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Polysilicon production technologies in a volatile market


By Johannes Bernreuter, Founder and Head, Bernreuter Research

A record-low spot price in the wake of oversupply and the aggressive cost-reduction roadmap of the PV industry are putting polysilicon producers under pressure to bring down their manufacturing costs. With the dominant Siemens process approaching a limit for further cost cuts, technologies based on the deposition from monosilane (SiH4) have now become the focus of attention.


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Our focus here at Photovoltaics International has always been on efficiency improvement and driving down the cost per watt of modules. In this issue we take a look at some of the market dynamics driving prices in the supply chain so that you can make better decisions to help reduce your overall cost per watt and increase your efficiency at the same time.

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