27 Jun 2012
Photovoltaic manufacturing equipment making is an "industry moving to consolidate" warns forecast.SBI Reports.
In 2010, the global thin film PV manufacturing equipment market represented over $3 billion in annual sales to start-up and commercial PV producers; it posted a significant CAGR of 69% between 2006-2010. And although the market has exited the emerging phase and is projected to grow roughly 7% annually through 2015, the report concludes the industry is moving towards consolidation.
Emil Salazar, SBI analyst, commented, "The global PV supply chain and industries will take at least one year to re-adjust to the relatively flattened demand in Europe and to exploit other emerging markets in North America and East Asia."
"During the market lull, photovoltaic producers are more likely to pursue consolidation strategies and continue product development rather than investing heavily in additional thin film production lines."
The report, SBI Bulletin: Thin Film PV Manufacturing Equipment Global Manufacturer Profiles, provides in-depth reviews and analysis of leading and emerging companies involved in thin film PV manufacturing equipment production, including their products, systems and turnkey production line suppliers.
Companies covered in the report include: Apollo Solar Energy Technology, Applied Materials, BTU International, Centrotherm Photovoltaics, GreenSolar, Grenzebach, Leybold Optics, Mirle Automation, Oerlikon Solar, Pall Corporation, Roth & Rau, Singulus, Tokyo Electron, ULVAC, Veeco Instruments, and others.
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