Lux Research Reveals 2011 Top 10 Module Manufacturers

First Solar and Suntech led in module manufacturing in 2011 with both having around 2 GW of module production, according to Lux Research’s latest Solar Supply Tracker. Crystalline silicon module prices continue to be at a record low with Tier 1 manufacturers selling around $0.9/W while Tier 2 and Tier 3 manufacturers sold at even lower rates to burn through their inventories and survive the current market conditions.

The top 10 companies added up to 12.5 GW of module production, a significant share at 44% of the 2011 total global module production.

Top 10 2011 Module Manufacturers (In Order)

First Solar - 7% - 2,001 MW

Suntech Power - 6.5% -1866 MW

Yingli Green Energy - 5.5% - 1,554 MW

Trina Solar - 4.9% - 1,395 MW

Canadian Solar - 4.8% - 1,363 MW

Sharp - 4.1% - 1,155 MW

Hanwha Solar One - 2.9% - 825 MW

Jinko - 2.8% - 782 MW

LDK Solar - 2.7% - 774 MW

SolarWorld - 2.7% - 767 MW

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