PVinsights : Polysilicon and solar cells experience great price increase this week

Polysilicon prices experience great increase this week. The still under review Chinese anti-dumping and countervailing investigation against polysilicon import from the US, EU, and Korea continues adding momentum for the price uptrend of 2nd grade polysilicon in China.

Polysilicon prices experience great increase this week. The still under review Chinese anti-dumping and countervailing investigation against polysilicon import from the US, EU, and Korea continues adding momentum for the price uptrend of 2nd grade polysilicon in China. On the other hand, despite limited transaction in the spot for PV grade polysilicon, PV poly makers continue raising their prices to similar price levels of 2nd grade polysilicon. As a result, price gap between PV and 2nd grade poly is narrowed with their strong price performances.


Price of multi wafers moderately improves this week. With rising polysilicon prices adding to wafer production costs, wafer price increases to reflect the added cost. On the other hand, mono wafers experience greater price increase this week as their demand continues to improve especially from the booming Japanese market. Prices of both multi and mono cells increase greatly this week. The good downstream demand from China, Japan, and Germany drives up cell demand and their prices.

Module prices increase moderately this week. Good system demand from Japan continues while PV installation in Europe is recovering especially in Germany. Along with solid installation demand from China, overall system demand is still improving. However, decreasing system prices still put pressure on module prices despite booming demand. As a result, module prices only experience moderate increase this week.

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