Economics and Cost Modeling

Date of Publication: Jun 19, 2013
The global PV industry's recent past has seen wafer, cell, and module suppliers at the mercy of an inhospitable supply-demand imbalance throughout the global market. With supply consistently 200% of demand annually, c-Si module prices have fallen approximately 70% in two years. One positive externality of this cutthroat pricing is that manufacturing costs have fallen in line with pricing declines. This is mostly because pricing for key inputs further up the value chain has also fallen as a result of overcapacity and consequent margin evaporation.

Date of Publication: Sep 8, 2011
New Low Cost Technology Trend for Wafer The photovoltaic market that has rapidly grown until 2010 is slightly slowing down due to the FIT cut and...

Date of Publication: Jan 5, 2012
The polysilicon price which exceeded $90/kg in the beginning of last year has currently fallen to a price level of $30/kg. In this circumstance, where...