Thanks to incentive policies, the photovoltaic market has followed an average annual growth of 30% over the last five years, reaching 60% in 2004. Since 2005, the shortage of the main used raw material has strongly slow down solar modules market whereas demand continue to increase.
Recently, leading silicon suppliers have announced large investments in produc-tion capacity. These companies e.g. REC, Hemlock, Wacker Chemie, Toku-yama… are expected to minimize silicon shortage situation in 2009. These an-nouncements have lead to the forecast of a market tripling by 2010 and such dynamism is creating important market and industry mutations.
Established PV companies such as Q-Cells, Sunpower, Suntech… are now mod-elling their businesses to anticipate pressure on margins.
Following success stories of Applied Materials and Oerlikon, material and equipment manufacturers from the semi-conductor industry are eying the in-dustry's double-digit growth and entering PV market with vigour.
According to Gaëtan Rull, analyst at Yole "the PV equipment market will over-spend 2B$ in 2010. Moreover, silicon shortage is stimulating investments in new technologies and especially thin films. We expect lasers, CVD and PVD systems to explode at very short term with CAGR of 40% "
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