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					Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Supply Chain - Global Market Size and Company Analysis of
Polysilicon, Wafers, PV Cells and Solar PV Modules to 2015

The Report provides the industry analysis specialists that offer comprehensive
information on the major companies across PV value chain and trends in each segment of
the supply chain.

From an emerging fuel source 20 years ago, the availability of more effective and reliable
equipment and machinery has enabled solar PV to be transformed into a commercial
energy generating technology, in over forty countries. The global solar PV market is
expanding rapidly, with PV installations growing by 57% in 2010 over 2009. Global
solar PV installed capacity increased at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of
40.1% from 1,761 MW (megawatts) in 2001 to 36,712 MW in 2010, of which 13.3 GW
is expected to be added in 2010.

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The global solar PV market witnessed high growth in 2008 and 2009 with 13,671 MW of
installed capacity coming online in these two years as compared to only 2,441 MW
installed in 2007. The cumulative installed solar PV capacity has more than doubled since
2007. Installed capacity increased from 9,656 MW in 2007 to 23,327 MW in 2009. The
growth momentum will continue in 2010 with the revival of the economy. It is expected
that 13,385 MW of new capacity will be added in 2010. Europe is the leading solar PV
market globally, with a share of 71% of the total cumulative installed capacity, followed
by the Asia-Pacific region, accounting for a share of 14.9% in 2010.

The global silicon industry has continued to grow rapidly, with solar being the major
application area. The US and China are the major producers of silicon in the world,
accounting for over 50% of the total production capacity in 2009-2010. The global silicon
production capacity has been increasing year by year, from 32,500 metric tons (MT) in
2004 to 232,697 MT in 2010 at a CAGR of 38%.

The global solar PV silicon market revenues grew from an estimated $1.71 billion in
2004 to $6.49 billion in 2008 due to increasing average price per kg of silicon as there
was shortage of supply. However, the financial crisis in 2009 had a negative impact on
the demand for silicon as investment flow into the PV industry was affected. The
stimulus packages and other government support programs continued to show positive
results and the markets recovered from the second quarter of 2010. The silicon industry’s
market revenues will increase from an estimated $6.29 billion in 2010 to $7.89 billion by
2015, at a CAGR of 4.9%. The revenue growth rate fell from 24% CAGR in the
historical period (2004-2010) as there was a significant fall in prices due to high supply
and low demand. It is expected that the polysilicon market will stabilize over the forecast
period (2010-2015) with lower prices of silicon feedstock.

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