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Published on April 9th, 2014 | by Zachary Shahan


Yingli Holds Onto #1, Trina Solar Climbs To #2 In Solar

April 9th, 2014 by  

Originally published on Solar Love.

yingli solarWith nearly 10% of the solar module market in 2013, Yingli Green Energy (YGE)* retained the #1 spot in the market.

To be more exact, 9.4% of solar module capacity sold in 2013 came from Yingli. #2 was Trina Solar, which accounted for 8.2%; #3 was Sharp (thanks to a strong solar market in its home country of Japan), with 6% of the global market; #4 was Canadian Solar (after sitting in second back in 2012), 5.4%; and #5 was JinkoSolar (replacing JA Solar).

Such rankings can vary a bit from one market research firm to another. This ranking comes from GlobalData.

*Full disclosure: I hold stock in Yingli Green Energy (YGE). I’m “long” Yingli, as they would say.

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  • Russell Geisthardt

    Just to be clear, this analysis is for crystalline silicon only, not the total solar module market. It excludes thin-film manufacturers such as First Solar.

  • Will E

    how many solar panels you have on the roof?
    that is by far the best stock.
    I make 500 percent every year for ”going long” on roof Solar.
    invested 12000 over 20 year is 600 a year makes me 3000 a year
    is 500%

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