Archive for December, 2008

An update to Previous post: 3 Reasons the price of solar power is going to drop in the next 2 years.

December 12, 2008

Check out these recent news stories on the plummeting price of Polysilicon and the coming glut:

Polysilicon glut promises 2009 fall in solar panel prices

Solar power stocks drop as orders are canceled –A shortage of polysilicon has the cost of manufacturing solar cells high, but “That bottleneck is about to bust wide open. The prices on solar modules will

China Sunergy, Yingli announce supply deals amid sector turmoil –Yingli said the estimates took into account the expected polysilicon prices, lower prices for photovoltaic modules, and depreciation of the euro against the

Research and Markets: A Global Polysilicon Market Report: 2008 Edition – The rapid growth of the solar photovoltaic (PV) cell market has resulted in a demand-supply imbalance in the polysilicon market. The high growth of solar

Analysts: “Long, dark season” ahead

Growth forecast for 2009 solar installations cut from 49% to 26%
Panel prices will likely fall 20-30% in 2009 as global supply of polysilicon doubles, the market research firm reckons. Solar companies will attempt to

The Week That Solar Was Left for Dead
As reported from …spot prices for polysilicon have dropped sharply, as demand from solar cell makers has weakened due to the onslaught of

Suntech cuts forecast, shares fall to all-time low
Prices for polysilicon on the Chinese spot market, which accounts for about half of Suntech’s supplies, had declined by more than 50 percent in the past

Solar panel overcapacity expected in 2009, says The Information
Within the solar market, a shortage of polysilicon used to make high efficiency solar panels led to a surge in thin-film panel demand, noted Dr Castellano,