)
Hemlock’s Ownership Structure (2012)
Polysilicon Demand and Capacity Estimates (2012E2015E)
Solar PV Regional Demand Estimates (2012E & 2013E)
Global Solar PV Demand, Total Available PV Production and Capacity Estimates (2012E & 2013E)
Solar PV CapacityTiers Estimates (2012E & 2013E)
China’s Solar PV and Wafer Capacity Estimates (2012E & 2013E)
Taiwanese Solar PV and Wafer Capacity Estimates (2012E & 2013E)
Japanese Solar PV Manufacturing Capacity Estimates (2012E & 2013E)
Korean Solar PV and Wafer Capacity Estimates (2012E & 2013E)
U.S. Solar PV Manufacturing Capacity Estimates (2012E & 2013E)
Europe’s Solar PV and Wafer Capacity Estimates (2012E & 2013E)
India’s Solar PV Manufacturing Capacity Estimates (2012E & 2013E)

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