Global and China Photovoltaic Glass Industry Report, 2014-2018

Global and China Photovoltaic Glass Industry Report, 2014-2018

Research in China, Date of Publication: Feb 3, 2015, 108 Pages

Global and China Photovoltaic Glass Industry Report, 2014-2018

Featuring controllable light transmitting, energy-saving & generation and environmental friendliness, photovoltaic glass (PV glass) is primarily applied in solar cell module, and its transparency directly affects conversion efficiency of solar cell. PV glass consists mainly of crystalline silicon PV glass and thin-film PV glass.

PV glass is an important accessory in solar cell industry, growing along with development of PV industry. During 2000-2014, Global installed PV capacity recorded CAGR of 42.9%, compared with 70.7% in China.

Driven by PV industry, China’s PV glass consumption has increased gradually, exceeding 200 million m2 in 2014. Since 2006, promoted by big profits and favorable policies, various domestic manufacturers has invested to build PV glass production lines, combined with the shifting of foreign companies into China, thus leading to rapid expansion of PV glass capacity in China. Standard Conditions for the Photovoltaic Manufacturing Industry issued in 2015 lifted access threshold of PV industry, thus decelerating expansion pace of PV glass capacity.

With improvement in return on investment (ROI) in PV-related industries, foreign companies like AGC explore high-end PV glass business via cooperation; domestic flat glass manufacturers including CSG Holding and Xinyi Glass actively expand PV glass capacity; new entrants such as IRICO Electronics and China National Building Materials also make investment in PV glass field.

AGC: Established partnership with Rolith in 2013 to co-develop advanced anti-reflective glass; entered into a strategic cooperation agreement with Spanish Onyx Solar in 2014 to promote and sell PV glass within North America manufactured by Onyx Solar

CSG Holding: In Mar. 2014, Wujiang CSG ultra-white rolled solar glass production line was completed and put into operation, with capacity of 650t/d and costs down more than 30% than that of the first and second production lines; in Nov. of the same year, the company completed high-performance ultra-thin glass production line mainly for the production of touch screen and PV module cover plate.

Xinyi Glass: In Nov. 2014, the company spent HK$ 77.31 million to buy the land in Malacca, Malaysia for the construction of an ultra-clear glass production plant, with products targeting Thailand, the Philippines and Singapore.

IRICO Electronics: The company sold shares twice, totaling 10 million, and obtained RMB76.40 million for development of solar PV glass and new electronic chemical materials.

China National Building Materials: The company has, in recent years, set foot in ultra-clear PV glass, TCO glass, etc, and built dozens of ultra-clear PV glass. In Sep. 2014, Bengbu Design & Research Institute for Glass Industry of CNBM acquired Avancis under France Compagnie de Saint Gobain, which manufactures thin-film solar cell and CIGS thin film cell, to further promote thin film solar industry chain.

Global and China Photovoltaic Glass Industry Report, 2014-2018 by ResearchInChina covers the following:

  • Policy environment and industry environment for the development of global PV glass industry;
  • Global and Chinese PV glass market size, market demand of main products, competitive landscape;
  • Status quo of global and China solar cell and solar module market;
  • Operation, revenue structure and layout in China of 5 foreign PV glass companies;
  • Operation, revenue structure and competitive landscape of 18 domestic PV glass companies


1. Overview of PV Glass

1.1 Definition and Classification
1.2 Application
1.3 Characteristics
1.4 Manufacturing Technology

2. Development Environment of PV Glass

2.1 Policy Environment
2.1.1 Japan
2.1.2 China
2.2 Industry Environment

3. Development of PV Glass Industry

3.1 Global
3.1.1 PV
3.1.2 PV Glass
3.2 China
3.2.1 PV
3.2.2 PV Glass

4. Main PV Glass Products

4.1 Super Clear Patterned Glass
4.1.1 Profile
4.1.2 Global Market Demand
4.1.3 Status Quo of Chinese Market
4.1.4 Competitive Landscape
4.2 TCO Glass
4.2.1 Profile
4.2.2 Global Market Demand
4.2.3 Status Quo of Chinese Market
4.2.4 Competitive Landscape
4.3 PV Anti-reflective Glass
4.3.1 Profile
4.3.2 Status Quo of Chinese Market
4.3.3 Competitive Landscape

5. Solar Cell Industry

5.1 Solar Cell
5.1.1 Global
5.1.2 China
5.2 Solar Cell Module 

6. Major PV Glass Companies Worldwide

6.1 AGC
6.1.1 Profile
6.1.2 Operation
6.1.3 Revenue Structure
6.1.4 PV Glass Business
6.1.5 Development in China
6.2 Saint-Gobain
6.2.1 Profile
6.2.2 Operation
6.2.3 Revenue Structure
6.2.4 PV Glass Business
6.2.5 Development in China
6.3 NSG
6.3.1 Profile
6.3.2 Operation
6.3.3 Revenue Structure
6.3.4 PV Glass Business
6.3.5 Development in China
6.4 PPG Industries
6.4.1 Profile
6.4.2 Operation
6.4.3 Revenue Structure
6.4.4 PV Glass Business
6.4.5 Development in China
6.5 Sunarc
6.5.1 Profile
6.5.2 Operation
6.5.3 Development in China

7. Major Chinese PV Glass Companies

7.1 CSG Holding
7.1.1 Profile
7.1.2 Operation
7.1.3 Revenue Structure
7.1.4 Gross Margin
7.1.5 PV Glass Business
7.2 Xinyi Glass Holdings
7.2.1 Profile
7.2.2 Operation
7.2.3 Revenue Structure
7.2.4 PV Glass Business——Xinyi Solar Holding
7.3 Topray Solar
7.3.1 Profile
7.3.2 Operation
7.3.3 Revenue Structure
7.3.4 Gross Margin
7.3.5 Main Production Base
7.3.6 PV Glass Business
7.4 AVIC Sanxin
7.4.1 Profile
7.4.2 Operation
7.4.3 Revenue Structure
7.4.4 Gross Margin
7.4.5 PV Glass Business
7.5 Almaden
7.5.1 Profile
7.5.2 Operation
7.5.3 Revenue Structure
7.5.4 PV Glass Business
7.5.5 Development
7.6 Jiangsu Xiuqiang Glasswork Co., Ltd.
7.6.1 Profile
7.6.2 Operation
7.6.3 Revenue Structure
7.6.4 PV Glass Business
7.7 China Glass Holdings
7.7.1 Profile
7.7.2 Operation
7.7.3 Revenue Structure
7.7.4 Gross Margin
7.7.5 PV Glass Business
7.8 Shandong Jinjing Science & Technology Co Ltd
7.8.1 Profile
7.8.2 Operation
7.8.3 Revenue Structure
7.8.4 PV Glass Business
7.9 Zhuzhou Kibing Group Co., Ltd.
7.9.1 Profile
7.9.2 Operation
7.9.3 Revenue Structure
7.9.4 PV Glass Business
7.10 Henan Ancai Hi-tech Co., Ltd.
7.10.1 Profile
7.10.2 Operation
7.10.3 Revenue Structure
7.10.4 PV Glass Business
7.11 IRICO Electronics
7.11.1 Profile
7.11.2 Operation
7.11.3 PV Glass Business
7.12 Guangdong Golden Glass Technologies Limited
7.12.1 Profile
7.12.2 Operation
7.12.3 Revenue Structure
7.12.4 PV Glass Business
7.13 Luoyang Glass Co., Ltd.
7.13.1 Profile
7.13.2 Operation
7.14 Shanghai Yaohua Pilkington Glass Group
7.14.1 Profile
7.14.2 Operation
7.14.3 Revenue Structure
7.14.4 Gross Margin
7.14.5 PV Glass Business
7.15 Other
7.15.1 FLAT Solar Glass Group
7.15.2 Henan Yuhua PV New Materials Co., Ltd.
7.15.3 Henan Succeed Photovoltaic Materials Co., LTD.
7.15.4 Zhejiang Hehe Photovoltaic Glass Technology Co., Ltd

8. Summary and Forecast

8.1 Market
8.2 Company


Application of PV Glass in Crystalline Silicon Battery Module
Application of PV Glass in Thin-film Battery Module
Application of PV Glass in BIPV
Manufacturing Technology of PV Glass
PV Subsidy Policies in Main Countries, 2014
PV Subsidy Policies in Japan, 2014
Main PV Subsidy Policies in China, 2014
Average Spot Price of Solar Module in China, 2013-2014
Global Installed PV Capacity, 2005-2015E
Global Consumption of and Demand for Main PV Glasses, 2012-2018E
Sales of Major Global PV Glass Companies, 2011-2014
China’s Installed PV Capacity, 2006-2015E
Revenue and Net Income of Major Chinese PV Glass Companies, Jan.-Sep. 2014
Classification and Application of PV Glass
Sketch Map of Ultra Clear Patterned Glass
Global Consumption of Ultra Clear Patterned Glass, 2007-2014
Consumption of Ultra Clear Patterned Glass in China, 2005-2014
Capacity of  Ultra Clear Patterned Glass  in China, 2013-2014
Performance Comparison between Three Kinds of TCO Glass
Consumption of TCO Glass Worldwide, 2008-2014
TCO Glass Industrialization in China 
Major TCO Conductive Glass Companies in the World
Performance of PV Anti-reflective Glass
Major PV Anti-reflective Glass Companies in China 
Major Manufacturers of Anti-reflective Coating for Ultra Clear Rolled Glass in the World 
Classification of Solar PV Cell 
Performance Comparison between Thin-film Battery and Crystal Silicon Battery 
Output Structure of Solar Cell by Product Worldwide, 2001-2014
Output and Proportion of Solar Cell and in China, 2011-2014
Output Structure of Solar Cell by Region in China, Jan.-Sep.2014
Capacity and Output of Solar Cell Module Worldwide, 2008-2015E
Capacity and Shipment of Major Solar Cell Companies Worldwide, 2014
PV Cell Module Expansion Plan of Major Companies Worldwide, 2015
PV Cell Module Expansion Plan of Major Companies in China, 2015
Glass Production Lines of Asahi Glass Co., Ltd. (AGC) by Region
Revenue and Net Income of Asahi Glass Co., Ltd. (AGC), 2008-2014
Revenue Breakdown of Asahi Glass Co., Ltd. (AGC) by Business, 2010-2014
Revenue Breakdown of Asahi Glass Co., Ltd. (AGC) by Region, 2011-2013
Major Subsidiaries of of Asahi Glass Co., Ltd. (AGC) in China
Marketing Network of Asahi Glass Co., Ltd. (AGC) in China
Revenue and Net Income of Saint-Gobain, 2009-2014
Revenue Breakdown of Saint-Gobain by Business, 2009-2014
Revenue Breakdown of  Saint-Gobain by Region, 2009-2014
 Revenue and YoY of Saint-Gobain in China, 2002-2013
Layout of Saint-Gobain in China 
Major Companies of Saint-Gobain in China Involved in Glass Business 
Revenue and Net Income of NSG, FY2009-FY2015
Revenue Breakdown of NSG by Business, FY2009-FY2015
Revenue Breakdown of NSG by Region, FY2013-FY2014
Revenue Breakdown of NSG’s Major Products by Region, FY2014
Subsidiaries of NSG in China, 2014
Factory Distribution of PPG by Region, as of 2013
Revenue and Net Income of PPG, 2008-2014
Revenue Breakdown of  PPG by Business, 2009-2013
Revenue Breakdown of PPG by Region, 2011-2013
PPG’s Cooperation in Glass Business in China
AR Glass Transmission Rates of Sunarc (by Field)
Global Marketing Network of CSG Holding Co., Ltd.
Three Major Industrial Chains of CSG Holding Co., Ltd.
Revenue and Net Income of of CSG Holding Co., Ltd., 2007-2014
Revenue Breakdown of CSG Holding Co., Ltd by Product, 2008-2014
Revenue Breakdown of CSG Holding Co., Ltd by Region, 2008-2014
Gross Margin of CSG Holding Co., Ltd by Product, 2008-2014
PV Glass Subsidiaries of of CSG Holding Co., Ltd.
Revenue and Net Income of Xinyi Glass Holdings Limited, 2007-2014
Revenue Breakdown of Xinyi Glass Holdings Limited by Product, 2007-2014
Revenue Breakdown of Xinyi Glass Holdings Limited by Region, 2007-2014
Marketing Network of Xinyi Solar Holdings Limited in China
Revenue Breakdown of Xinyi Solar Holdings Limited by Product, 2012-2014
Revenue Breakdown of Xinyi Solar Holdings Limited by Region, 2012-2014
PV Glass Production Lines of Xinyi Solar Holdings, 2014
Revenue and Net Income of Shenzhen Topraysolar Co., Ltd., 2008-2014
Revenue Breakdown of Shenzhen Topraysolar Co., Ltd by Product, 2009-2014
Three Overseas Marketing Companies of Shenzhen Topraysolar Co., Ltd.
Revenue Breakdown of Shenzhen Topraysolar Co., Ltd by Region, 2009-2014
 Gross Margin of Shenzhen Topraysolar Co., Ltd. by Product, 2009-2014
Three Major Production Bases of Shenzhen Topraysolar Co., Ltd.
Revenue from PV Glass Business of Shenzhen Topraysolar Co., Ltd., 2010-2014
Financials of Major PV Glass Subsidiaries of Shenzhen Topraysolar Co., Ltd., 2013-2014
Industrial Structure of Aviation Sanxin Co., Ltd.
Revenue and Net Income of Aviation Sanxin Co., Ltd, 2007-2014
Revenue Breakdown of Aviation Sanxin Co., Ltd by Product, 2008-2014
Revenue Breakdown of Aviation Sanxin Co., Ltd by Region, 2008-2014
 Gross Margin of Aviation Sanxin Co., Ltd by Product, 2008-2014
Specialty Glass Production Bases of Aviation Sanxin Co., Ltd, 2014
Production Bases of Aviation Sanxin Co., Ltd
Revenue and Net Income of Aviation Sanxin Solar PV Glass Co., Ltd. 2011-2014
Revenue and Net Income of Changzhou Almaden Co., Ltd., 2008-2014
Revenue Breakdown of Changzhou Almaden Co., Ltd. by Product, 2012-2014
Revenue Breakdown of Changzhou Almaden Co., Ltd. by Region, 2009-2014
Production and Sales Volume of PV Glass of Changzhou Almaden Co., Ltd., 2012-2013
Revenue and Gross Margin of PV Glass Business of Changzhou Almaden Co., Ltd, 2012-2014
Marketing Network of Jiangsu Xiuqiang Glasswork Co., Ltd. Worldwide 
Revenue and Net Income of Jiangsu Xiuqiang Glasswork Co., Ltd., 2008-2014
 Revenue Breakdown of Jiangsu Xiuqiang Glasswork Co., Ltd by Product, 2009-2014
 Revenue Breakdown of Jiangsu Xiuqiang Glasswork Co., Ltd by Region, 2010-2014
Solar Glass Products of Jiangsu Xiuqiang Glasswork Co., Ltd
Marketing Network of Solar Glass of Jiangsu Xiuqiang Glasswork Co., Ltd in China 
Production and Sales Volume of PV Glass of Jiangsu Xiuqiang Glasswork Co., Ltd, 2012-2013 
Revenue of Solar Glass Business of Jiangsu Xiuqiang Glasswork Co., Ltd, 2009-2014
TCO Glass Capacity of Jiangsu Xiuqiang Glasswork Co., Ltd, 2011-2014
Major PV Glass Projects under Construction of Jiangsu Xiuqiang Glasswork Co., Ltd, 2014
Leading Products of China Glass Holding Limited
Revenue and Net Income of China Glass Holding Limited, 2007-2014
Revenue Breakdown of China Glass Holding Limited by Product, 2010-2014
Revenue Breakdown of China Glass Holding Limited by Region, 2008-2013
Gross Margin of China Glass Holding Limited by Product, 2010-2014
Main PV Production Lines of China Glass Holding Limited
Revenue and Net Income of Shandong Jinjing Science & Technology Stock Co., Ltd, 2006-2014
Revenue Breakdown of Shandong Jinjing Science & Technology Stock Co., Ltd by Product, 2008-2014
Revenue Breakdown of Shandong Jinjing Science & Technology Stock Co., Ltd by Region, 2008-2014
Glass Production Lines of Shandong Jinjing Science & Technology Stock Co., Ltd
Global Marketing Network of Zhuzhou Kibing Group Co., Ltd
Revenue and Net Income of Zhuzhou Kibing Group Co., Ltd, 2008-2014
Revenue Breakdown of Zhuzhou Kibing Group Co., Ltd by Product, 2008-2014
Revenue Breakdown of Zhuzhou Kibing Group Co., Ltd  by Region, 2008-2014
Production Bases of Zhuzhou Kibing Group Co., Ltd
PV Glass Production Lines of Zhuzhou Kibing Group Co., Ltd
Financials of Major PV Glass Subsidiaries of Zhuzhou Kibing Group Co., Ltd, 2013-2014
Revenue and Net Income of Henan Ancai Hi-tech Co., Ltd, 2008-2014
Revenue Breakdown of Henan Ancai Hi-tech Co., Ltd by Product, 2012-2014
Revenue and Gross Margin of PV Glass Business of Henan Ancai Hi-tech Co., Ltd, 2009-2012 
Revenue and Gross Profit of IRICO Group Electronics Company Limited, 2008-2014
PV Glass Production Lines of IRICO Group Electronics Company Limited
Revenue of PV Glass Business of IRICO Group Electronics Company Limited, 2010-2014
Revenue and Net Income of Guangdong Golden Glass Technologies Limited, 2008-2014
 Revenue Breakdown of Guangdong Golden Glass Technologies Limited by Product, 2010-2014
 Revenue Breakdown o f Guangdong Golden Glass Technologies Limited by Region, 2010-2014
PV Project Progression of Guangdong Golden Glass Technologies Limited, 2014
Revenue of PV Glass (Module) Business of Guangdong Golden Glass Technologies Limited, 2010-2014
Revenue and Net Income of Luoyang Glass Co., Ltd, 2008-2014
Marketing Network of Shanghai Yaohua Pilkington Glass Group Co., Ltd.
Subisidiaries of Shanghai Yaohua Pilkington Glass Group Co., Ltd.
Revenue and Net Income of Shanghai Yaohua Pilkington Glass Group Co., Ltd., 2007-2014
 Revenue Breakdown of Shanghai Yaohua Pilkington Glass Group Co., Ltd. by Product, 2008-2014
 Revenue Breakdown of Shanghai Yaohua Pilkington Glass Group Co., Region, 2008-2014
Gross Margin of Shanghai Yaohua Pilkington Glass Group Co., Ltd. by Product, 2006-2014
Operations of Major PV Glass Subsidiaries of Shanghai Yaohua Pilkington Glass Group Co., Ltd., 2013-2014
Industrial Chains of Henan Succeed Photovoltaic Materials Corporation
Newly Installed PV Capacity Growth in China and Worldwide, 2006-2014
Consumption of Major PV Glass Worldwide, 2007-2014
Revenue Growth of Major PV Glass Companies Worldwide, 2007-2014 


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