Taipei, Friday, July 28, 2017 07:17 (GMT+8)
thunderstorms
Taipei
33°C
Global PV market, 2011
Chihheng Liang, DIGITIMES Research, Taipei [Wednesday 11 May 2011]
Registration required (free) to purchase. Please sign in if you wish to continue.
Major reductions in subsidy levels are occurring across the major European PV markets in 2011. As European markets account for 80% of global demand, this will have a decisive effect on supply and demand in the global PV industry. However, the PV markets of India, the US, Canada, Australia and other countries also have a great deal of growth momentum, which could even be sufficient to offset the impact of weakening European demand. Digitimes Research estimates that, spurred on by emerging PV markets, the global PV market will reach 21.5GWp, representing 17.8% growth on the 2010 figure.
Abstract
Global trends in new PV system installations, 2008-2012 (GWp)

The PV market saw burgeoning demand in 2010. The boom in the German market during the first half of the year was followed by a boom in Italy during the second half, with demand outstripping supply throughout 2010. Digitimes Research estimates that total global new PV system installations reached 18.2GWp in 2010.

Major reductions in subsidy levels are occurring across the major European PV markets in 2011. As European markets account for 80% of global demand, this will have a decisive effect on supply and demand in the global PV industry. However, the PV markets of India, the US, Canada, Australia and other countries also have a great deal of growth momentum, which could even be sufficient to offset the impact of weakening European demand. Digitimes Research estimates that, spurred on by emerging PV markets, the global PV market will reach 21.5GWp, representing 17.8% growth on the 2010 figure.

The PV industry spent the entirety of 2010 coping with shortfalls in supplies, driving many firms to proactively expand capacity in response. As the trend towards relocating manufacturing to the Asia region continues unabated, China and Taiwan-based firms have also actively expanded capacity. Digitimes Research calculates that based on the various manufacturers' capacity expansion plans, global PV silicon wafer capacity will reach 50.9GWp by the end of 2011, equivalent to 62.1% growth on the 2010 figure; while total c-Si solar cell capacity will reach 60.6GWp in 2011, a 90.6% increase on the preceding year.

Table of contents
Price: NT$48,000 (approx. US$1,685)
Realtime news
  • Samsung forms e-sport team for Taiwan gaming market

    IT + CE | 8h 13min ago

  • Winbond to spend NT$6.28 billion on equipment

    Bits + chips | 8h 18min ago

  • Catcher starts operation at new plant

    IT + CE | 9h 49min ago

  • Samsung chip biz drives overall profit growth in 2Q17

    Bits + chips | 10h 4min ago

  • Driverless electric bus EZ10 to be on trial in Taipei City

    IT + CE | 10h 12min ago

  • Graphics card shortages ease as cryptocurrency mining fad subsides

    IT + CE | 10h 57min ago

  • Smartphone shipments in China fall in 2Q17, says Canalys

    Mobile + telecom | 11h 7min ago

  • PAT to cooperate with IBM Taiwan for new cloud system

    Before Going to Press | 9h 23min ago

  • China market: HTC to roll out standalone VR headset

    Before Going to Press | 9h 45min ago

  • BLU supplier Coretronic optimistic about 3Q17

    Before Going to Press | 9h 45min ago

  • Samsung forms e-sport team for Taiwan gaming market

    Before Going to Press | 9h 46min ago

  • eMemory announces validation of on-chip security IP on UMC advanced nodes

    Before Going to Press | 9h 54min ago

  • Demand for high-speed transmissions surges

    Before Going to Press | 11h 35min ago

Pause
 | 
View more

China AMOLED panel capacity expansion forecast, 2016-2020

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jun 8, 15:37

This Digitimes Research Special Report examines the China AMOLED industry, focusing on the expansion capacity of the makers, the current implementation plans of major smartphone vendors in the market and the technological hurdles faced by China's makers.

Taiwan server shipment forecast and industry analysis, 2017

TAIWAN MOBILE DEVICE | May 31, 10:20

According to surveys and analyses conducted by Digitimes Research, revenues generated from sales of server motherboards, servers, storage systems and related network system equipment by Taiwan-based vendors rose 4.8% on year to reach NT$555.8 billion (US$18.79...

Global tablet market – 1Q 2017

GLOBAL TABLET | May 23, 14:49

Cannibalized by large-size smartphones, global tablet shipments in first-quarter 2017 dropped 16.7% on year to reach 37.12 million units.

Taiwan handsets – 1Q 2017

TAIWAN MOBILE DEVICE | May 19, 11:42

Taiwan's handset shipments have improved significantly thanks to feature phone orders from HMD Global.

China smartphone market and industry – 1Q 2017

CHINA SMARTPHONE | May 12, 13:53

Total shipments of China-based smartphone makers in first-quarter 2017 were 134.30 million units, representing flat growth compared to first-quarter 2016 and showing an on-quarter drop of 28.8%.

Global notebook shipment forecast, 2017 and beyond
Trends and forecasts for the China FPD industry, 2014-2017
The transition to 4k TV - UHD TV market forecast, 2014-2017
  • Wireless broadband developments in Southeast Asia markets

    As of 2013, the 10 ASEAN nations had a total of over 700 million mobile subscriptions, with the CAGR from 2003-2013 reaching 24%. This Digitimes Research Special Report analyzes the various mobile broadband markets in ASEAN and looks at the respective trends in 4G LTE development for those markets.

  • 2015 global tablet demand forecast

    This Digitimes Research Special Report provides a 2015 forecast for the global tablet market and analyzes the strategies of key market players such as Google, Apple, Intel, and Microsoft.

  • 2015 China smartphone panel trend forecast

    This Digitimes Research Special Report analyzes the strategies of key China-based major panel makers BOE, Tianma and IVO for attacking the different market segments through technology and pricing, and their relationship to local vendors Huawei, Lenovo, ZTE, Xiaomi and Coolpad.