Table of Contents      
Intro and Overview
     Introduction
     Company Overview
Trends and Forces
      Key Trends and Forces
Competition


Industry Competitors

  • SunPower (SPWR) - One of the fastest growing solar companies, with one of the most efficient cells around.
  • Sharp Electronics - The largest photovoltaic cell manufacturer in the world.
  • Suntech Power Holdings - A Chinese photovoltaic cell company that is muscling its way into world solar markets.
  • JA Solar Holdings, - A Chinese PV company that only sells monocrystalline solar cells; it lets its customers take care of building the modules and systems.
  • Solarfun Power Holdings - Another Chinese PV company that operates 90% in Europe and makes most of its money by selling modules, rather than individual cells.
  • Evergreen Solar - A solar company that produces string ribbon PV cells and operates at all production levels from silicon wafer to power system.
  • Kyocera - A Japanese electronics company that is also a major manufacturer of solar cells.
  • Q-Cells - A privately owned, German solar manufacturer.
  • BP, Mitsubishi, and Sanyo - Not primarily photovoltaic cell manufacturers, but heavy market competitors nonetheless.
  • EMCORE - A Concentrated Photovoltaic System manufacturer that uses Gallium arsenide PV cells and got its start in the solar business making power cells for satellites.
  • Energy Conversion Devices - This company uses amorphous thin-film silicon in its ultra-thin, albeit low-efficiency solar cells.
Introduction and Overview | Trends and Forces | Competition

References

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