Solar wafer producer PV Crystalox said that it had shipped slightly more solar wafers than had previously guided for 2009, on the back of strong demand at the end of the year. The wafer producer shipped 239MW, up from guidance of 230-235MW provided in November. The company had experienced deferred shipments in the first half of 2009 due to poor demand.
However, continued market overcapacity in polysilicon and wafer production means that pricing continues to come under pressure in 2010. The company said that continued cost reduction strategies at its new polysilicon and established wafering plants would continue to remain competitive.