Need for End-Market Diversification on the Horizon for Global PV Sector

January 13, 2010

BOSTON, Jan. 13 /PRNewswire/ — Solar companies at every step of the global PV supply chain must begin to focus resources on developing the end-markets that will support the industry in the event of another major market saturation, according to the recently released market report by PHOTON Consulting, Solar Power Markets: Prepare for Impact.

“During 2009, the global PV sector became overly dependent on a few dominant end markets. As rapid supply growth returns to the sector, we fear that these markets are at significant risk over the next several years of exhausting the local economic and technical capacity to sustain these rapid installation growth rates,” said Chris Porter, lead demand analyst at PHOTON Consulting and co-author of Solar Power Markets: Prepare for Impact. “Those companies who have not established defensible channels to other markets are likely to have a very difficult time when this happens.”

Solar Power Markets: Prepare for Impact, PHOTON’s newest research report is a critical downstream reference guide that enables global solar companies to navigate the most important existing and emerging PV markets. Prepare for Impact includes in-depth 30-page profiles of the 13 most important end-markets for current and future global PV demand. The report includes critical market-specific data and analysis on price and volume trends, project economics, policy details, key market participants, and regulatory requirements for the markets highlighted.

Prepare for Impact provides the necessary data, frameworks, and toolkits to empower solar industry executives to make fact-based decisions as they move forward into new markets in the coming years,” said Porter.

To view a detailed report summary of Solar Power Markets: Prepare for Impact, or to purchase a copy, please visit http://www.photonconsulting.com.


PHOTON Consulting is the largest dedicated solar energy research consultancy and is a leading supplier of in-depth research, management and strategic consulting services specific to the PV sector. With the deepest, broadest integrated coverage, PHOTON Consulting tracks the solar energy sector from feedstock to factory gate to end customer in every active and emerging market. PHOTON’s solar consultants model company, geographic and industry projections from the outside in, cross-checking company announcements with providers and buyers. Our PV data consists of historical and five-year forward projections for price, volume, revenue, cost, operating profit, operating margin and demand for c-Si, UMG-Si and thin film technologies. With the most extensive research and data in the sector, PHOTON Consulting is the source for research and analysis in solar power. For more information on PHOTON Consulting, please visit the Company’s websites: http://www.photonconsulting.com, http://www.siliconpriceindex.com.


PHOTON Consulting, LLC (c) 2010. All Rights Reserved. Disclaimer: The information and statistical data with this report have not been independently verified and we make no representations or warranty as to its accuracy, completeness or correctness. Any opinions or estimates reflect the judgment of PHOTON Consulting, LLC at the date of publication and are subject to change at any time without notice. This publication is for information purposes only and is not intended to provide professional, investment or any other type of advice or recommendation. PHOTON Consulting, LLC does not accept any responsibility and cannot be held liable for any person’s use of or reliance on the information and opinions contained within the report.

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