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Published on May 15th, 2014 | by James Ayre


Top 15 Solar Module Suppliers Of 2013, Via IHS

May 15th, 2014 by  

Editor’s Note: Aside from the notes in the article below, a few other interesting things jumped out to me. 1) Despite going bankrupt and being delisted from the NYSE, Suntech managed to still make it into the top 15 in 2013! That’s somewhat impressive. 2) The only solar module supplier in the top 10 not based in China or Japan was US-based First Solar, which was the only thin-film solar module supplier in the top 10, and one of only two in the top 15. 3) US-based SunPower just barely got knocked out of the top 10 for the first time in years, maybe even the first time ever. (Full Disclosure: I own stock in SunPower… as well as in Yingli Green Energy.) 4) Yingli and Trina Solar stood pretty tall above the other solar module suppliers in 2013, yet their stock prices are ridiculously low. I guess investors are wary of another Suntech-like bankruptcy and fall from grace. I not expecting that, of course.

Top Solar Module Manufacturers of 2013 (via Solar Love)

The top 15 solar PV module manufacturers of 2013 have been revealed thanks to a new report from the market research firm IHS. As many would no doubt guess, the list is dominated — yet again — by firms based in China. But, interestingly, the Japanese…



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James Ayre's background is predominantly in geopolitics and history, but he has an obsessive interest in pretty much everything. After an early life spent in the Imperial Free City of Dortmund, James followed the river Ruhr to Cofbuokheim, where he attended the University of Astnide. And where he also briefly considered entering the coal mining business. He currently writes for a living, on a broad variety of subjects, ranging from science, to politics, to military history, to renewable energy.

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