THE WORLD’S DOMINANT SOLAR MODULE MAKERS
Guess Who Are The Top 10 Solar Panel Makers In the World?
Ucilia Wang, December 3, 2014 Forbes
“…IHS released its ranking today that put Trina Solar as the top shipper of solar panels in 2014, followed by Yingli Green Energy. Both companies are based in China, which has dominated the solar equipment manufacturing business for many years now…[S]ix of the 10 manufacturers ranked by IHS are Chinese (if you count Canadian Solar which, though based in Canada, has its manufacturing base in China). The two biggest American solar panel makers, First Solar and SunPower also made the list…The companies on the list really haven’t changed in the past four years even though the solar manufacturing industry suffered through a downturn…The vast majority of the solar panel makers that are on the latest IHS ranking were also on the list in 2011, when signs of oversupply began to show up as losses in solar manufacturers’ financial reports…After tightening production, solar panel makers, such as First Solar and Japan’s Solar Frontier, are gearing up for expansion now that they expect to see a greater demand in 2015.” click here for more