Barcelona Exhibition: Shortage of Silicon will remain

The shortage on Solar Grade Silicon was tangible on the Barcelona Conference and Exhibition last week. With the resulting shortages in wafers, solar cells and modules, it was the topic and it seems it will remain high on the agenda for at least the coming 2 years.

The shortage on Solar Grade Silicon was tangible on the Barcelona Conference and Exhibition last week. With the resulting shortages in wafers, solar cells and modules, it was the topic and it seems it will remain high on the agenda for at least the coming 2 years.


The number one issue is the lack of general production capacity in tons of solar grade silicon per year to feed the hungry PV market.

Solutions are still sometimes available because in more detailed issues such as quality, timing (delivery date), reliability, contract period and country of origin we can find factors that still offer options for interesting (spot market) deals and acceptable prices. The question is: do you know all the relevant players?


SolarPlaza is now offering an international Directory of all major Solar Grade Silicon (20 companies), Solar Wafer (28) and Solar Cell manufacturers (58) that are active on a global scale to offer a structured overview of who is doing what high up in the solar PV supply chain.

The Directory offers full address details including the Company name, Address, Country and Continent; telephone and fax numbers, (general) e-mail addresses, website URLs, Product categories and company type. The cost related to this MS Excel database with convenient selection options is only Ä 199. You can order by using the fax form available on our website www.solarplaza.com. SolarPlaza members will receive a discount.


More info:

Edwin Koot
President SolarPlaza

SolarPlaza BV
P.O. Box 2299
3000 CG Rotterdam
The Netherlands
Tel. +31 10 2809198
Fax. +31 10 2807265
email: e.koot@solarplaza.com
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